Wivelrod

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Wivelrod
A lane at Wivelrod - geograph.org.uk - 98848.jpg
Cottages in Wivelrod
Wivelrod is located in Hampshire
Wivelrod
Wivelrod
 Wivelrod shown within Hampshire
Population 11 [1]
OS grid reference SU6755638427
Civil parish Bentworth
District East Hampshire
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Alton
Postcode district GU34
Dialling code 01420
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
Website http://www.bentworth.info
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Coordinates: 51°08′28″N 1°02′09″W / 51.141135°N 1.03571°W / 51.141135; -1.03571

Wivelrod is a hamlet in the large civil parish of Bentworth in Hampshire, England. The nearest town is Alton, about 2.8 miles (4.5 km) to the east. At a spot height of 712 feet (217 m), it is the highest settlement in Hampshire.

The nearest railway station is Alton which is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to the east. Until 1932 it was the Bentworth and Lasham railway station on the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway, until its closure. [2]

Wivelrod is situated on one of the highest points in Hampshire. At the south side of the hamlet it reaches a spot height of 712 feet (217 m); the highest point in the Civil Parish of Bentworth.

The area was inhabited in ancient times and some Tumuli and Burial Mounds are on Wivelrod Hill.[2] Also, at Wivelrod House, finds include Pottery, bone objects, spindle-whorls (stone discs with a hole in the middle used in spinning thread) and fragments of Roman roofing tiles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bentworth#Population figures Population ref
  2. ^ [1] Alton Light Railway closure