Research

In 2011, a group of members elected to research the history of East Meon, starting with House Histories. Some of the buildings were notable and ancient, including All Saints Church and the Hall at the Court House, while the village still has a number whose origins as hall houses are still apparent. We also researched less ancient and less distinguished buildings. Click here for more about this project.

In 2016, researchers within the Group embarked on a more ambitious  project, researching the history of Farming the Valley – in effect, the story of East Meon since pre-history, since agriculture was the sole industry until the mid-20th century.

In 2018, we joined forces with East Meon CoE Primary School to help commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day. The result was a display in the Village Hall of artwork, poems and letters written by the children and posters by the History Group describing life in the village in the Great War and the men who fought in it, including 21 young men who lost their lives.

This section contains reports of our research. Some are detailed academic studies, complete with references, appendixes and bibliographies,, while several topics are reported as  articles for the parish magazine, Meon Matters, and for the publications of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Club.