Himbleton, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands near Bow Brook, 4½ miles SE of Droitwich, and has a post office under Droitwich; money order office, Droitwich. The parish includes also the hamlets of Shell, Phepson, Dnnhampstead, and Shemall Green. Acreage, 2373; population, 390. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £250 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is old, and has a fine timber roof and an ancient quaint wooden tower. The whole has recently been well restored.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Himbleton St. Mary Magdalene|
|Poor Law union||Droitwich|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Himbleton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Himbleton (St. Mary Magdalene))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Himbleton 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:
Villages, Hamlets, &cPhepson
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.