Mottisfont

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Mottisfont
Village
Mottisfont Lane (geograph 4811980).jpg
Lane through Mottisfont village
Mottisfont is located in Hampshire
Mottisfont
Mottisfont
Location within Hampshire
Population351 [1]
385 (2011 Census including Dunbridge)[2]
OS grid referenceSU324268
Civil parish
  • Mottisfont
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townROMSEY
Postcode districtSO51
Dialling code01794
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°02′22″N 1°32′14″W / 51.039553°N 1.53711°W / 51.039553; -1.53711Coordinates: 51°02′22″N 1°32′14″W / 51.039553°N 1.53711°W / 51.039553; -1.53711

Mottisfont is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, England, approximately 7 km north west of Romsey. The village is best known as the location of Mottisfont Abbey. Much of the surrounding land, which is part of the Mottisfont Estate, and several other buildings in the village, are in the care of the National Trust.

The unusual name is probably derived from the Old English motes funta, meaning 'spring near the confluence' or 'spring of the moot' or possibly 'spring of the stone' (from the Old English motere: sonte).

Mottisfont formerly had a railway station on the Sprat and Winkle Line, which closed in the 1960s. The nearby Dunbridge station on the Wessex Main Line has recently been renamed as Mottisfont and Dunbridge. The Test Way and Monarch's Way long-distance footpaths pass through the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts, Area: Mottisfont CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 28 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 December 2016.