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Ombersley, Worcestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishOmbersley St. Ambrose 
HundredOswaldslow 
Poor Law unionDroitwich 

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


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ombersley 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

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Borley or Boreley
Northampton
Oldfield Green

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWychavon
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtWR9
Post TownDroitwich