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Longdon, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Longdon, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands 2 miles W of the Severn, 2½ SSW of Upton-on-Severn, and 4 NW of Tewkesbnry, and has a post office under Tewkesbury; money order and telegraph office, Upton-on-Severn. The parish contains also the hamlets of Hill-worth, Hillend, Eastington, Long Green, and Ham Common. Acreage, 3941; population, 495. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. Chamber's Court is the chief residence. Eastington Hall, now a farmhouse, is a good specimen of a timber-bnilt house of the 15th century. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £225 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is a brick (stuccoed) structure in mixed style, and was erected in 1786 on the site of the original church, the tower of which is retained; it contains a brass of 1523, some marble tablets, and stained windows. A stone apsidal chancel was added in 1870.

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 parishLongdon St. Mary 
HundredPershore 
Poor Law unionUpton-upon-Severn 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Longdon 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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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Hillworth

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictMalvern Hills
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtGL20
Post TownTewkesbury