“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.”
quotation Louis Pasteur
NORSEBURY & WESTON COLLEY
Walk the Area
To the north of Stoke Charity lies a pre-historic hill fort called Norsebury Ring. This site has nothing to do with Norsemen – the name has its origins in the Old English ‘ness’ meaning a prominent nose of land and ‘burh’ meaning a defensive feature.
A mile or so to the east lies Weston Colley in the lee of the railway embankment. The name indicates that it was a farmstead to the west of Micheldever. No-one quite knows what Colley signifies. Perhaps it comes from the Old English ‘col-leah’ meaning a charcoal clearing in a wood.