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Church Lench, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Church-Lench, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands on the verge of the county, 3 miles NW of Harvington station on the M.R., 4 NNE of Fladbury station on the G.W.R., and 5 NNW of Evesham. It has a post office under Evesham; money order and telegraph office, Harvington. The parish includes also the hamlets of Atch-Lench, Sheriffs-Lench, and Abbots-Lench. Acreage, 2572; population of the civil parish, 405; of the ecclesiastical, 424. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, t£273 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1889.

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 
Poor Law unionEvesham 

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

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 Church Lench 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

Atch Lench
Sherriffs Lench

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR11
Post TownEvesham