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Himbleton, Worcestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishHimbleton St. Mary Magdalene 
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 Himbleton 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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Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR9
Post TownDroitwich