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Bockleton, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Bockleton, a parish in Worcestershire and Herefordshire, 5 miles S of Tenbury, and 8 E by N of Leominster. It includes the hamlet of Hampton Charles. Post town, Tenbury, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2755; population of the civil parish, 238; of the ecclesiastical, 319. Bockleton Court is the seat of the lord of the manor. Bricks and drain-pipes are manufactured at Hampton Charles. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £134 with residence. The church, which has been restored, is partly Norman, partly of the Decorated period; it has two Norman doorways, and a 16th century altar tomb. There is a mortuary chapel which belongs to the lord of the manor.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWorcestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishBockleton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionTenbury 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bockleton from the following:

Land and Property

The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Quinton (Bockleton)

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictMalvern Hills
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR15
Post TownTenbury Wells