Wherwell  Hampshire


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.

Wherwell through time

Wherwell is now part of Test Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Test Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wherwell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 19th June 2024

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