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Cottages in Winchester Road, Wherwell | by Anguskirk
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Cottages in Winchester Road, Wherwell

    

Wherwell's pretty cottages are some of the most photographed in Hampshire.

Queen Elfrida, mother of King Ethelred, founded an abbey in Wherwell in 986 in penitence for mudering King Edward the Martyr. She was connected with several other murders including that of her husband by King Edgar in nearby Harewood Forest. A monument stands on the spot. She died by falling in the River Test at Wherwell.

The wives of King Canute and King Edward the Confessor both took refuge at the abbey.

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Taken on August 22, 2008