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Elmley Lovett, Worcestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishElmley-Lovett St. Michael 
HundredHalfshire 
Poor Law unionDroitwich 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1539.


Churches

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.


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 Elmley Lovett from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWychavon
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtWR9
Post TownDroitwich