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Abberton, Worcestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 CountyWorcestershire 
HundredPershore 
Poor Law unionPershore 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1661.


Churches

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.


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 Abberton 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 Abberton 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 districtWR10
Post TownPershore