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Bayton, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Bayton, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, on the verge of the county, 3 miles S of Cleobury Mortimer, and 7 W by S of Bewdley, under which there is a post office; money order and telegraph office, Cleobury Mortimer. Acreage, 2257; population, 421. Shakenhurst Hall, a mile distant, is a plain red brick mansion situated in an extensive park. Coal is obtained. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Mamble, in the diocese of Hereford; joint net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, dedicated to St Bartholomew, was originally Norman, and has an embattled 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 CountyWorcestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishBayton St. Bartholomew 
HundredDoddingtree 
Poor Law unionCleobury-Mortimer 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1564.


Churches

Church of England

St. Bartholomew (parish church)

The church of St. Bartholomew is a building of stone with some remains of Norman work, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells: the church was restored in 1905 at a cost of £2,000, the grater part of which sum was given by the late C. W. Wicksted esq. of Shakenhurst Hall: there are 200 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 Bayton 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 Bayton 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:


Villages, Hamlets, &c

Clows Top
Shakenhurst

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictMalvern Hills
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtDY14
Post TownKidderminster