The overlordship at the time of the Norman Conquest was held by the king. It was subsequently held by a family who took their name from the village. By the fifteenth century the Wallop family held Farleigh Wallop, and in September 1591 Queen Elizabeth I visited Sir Henry Wallop. During the Civil War Sir Robert Wallop took the Parliamentary side and sat in judgement upon Charles I. He later escaped the death sentence but was imprisoned in the Tower and died there in 1666. The Wallop family continued to hold the manor.
Farleigh House was burnt in 1667 and not rebuilt until 1731 by Viscount Lymington, who was created Earl of Portsmouth by his friend George I. Farleigh House is said to have been the site of the Wallops' home since 1414.
Further information on attractions to discover in the area and other interesting villages to visit is available. For information on public services for Farleigh please take a look at the Basingstoke local pages.