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Nether Wallop, Hampshire

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Nether Wallop, Hampshire

Nether Wallop is a village in central Hampshire, England. It is part of The Wallops: Nether, Middle and Over Wallop. The name derives from 'waella' (stream) and 'hop' (valley) or 'the valley of springing water'. The town was the site of the Battle of Guoloph that took place around the year 439. The element 'Wallop' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Wallope'; 'Wollop inferior', that is to say Nether Wallop, is first attested circa 1270 in Episcopal Registers.
DistrictTest Valley
Post townROMSEY
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU3036
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central

Other names by which Nether Wallop, Hampshire has been known in the past

Lower Wallop ~ Wallop ~ Wallop Nether

Nether Wallop, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wallop, Nether, par., Hants, 7391 ac., pop. 789; P.O., called Lower Wallop, and P.O., T.O. at Middle Wallop, 5 miles NW. of Stockbridge; in vicinity is Wallop House, seat. Wallop Fields are said to be the scene of one of the last battles between Vortigern and the Saxons.

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