Nether Wallop

St Andrew’s Church in Nether Wallop boasts a wall painting dated to the 1020s, so the church has been standing on that spot since long before William the Conqueror came to England. There are also several mediaeval wall paintings in the church and a fine ring of six bells. The bell-ringers practice on Friday nights, so if you are staying at the weekend, open the window and enjoy the sounds. The organ in the church was originally installed by J W Walker & Sons in 1880 and restored to its former glory in 2010.

 

The Wallop Brook flows through the village on its way to join the River Test further down the valley.

 

To the north-west of the village stands Danebury Hill, with its Iron Age hill fort.

 

Danebury Vineyards has been growing excellent English wines in Nether Wallop since 1988. The vineyards are not open to the public and visits are by appointment only.

 

Between 1984 and 1992 the village became famous as the location for the BBC TV series Miss Marple, starring Joan Hickson as Agatha Christie’s famous detective and several episodes were filmed in and around the village and church.

 

Nether Wallop features as Wallope in the Domesday Book, which was completed in 1086. A copy of the book can be seen in St Andrew’s church in the village.

 

The Five Bells pub: contrary to the appearance given by Google maps, the Five Bells pub closed its doors in July 2013. We hope it will re-open but, at the time of writing, we don’t know when this may be.

 

Nether Wallop has a village tennis court (hard surface) and the key is kept at The Trout.  Booking is on a first come basis and the rates are reasonable.  Please enquire when booking Little Trout.