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Clifton on Teme, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Clifton-Upon-Teme, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands on the top of a hill, 500 feet above the river Teme, 5 miles N of Knightwick station on the Worcester and Brownyard branch of the G.W.R., and 11 NW of Worcester, was once a market-town and a borough, and has a post and money order office under Worcester; telegraph office, Stanford Bridge. The parish comprises 2976 acres; population, 454. Woodmanton, an ancient manor house, now a farmhouse, stands near the village. Ham Castle, the seat of the Jefferies family, suffered great injury during the Civil War, and was completely burnt in 1887. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £131. The church is mainly Early English and Decorated, with a massive tower and spire, and has been restored.

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 parishClifton-upon-Teme St. Killom 
Poor Law unionMartley 

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 Clifton on Teme 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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Visitations Heraldic

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