Nether Wallop

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Nether Wallop
Nether Wallop is located in Hampshire
Nether Wallop
Nether Wallop
 Nether Wallop shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU2996536570
District Test Valley
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROMSEY
Postcode district SO20 E
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament North West Hampshire
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Coordinates: 51°07′39″N 1°34′23″W / 51.127635°N 1.573184°W / 51.127635; -1.573184

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.[1]The village contains many old thatched cottages and has been featured in books and TV programmes as one of the prettiest villages in England.[2]

Dane Cottage in Five Bells Lane, Nether Wallop was used as Miss Marple's home in the village of St. Mary Mead for the BBC adaptations, played by British actress Joan Hickson of the Agatha Christie Miss Marple novels. The house and many of the surrounding lanes within the village were used as the setting and are commonly seen throughout many of the Miss Marple films.

Sir Richard Reade ( 1511-1575 ) Lord Chancellor of Ireland, was a native of Nether Wallop, where his family were Lords of the Manor for several generations.

The conductor Leopold Stokowski died at his home in Nether Wallop on 13 September 1977.

The church is partly Anglo-Saxon, and unique fragments of frescoes apparently dating to the late Anglo-Saxon period have been discovered.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Richard Sawyer Saint Andrew's Church, Nether Wallop, Hampshire: Its Historical Development, Wall Paintings and Monuments pub. Saint Andrew's Church, Nether Wallop, Parochial Church Council, 1985


  1. ^ Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.493.
  2. ^ [1] Dorothy Beresford 'Nether Wallop in Hampshire' 1973
  3. ^ [2] Richard Gem and Pamela Tudor-Craig in Anglo-Saxon England