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Offenham, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Offenham, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands on the river Avon, 1 mile S of the boundary with Warwickshire, and 2 miles NNE of Evesham. It has a station, called Littleton and Badsey, on the Oxford and Worcester section of the G.W.R., and a post office under Evesham; money order and telegraph office, Evesham. A working-men's club and reading-room was erected in 1887. The parish comprises 1235 acres; population, 563. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belonged anciently to the abbots of Evesham, and fragments and extensive foundations of a mansion of the abbots were discovered a few years ago in diggings near the present manor farmhouse. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £293 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford. The church was rebuilt in 1861, is in the Early Decorated style, comprises nave, N aisle, and chancel, and retains the tower of the previous edifice, of Late Perpendicular date and embattled. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishOffenham St. Milburgh 
HundredBlackenhurst 
Poor Law unionEvesham 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Offenham 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.

DistrictWychavon
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtWR11
Post TownEvesham