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Eastham, Worcestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishEastham St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionTenbury 

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

Church Records

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.

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 Eastham from the following:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictMalvern Hills
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR15
Post TownTenbury Wells