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Wherwell, Hampshire

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Wherwell, Hampshire

Wherwell is a village on the River Test in Hampshire, England. The name may derive from its bubbling springs resulting in the Middle Ages place name “Hwerwyl” noted in AD 955, possibly meaning “kettle springs” or “cauldron springs. ” Pronunciation of the name has ranged from “Hurrell” to “Wer-rel” to present-day “Wher-well.
DistrictTest Valley
Post townANDOVER
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU3840
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01794
 

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

Worwhell

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

Wherwell, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Hants - par. 3645 ac., pop. 541; vil., 3½ miles SE. of Andover; P.O.; in vicinity is W. Priory, seat.

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