Abbotts Morton, Worcestershire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Abbot's Morton St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Alcester|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1728.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Morton, Abbot's (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Abbotts Morton 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.