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Newland, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Newland, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Great Malvern parish, Worcestershire, under the Malvern Hills, 2 miles NE of Great Malvern. There is a post office, called Newland Green, under Malvern; money order and telegraph office, Malvern Link. Acreage of township, 800; population, 221. The manor belonged formerly to Malvern Priory. Newland Court was the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £50. Patrons, the Trustees of Lord Beauchamp's Charity. The old church was a curious timbered structure, supposed to date from 1415, and was taken down in 1866. A stone cross, 23 leet high, has been erected on the site of its chancel, and forms a conspicuous object in a considerable extent of landscape. The new church is the chapel of the Beauchamp almshouses. The sum of £60,000 was left by the third Earl Beauchamp to provide almshouses for old men and women who have been engaged in agriculture. The almshouses are a range of handsome brick buildings connected with the church by a cloister. The church is a handsome stone edifice in the Early Decorated style, and is decorated in the interior with a series of mural paintings in spirit fresco.

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 parishNewland St. Leonard 
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 Newland 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictMalvern Hills
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtWR13
Post TownMalvern