WHEATLEY Village History

The Holton Park Archive

Kevin Heritage of Wheatley Park School has created an excellent website chronicling the history of the Holton Park Estate, now the site of Wheatley Park School.  It covers eras from Roman and Saxon times to the present day, and contains many fascinating documents and images. Of particular interest are two videos, of

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Wheatley Hospitality (3)

Hostelries, Hospitals, and Hotels all offer shelter.  The Good Samaritan took the injured man to an inn.  During the Civil War, 1642-6, The Bell and other inns nursed and buried casualties at parish expense.  When the King reinforced bridge defences, Wheatley homes and inns quartered soldiers for a quartermaster’s billet (chitty), redeemable after victory. 

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