Waterloo Ville
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Originally known as 'Wait Lane' and only containing a handful of cottages, Waterlooville owes its real foundation to an Act which was passed in 1810, authorising deforestation of the area.

In 1815 it is said that Wellington's soldiers stopped for refreshment on their return journey from Waterloo, and thus the village became known as Waterlooville.

Growth continued in 1897 with the advent of the Portsmouth to Horndean light railway. By the 1960s, growth was rapid.

The Parish Church of St. George was completed and consecrated in 1831.

Tourist and Other Information sources


Local Tourist Information

Local Information Point

Local Council


Waterlooville Library,
The Precinct,
Hampshire PO7 7DT

Telephone: (023) 9225 4626/7

Havant Borough Council,
Civic Offices,
Civic Centre Road, Havant,
Hampshire PO9 2AX

Telephone: (023) 9248 0024

Parking in Waterlooville

Waitrose car park situated two minutes from Waterlooville Library and its Local Information Point. All other car parks within easy walking distance to the town centre.


Waterlooville has a good variety of places to eat within the High Street and surrounding area including pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Access by Public Transport

Public Bus Services operate to Waterlooville from Portsmouth, Petersfield, Winchester, Chichester.