Over Wallop

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Over Wallop
Over Wallop is located in Hampshire
Over Wallop
Over Wallop
Location within Hampshire
Population2,182 (2011 Census. including Middle Wallop)[1]
OS grid referenceSU2829438337
Civil parish
  • Over Wallop
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSO20
Dialling code01264
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteThe Wallops
List of places
51°08′37″N 1°35′49″W / 51.143600°N 1.596915°W / 51.143600; -1.596915Coordinates: 51°08′37″N 1°35′49″W / 51.143600°N 1.596915°W / 51.143600; -1.596915

Over Wallop is a small village and civil parish in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, England. The village lies close to the border with Wiltshire, approximately 5.1 miles (8.2 km) northwest of Stockbridge.

Over Wallop is the westernmost of the three villages collectively known as The Wallops, the other two being Middle Wallop and Nether Wallop. The name "Wallop" derives from the Old English words waella and hop, which taken together roughly mean "the valley of springing water". Over Wallop was described in the Domesday Book as the 'other Wallop', smaller than Nether Wallop.

Over Wallop contains the spring that sources a small river known by locals as “The Brook”. “The Brook” is a tributary to the River Test.

A linear Earthwork and Flint mines are located in the parish. The Earthwork, known as the Quarley High Linear band and ditch, was constructed 245 + or - 155 BC. The flint mines date to 3983 + or - 106 BC.[2]

Amenities Over Wallop has a small village shop and a family run pub “The White Hart”. The village also has two playing fields, one referred to as “The cricket field” and the other a Park next to evans close. Anyone who lives in over wallop is inside the catchment area for The Wallops Primary School and Test valley School. Over Wallop also has many bridle tracks for horses. The parish of Over Wallop is in the Diocese of Winchester. St Peter's parish church is of 12th-century origin, but has Victorian features.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Anon St Peter's Over Wallop Hampshire: Guide Book


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neigfhbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ Hampshire Studies 1998. ISSN 1368-2709
  3. ^ "St Peter's Church". The Wallops. Retrieved 22 August 2015.