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Odiham, Hampshire

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Odiham, Hampshire

Odiham is a historic village and large civil parish in the Hart district of Hampshire, England. It is twinned with Sourdeval in the Manche Department of France. The current population is 4,406. The parish contains an acreage of 7,354 acres with 50 acres of land covered with water. The nearest railway station is at Hook, on the London and South Western Railway. The village had its own Hundred in the nineteenth century, named The Hundred of Odiham.
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU7451
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
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Other names by which Odiham, Hampshire has been known in the past


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

Odiham.-- market town and par., Hants, in NE. of co., 3 miles SW. of Winchfield sta. and 23 NE. of Winchester, 7355 ac., pop. 2623; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. Odiham occupies a picturesque situation on the slope of a chalk hill, and in the heart of a wooded district, from which it derives its name - a corruption of "woody ham." It dates from Saxon times, and had then a royal residence of the kings of Wessex. After the Norman Conquest a castle was built here, and the town rose in importance. It is now a seat of petty and special sessions, and has an endowed grammar school. Two fairs are held annually, and some small mfrs. are carried on.

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