Nether Wallop shown within Hampshire
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||SO20 E|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||North West Hampshire|
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.The village contains many old thatched cottages and has been featured in books and TV programmes as one of the prettiest villages in England.
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.
The conductor Leopold Stokowski died at his home in Nether Wallop on 13 September 1977.
- 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
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