Quarley HistoryQuarley lies north of the neighbouring parish of Grateley . Whereas Grateley derives its name from the "great lea", Quarley derives its name from a quarter of the lea. The Manor of Quarley was held by Earl Harold before the Norman Conquest, but in the Domesday Book the manor was assigned to William the Conqueror. It has a manor house and a church which are mentioned in the Domesday Book.
The parish church of St. Michael dates from Saxon times.
A feature of St Michael's is
that three church bells are housed in a frame, with a roof over it, in the
There is more detailed information in Hampshire County Council - Hampshire Treasures - Volume 8 - Pages 177 - 182 at www.hants.gov.uk/hampshiretreasures/vol08/page177.html.
Quarley Iron-Age Hill Fort
This ovoid fort in a prominent position, was built in several phases. First occupation was an enclosure surrounded by a simple timber palisade, this was later augmented by a 6½ feet (2m) high dump rampart and a wide ditch, 13 feet (4m) deep with a slight counterscarp. Entrances were located on the south-west and south-east, but for some reason, both the rampart and the south-east entrance were left unfinished. A number of late bronze age linear earthworks radiate out from the site, which were possibly used for cattle ranching.
Historic Village Maps
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