Wolverton, Hampshire

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Coordinates: 51°19′26″N 1°12′31″W / 51.323862°N 1.208715°W / 51.323862; -1.208715

Wolverton is located in Hampshire
 Wolverton shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU553585
Metropolitan borough Hampshire
Metropolitan county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TADLEY
Postcode district RG26
Dialling code 01635
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament North West Hampshire
List of places

Wolverton is a village in north Hampshire, England. It is within the civil parish of Baughurst,[1] and located approximately 7 miles (11 km) from both Newbury and Basingstoke.


Named in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Ulvretune,[2] Wolverton has a royal history. Circa 885, King Alfred gave the area – along with neighbouring Baughurst – to the Diocese of Winchester.[3]

Pipe Rolls identify the existence of a royal household in the village as early as the 12th century, and that Eleanor of Aquitaine resided there in 1165 while her husband – Henry II – was in Normandy.[4] The manor of Wolverton remained in royal ownership through the reigns of King John and Henry III, until possession was gained by the family of Peter Fitz Herbert some time after 1217.[4]

In 1837, Sir Peter Pole sold the manor to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington,[4] and it remained part of the Wellington estate until 1943.[5] The present-day Wolverton House is a late-Georgian manor house, near to St Catherine's Church.[6]


  1. ^ "Area: Baughurst CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Wolverton, Hampshire". 49r Great Domesday Book. The National Archives. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Baughurst History". Baughurst Parish Council. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  4. ^ a b c Page, William (1911). "Parishes: Wolverton". A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4. British History Online. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  5. ^ "The National Archives - Wellington". Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  6. ^ Chevallier, Hugh (2008-09-13). "Wolverton House". Geograph. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

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