Odiham, Hampshire

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Odiham is a village in Hampshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Odiham within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Odiham in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Odiham.-- market town and par., Hants, in NE. of co., 3 miles SW. of Winchfield sta. and 23 NE. of Winchester, 7355 ac., pop. 2623; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. Odiham occupies a picturesque situation on the slope of a chalk hill, and in the heart of a wooded district, from which it derives its name - a corruption of "woody ham." It dates from Saxon times, and had then a royal residence of the kings of Wessex. After the Norman Conquest a castle was built here, and the town rose in importance. It is now a seat of petty and special sessions, and has an endowed grammar school. Two fairs are held annually, and some small mfrs. are carried on.

Odiham in the Domesday Book

A village in Odiham hundred, in the county of Hampshire.

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