Bishop’s Waltham is a medieval broadcast town situated at the source of the River Hamble in Hampshire, England. It has a foot in the South Downs National Park and is located at the midpoint of a long-established route amongst Winchester and Portsmouth. It is house to the ruins of Bishop’s Waltham Palace, a Scheduled Ancient Monument under English Heritage management, and a well-preserved high street afterward many listed buildings which now home independent shops.
Bishop’s Waltham’s long archives includes a roll call of Medieval and Tudor kings and queens who visited the town to stay at the palace. The state of the town is Saxon, being derived from the two words: “wald” (forest) and “ham” (settlement).
Modern day Bishop’s Waltham has a population of over 6,723 and is the largest agreement in the Winchester district external the city itself. It is home to an infant and junior school.