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Walton or Walton d'Eiville is a small hamlet just south of Wellesbourne in Warwickshire, England. It is next to the River Dene and is most notable for Walton Hall which is now a hotel and spa. It is home to the Hamiltons who own the land.
The name "Walton" comes from settlement/farmstead of Wealas, native Celts, which is what the new Anglo Saxon speaking peoples called the native inhabitants of England.
There is strong evidence that in many areas of England taken over by Germanic speaking settlers, the native British (Wealas) remained undisturbed, farming the same land they did when the Romans left. Over time they just adapted to the new conditions and forgot their Celtic tongue (similar to Old Welsh/Cornish) for the language and culture of the newcomers in order to climb the social ladder, or were coerced to do so. It was in the Anglo Saxon interest that the native British carry on as usual to ensure the economy produced food and goods for the new landowners.
- Hamilton, Elizabeth (1988). A History of Saint James's Church, Walton D'Eivile (New ed.). Walton: St James's Church.
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