Abbotts Morton, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Abbotts-Morton, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, 6 miles SW of Alcester. Post town, Redditch; money order office, Inkberrow; telegraph office, Alcester. Acreage, 1474; population, 163. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £159. The church is a stone edifice in the Perpendicular style, with a pinnacled tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Worcestershire
Ecclesiastical parish Abbot's Morton St. Peter
Hundred Blackenhurst
Poor Law union Alcester

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1728.


Churches

Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is a building of stone in the Decorated style, dating from about 1350, and consisting of chancel, nave, north transept, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 4 bells: the church was restored in 1840, when a gallery was added and some old stained glass, given by G. J. A. Walker esq. was placed in the east window; Mr. Walker also gave a carved oak chair of the date 1666: the altar rails and communion table are of substantial carved oak: there are 176 sittings.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Abbotts Morton from the following:


Land and Property

The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.


Maps

Online maps of Abbotts Morton are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictWychavon
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtWR7
Post TownWorcester