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Elmbridge, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Elmbridge, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Dodderhill parish, Worcestershire, 3 miles N of Droitwich. There is a post office at Cutnal Green under Droitwich; money order and telegraph office, Droitwich. Acreage of the township, 1778; population, 348. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, o£160. The church is Norman, but few features of that period now remain, and was restored in 1872.

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 
Civil parishDodderhill 
HundredHalfshire 
Poor Law unionDroitwich 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1570.


Churches

Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is an ancient building of stone, in the Norman and later styles, consisting of nave, north aisle and a western turret containing 2 bells: the east window is stained, and that in the north aisle is a memorial to the Rev. J. H. L. Booker M.A. vicar 1888-1905: in the church is a brass to John Dannet esq. d. 1752; a monument, dated 1650, to the Purshull family, who resided at Purshull Hall, and one to the Penrice family, owners of the manor and Elmbridge Green estate: the reredos, pulpit and font are fine pieces of workmanship: the church was restored in 1872, and affords 150 sittings: 10 acres of land, derived from the Dannet family, are held by trustees, and the rents, amounting to about £15 a year, are applied to the repairs of the church.


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 Elmbridge from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Elmbridge 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.

DistrictWychavon
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtWR9
Post TownDroitwich