Over Wallop

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Over Wallop
Grid reference: SU2829438337
Location: 51°8’37"N, 1°35’49"W
Post town: Stockbridge
Postcode: SO20
Dialling code: 01264
Local Government
Council: Test Valley
Romsey and Southampton North
Website: The Wallops

Over Wallop is a small village and parish in Hampshire, adjacent to the border with Wiltshire. The village lies approximately five miles north-west 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.

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.[1]

Further reading

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


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