Category Archives: Soberton

Soberton Sudbertune in Domesday from the Old English suth-bere-tun meaning an outlying southern farmstead the origins of the name roots Soberton in the heart of Hampshire’s history.

Baptismal Font Soberton

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Meon Valley Fonts

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Meon Valley FontsThe baptismal font Soberton in the church of St Peter’s The font in St Peter’s church Soberton is Victorian  with a hexagonal bowl on a single pedestal and a stepped base. The sides of the bowl are decorated with carvings of angels, crossed… Continue Reading

John Young Dean of Winchester 1616

What connection can be made between Winchester Cathedral and Exton, a small village in the Meon Valley? Can you solve the chronogram found on the memorial to Dean Young and how does it all connect with the village of Soberton. More intriguing Hampshire history. Continue Reading