Wherwell shown within Hampshire
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Wherwell is a village on the River Test in Hampshire, England. The name may derive from its bubbling springs resulting in the Middle Ages place name “Hwerwyl” noted in AD 955, possibly meaning “kettle springs” or “cauldron springs.” Pronunciation of the name has ranged from “Hurrell” to “Wer-rel” to present-day “Wher-well.”
Before the Dissolution, the parish of Wherwell was in the hands of an important abbey of Benedictine nuns, whose abbess was Lady of the Manor of an area much larger than the existing parish.
- ^ Richard Rowles, 2011, ‘’The Wherwell Village Website’’, http://www.wherwell.net/, © 2007.
- ^ Test Valley Borough Council, 2011, “Wherwell”, http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=356, Page Last Updated: 10/08/2005.
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