in 1746



Wheat-Hampfled, commonly called Whethamfled, from the great Plenty of excellent Wheat formerly growing here, which it ftill produces.

The chief Manor here was Parcel of the Poffeffions of King Edward the Confeffor, which he kept a while for the Provifion of his Table, but afterwards gave it to the Abbot and Convent of Weftminfter, who held it at the Time the General Survey was taken. Since the Diffolution of the Abbies, that Church is made Collegiate, for a Dean and Chapter, who ftill have this Manor continued to them.

The Agreeable Historian, 1746