Ombersley, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands 1½ mile E of the river Severn, and 4 W of Droitwich. It is a pretty place, was once a market-town, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Droitwich. The parish contains also the hamlets of Boreley, Comhampton, Dunhampton, Hadley, Holt Fleet, Lineholt, Northampton, Sytchampton, and Uphampton. Acreage, 7129; population, 2085. There is a parish council consisting of thirteen members. The manor belonged to Evesham Abbey, and passed to Archbishop Sandys, and with Ombersley Court and much of the land belongs now to Lord Sandys. Ombersley Court was built about 1740, is a pleasant mansion in a beautiful wooded park, contains some interesting portraits and other paintings, and was visited in 1807 by the Prince Regent and the Duke of Sussex. Fruit and potatoes are extensively grown. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £400 with residence. Patron, Lord Sandys. The church was built in 1829, is in the Decorated style, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and lofty spire. The chancel of the old church still stands, and is used as the Sandys burial-place. The churchyard contains an ancient cross.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ombersley St. Ambrose|
|Poor Law union||Droitwich|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ombersley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ombersley (St. Ambrose))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Ombersley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:
Villages, Hamlets, &cBorley or Boreley
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.