In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wherwell like this:
WHERWELL, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Hants. The village stands 1¼ mile NE of Fullerton-Bridge r. station, and 3½ SSE of Andover; and has a post-office under Andover, and a fair on 24 Sept.The parish contains Fullerton and Westover tythings, comprises 3,546 acres, and is in Andover district. Rated property, £3,651. Pop., 626. Houses, 124. W. Park is the seat of W. Iremonger, Esq. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here by Elfrida, the widow of King Edgar; was given, at the dissolution, to the first Lord Delawarr; and passed to the Iremongers. The living. is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £304.* Patron, W. Iremonger, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1859. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a village school. -The hundred contains six parishes, and is in .Andover division. Acres, 16,909. Pop. in 1851, 2,524. Houses, 524.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wherwell, in Test Valley and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 02nd October 2014
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