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Castle Morton or Morton Foliot, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Castle-Morton or Morton-Foliot, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, under the Malvern Hills, 4½ miles SW by W of Upton-on-Severn, and 3½ S by E of Malvern Wells station on the M.R., with a post office under Tewkesbury; money order office, Welland; telegraph office, Malvern Wells. Acreage, 3701; population, 720. A castle of the De Montes stood here, but lias long since disappeared. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £300. Patron, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is ancient, with a Norman doorway, and was restored in 1880, and a chapel of ease for the outlying portions of Castle-Morton and Berrow was erected in 1869 at the point where the dioceses of Worcester, Gloucester and Bristol, and Hereford meet. There is an almshouse for poor persons.

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 parishCastle-Morton St. Gregory 
HundredPershore 
Poor Law unionUpton-upon-Severn 

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


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Visitations Heraldic

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