Upper Enham

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Upper Enham
Upper Enham is located in Hampshire
Upper Enham
Upper Enham
Upper Enham shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU3703150176
Civil parish
  • Knights Enham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ANDOVER
Postcode district SP11 6
Dialling code 01264
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°14′58″N 1°28′15″W / 51.249560°N 1.470815°W / 51.249560; -1.470815Coordinates: 51°14′58″N 1°28′15″W / 51.249560°N 1.470815°W / 51.249560; -1.470815

Upper Enham, formerly known as Upper Kings Enham, is a hamlet in the civil parish of Smannell lying along MacCallum Road between Little London and Enham Alamein in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, England. At the 2011 Census the population of the hamlet was included in the civil parish of Wherwell. It lies 2.7 miles (4.3 km) north from Andover, its nearest town.

According to Cambridge University the important meeting of 16 May 1008 was held at Kings Enham. This meeting of 40 nobles including King Aethelred and Bishop Wulfstan with 350 retainers, put into draft a decree stating that England would now worship one Christian God, one King, and that all men would be subject to law. This signified the rebirth of England and it is thought that the reference to Lambs being raised here is not a reference to livestock, but to the followers of God, "The Flock".


1008: Eanham, i.e. Anglo-Saxon ēan-hām = "lamb" or ēan-hamm = "enclosure by a river or marsh, for lambs"

1066: Domesday Book "Etham"

1167: Enham[7]

1379: Enham Regis (= "Enham of the King")

1595: Kings Eneham[8]

1720: Enham[9]

1759: Upper Kings Inham, Lower Kings Inham (with given alternative of Lower Kings Enham)[10]

1900: Upper Kings Enham and Lower Kings Enham were each a group of a few houses.

1919: Upper Enham, Enham[11]

1945: Upper Enham with Lower Kings Enham or "Enham" renamed Enham Alamein (and still so as at April 2014)