Abberton, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, 6 miles NNE of Pershore. Post town, Pershore. Acreage, 999; population, 95. Abberton Hall is the chief residence. There are saline springs, similar to the waters of Cheltenham. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £142. The church was rebuilt in 1881.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Pershore|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1661.
Church of England
St. Edburga (parish church)
The church of St. Edburga, rebuilt, with additions, in 1881-2 on the same site, at a cost of £3,000, is an edifice of stone, in the Early English style, from the designs of Mr. W. J. Hopkins, architect, of Worcester, and consists of chancel, nave, vestry, south porch and a western tower with spire 105 feet in height, containing 2 bells, provision being made for a future peal of 6: the walls are constructed externally with the materials of the old church, some of the ancient, windows being re-inserted; internally they are lined with red and coloured brick: the font, a Norman work, has been retained, and the monuments of the Sheldons replaced.: the rebuilding was carried out at the sole cost of the late William Laslett esq, of Abberton Hall, and the church reopened by the Bishop of Worcester, Nov. 15, 1882: it has 120 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Abberton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Abberton)
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Abberton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.