Elmley Lovett, Worcestershire
Elmley Lovett, a parish in Worcestershire, 1½ mile SSE of Hartlebury station on the G.W.R., and 4¼ miles NNW of Droitwich. Post town, Droitwich. Acreage, 2365; population, 301. The parish gives the title of Viscount to Earl Beauchamp. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £360 with residence. Patron, Christ's College, Cambridge. The church was rebuilt in 1839; in the churchyard is an ancient preaching cross.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Elmley-Lovett St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Droitwich|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1539.
Church of England
St. Michael (parish church)
The church of St. Michael, occupying a commanding position about the centre of the parish, is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave and an embattled western tower, with pinnacle and spire, containing 6 bells: it was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower and spire, in 1840, in a debased Gothic style, at a cost of £1,500: the stained east window is a memorial to Mrs. Perceval: the lower part of the tower is Decorated, and has a good three-light window: the upper portion is Perpendicular: the base and shaft of a churchyard cross remain on the south side of the church, but the upper portion of the shaft is modern: there are 202 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Elmley Lovett from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Elmley-Lovett (St. Michael))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Elmley Lovett 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.