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Oddingley, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Oddingley, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands near the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, 2½ miles SSE of Droitwich. Post town, Droitwich. The parish comprises 894 acres; population, 152. It contains part of the hamlet of Dunhampstead, which has a goods station on the M.R. The manor belongs to the Galton family. Netherwood Farm was the scene of a tragical occurrence in 1806. The living is a rectory, united with that of Hadsor, in the diocese of Worcester; joint net value, £246. The church is of the time of Richard II., cruciform and good, and has some old stained glass windows and a tower.

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 parishOddingley St. James the Apostle 
Poor Law unionDroitwich 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Oddingley 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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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR9
Post TownDroitwich