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Berrow, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Berrow, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, 6½ miles SW of Upton station on the M.R., 7 SE of Ledbury, and 7 W of Tewkesbury. There is a post office under Ledbury; money order office, Welland; telegraph office, Eastnor, both being about 5 miles distant. Acreage, 2207; population, 310. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £248 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church, which was restored in 1858, is Early English, with a Norman doorway and 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 parishBerrow St. Faith 
HundredOswaldslow 
Poor Law unionUpton-upon-Severn 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1698.


Churches

Church of England

St. Faith (parish church)

The church of St. Faith is an edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, north porch with Norman doorway, and an embattled western tower containing 2 bells; at the end of the nave is an ancient low-side window, of a date anterior to that of the present chancel; showing that the church has been at some time enlarged and the altar moved further east: the church was completely restored in 1858 and affords 200 sittings.

Church


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 Berrow 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 Berrow 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.

DistrictMalvern Hills
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtWR13
Post TownMalvern