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Chesapeake Mill in Wickham village built in 1820

The historical significance of this fine building arises first of all from the timbers used in its construction.  These timbers come from the United States frigate Chesapeake, which was captured by the Royal Navy during the War of 1812.

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History7 September 2018
History4 September 2018

Wickham village’s ‘Growth in Status’ 1269 – 1801

The village of Wickham in 1269 started to hold markets every Thursday, when other villages could only hold markets on Wednesdays, helping to establish it as the second largest medieval square in England.

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The Wickham village church of St Nicholas dates from 1120

During 2020 St Nicholas Church is celebrating its 900 year anniversary with series of events.

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History3 September 2018
History2 September 2018

A Brief History of English Sparkling Wine

For almost 2000 years vines have been grown in this country for wine production but historically this wine was predominantly reserved for monasteries, palaces and large country houses and not for commercial sale.

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1086 – Quob Park and Wickham in The Doomsday Book

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”

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History1 September 2018
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