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Hanbury, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Hanbury, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands near the Worcester and Birmingham Canal 2 miles SSE of Stoke Works station on the M.R., 4 ENE of Droitwich, and 5 SSE of Bromsgrove. It has a post office under Bromsgrove; money order office. Stoke; telegraph office, Stoke Works railway station. The parish comprises 7790 acres; population of the civil parish, 877; of the ecclesiastical, 855. Hanbury Hall is the seat of the lord of the manor. The mansion was built in 1701. Mere Hall is an ancient county seat. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £475. The church stands on an eminence commanding a fine view, is an ancient edifice, with a tower, was repaired in 1860, and enlarged in 1861, and contains monuments of the Vernons. Roman coins and other relics have been found near the church. There is a chapel of ease at Woolmer Green, and a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishHanbury St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionDroitwich 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hanbury from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtB60
Post TownBromsgrove