Aspects of East Meon
Views of East Meon and its surrounding countryside, recorded in engravings and photographs.
The Bryden prints
First, the engravings of Robert Bryden, then images of the larger buildings around East Meon, some farms and farm buildings, views of the village, photographs of The Square and Workhouse Lane, and finally Frogmore, the hamlet to the east of the village.
The Manors of East Meon were for many centuries owned by the Bishops of Winchester, who held their assizes in The Court Hall. There was no stately manor house adjacent to the village. From the eighteenth century onwards, some of the more prosperous farmers and landowners began to develop substantial properties around the village.
These aerial views of East Meon show the gradual expansion of the village between the second half of the nineteenth century and the 1960s.
The West End
Apart from the High Street, the busiest part of East Meon was ‘The Square’, where Workhouse Lane now meets Chapel Street and The Cross.
The hamlet to the east of the main village.