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Mottisfont

 

Mottisfont

Coordinates: 51°02′22″N 1°32′14″W / 51.039553°N 1.53711°W / 51.039553; -1.53711

Mottisfont
Hampshire
Population 351 [1]
OS grid reference SU324268
Civil parish Mottisfont
District Test Valley
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROMSEY
Postcode district SO51
Dialling code 01794
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Romsey and Southampton North
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Mottisfont is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, England, approximately 7km north west of Romsey. The village is best known as the location of Mottisfont Abbey. Much of the surrounding land, which is part of the Mottisfont Estate, and several other buildings in the village, are in the care of the National Trust.

The unusual name is probably derived from the Old English motes funta, meaning 'spring near the confluence' or 'spring of the moot' or possibly 'spring of the stone' (from the Old English motere: sonte).

Mottisfont formerly had a railway station on the Sprat and Winkle Line, which closed in the 1960s. The nearby Dunbridge station on the Wessex Main Line has recently been renamed as Mottisfont and Dunbridge. The Test Way and Monarch's Way long-distance footpaths pass through the village.

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