Category Archives: King Alfred

Berries and Beans: William Gill’s estate book and the site of the Eashing burh

Eashing (or more accurately the two hamlets of Lower and Upper Eashing), just off the southbound carriageway of the A3 heading towards the Hindhead tunnel and on to the south coast, can stake a claim to be well known in … Continue reading

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New work – sorry Epsom…

…but you can no longer claim to be the place named Hebbeshamm at which King Alfred convened an assembly of many of his leading men in 882, a meeting known solely from the passing reference made in a charter to … Continue reading

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