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Thursday 13th July 2006 15:51

I wondered if you are able to explain the origin of the village Stowell near Alton Priors and how it got its name please.

The meaning of Stowell is said to be a spring or stream with an edging of sarsen stone. In this location I think that it was more likely to have been a spring. There was a village at East Stowell by the mid 13th century and I think that West Stowell is older. The name is Saxon and there was a Romano-British building at West Stowell.




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