|During the time of the Norman Conquest
the overlordship was held by the king, and this later held by a family
who took their name from the village. The Wallop family held Farleigh
Wallop by the end of the 15th century and it was in 1591 that Queen
Elizabeth I paid a visit to Sir Henry Wallop. During the English Civil
War Sir Robert Wallop was on the side of Cromwell and he sat in
judgement of King Charles I, he later escaped the death sentence but was
sent to the Tower where he died in 1666, the year of the Fire of London.
But the manor still remained in the hands of the Wallop family.
Farleigh House which was burnt down in 1667 and not rebuilt until 1731 by Viscount Lymington, was the residence of Mrs Routh and had wide stretching grounds and park, occupies the south west corner of the parish. Lyint south of the village the house and outbuildings become part of the village and there is a high garden wall which runs along the village street.
The village lies on high ground and there are only a few farmhouses and buildings, one thatched house and a couple of cottages. At the east end of the village near Park Farm , there is a narrow lane on the left called Pigeon House Lane. Here can be seen the church of St Andrew which is served by the rector of the church at Cliddesden.
Viscount Lymington was given the title of Earl of Portsmouth by George I who was a friend of his and Farleigh House is said to have been the site of the Wallops' home since 1414
Basingstoke lies about three miles north with the B3046 separating the town from the Candover Way.
St Andrews church lies in the middle of a field off a narrow little track and can be reached by a concrete path though this is often buried under little parcels that have been left here by the resident cattle! But a word of warning is needed as when one gets to the church they will find it well and truly bolted shut due to it been neglected over the years, but in 1949 the parishioners paid for electricity to be laid to it and a board states this. The church is described in Kellys directory as a small cruciform building with chancel, nave, north and south transepts and aisle, and a square tower at west end that contains 3 bells. It was restored, re-seated and new tower added in 1871-2. The register was included with that of Cliddesden up to 1813. The living is annexed to that of Cliddesden. The charities consist of the interest of £247 2s.0d.for the Joint benefit of the poor of this and the parishes of Cliddesden and Hurstbourne Priors. A School Board was established in 1873 in conjunction with Cliddesden and Ellisfield; a schoolhouse is (1874) in course of erection in this parish.
The Earl of Portsmouth is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The population in 1871 was 111.