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Mathon, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Mathon, a parish in Worcestershire, under the Malvern Hills, adjacent to Herefordshire, 3 miles W of Great Malvern. It contains part of the ecclesiastical parish of West Malvern, and has a post office under Great Malvern; money order and telegraph office, West Malvern. Acreage, 3441; population of the civil parish, 1203; of the ecclesiastical, 379. The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Mathon Court is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £230 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is Norman, with 15th-century additions, comprises nave and chancel with a tower, and contains a fine old carved pulpit, a new octagonal stone font, and monuments of several ancient families.

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 parishMathon St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionLedbury 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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