The 170 acre site of Quob Park, located just outside the village of Wickham in Hampshire, is also first mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to the “Lords of The Manor of North Fareham”
1086 The Doomsday Book
After the Norman Conquest King William granted the Manor of Wickham, in Hampshire, to Hugo de Port and it appeared in the Doomsday Book of 1086, as a small village with 2 watermills. The 170 acre site of Quob Park, located just outside the village of Wickham, in Hampshire, is first mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to the “Lords of The Manor of North Fareham”.
As a matter of note, when the Domesday book was compiled in 1086, there were thirty-nine vineyards officially recorded in England (although the true figure may have been much higher).
After a great grape harvest in 2018 Hampshire is fast becoming the English Champagne region – Hampshire Life, September 2019
Wickham today is an enchanting village, steeped in history, full of character and surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Hampshire’s Meon Valley.
Although only a stone’s throw away from the larger towns of Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth, Wickham offers the visitor (and the resident!) something quite different; intriguing, independent shops, an enviable variety of eateries, serene water meadows, fascinating historical buildings and for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, the Meon Valley Trail.