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Alton is a market town and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is located on the south west source of the River Wey and is the highest town in Hampshire. The town is famous for its connection with Sweet Fanny Adams. Alton began as a Roman settlement known as Vindomis. The town was recorded in the Domesday Survey of 1086 under the name Aoltone and was notable for having the most valuable market recorded therein. The town contains three secondary schools and its own railway station. Alton is twinned with Pertuis in France, and Montecchio Maggiore in Italy. It had a sub-office at Four Marks village which later closed in 2007.