Eastham, a township and a parish in Worcestershire. The township lies on the river Teme, adjacent to the boundary with Salop, 1¼ mile S of Newnham Bridge station on the G.W.R., and 4½ miles E by N of Tenbury. Post town and money order office, Tenbury; telegraph office, Newnham Bridge. Acreage, 2155; population, 321. The parish includes also the townships of Hanley William, Hanley Child, and Orleton. Acreage, 5057; population, 728. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Hanley William and the chapelries of Orleton and Hanley Child, in the diocese of Hereford; joint gross value, £934 with residence. The church has some Norman features. The chancel was restored in 1864 and the nave in 1890.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Eastham St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Tenbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register, including those of Orleton and Hanley Child, dates from the year 1571.
Church of England
SS. Peter and Paul (parish church)
The church of SS. Peter and Paul is an edifice of Travertine stone, principally Norman, with insertions of the 14th and 15th centuries, and consisting of chancel, nave and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 4 bells: the south doorway is a beautiful example of Norman work: Nash, in his "History of Worcestershire," says, "From the mention of a Presbyter in the Domesday survey of this manor, here was a church in the Saxon Age:" the chancel was entirely restored In 1864, and the nave in 1889-90: the church affords 120 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Eastham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Eastham (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Eastham are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.