Overbury, a picturesque village in Worcestershire, near the boundary with Gloucestershire, stands under the Bredon Hill, 2½ miles E by N from Bredon station on the M.R., and 5½ NE of Tewkesbury. It has a post office under Tewkesbury; money order and telegraph office, Kemerton. To the parish are annexed also the parishes of Conderton, Teddington, Little Washbourne, and Alston; the two last-named being for all except ecclesiastical purposes in the county of Gloucester. Acreage of the whole parish, 3909; population, 769. Overbury Court, a picturesque mansion at the W entrance of the village, is the seat of the lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage, united with the parishes of Teddington, Wash-bourne, and Alston, in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £16 with residence, and 447 acres of glebe. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is of various styles, from Norman to Perpendicular, dates from Edward the Confessor's time, and was restored in 1880. It contains a Norman font and ancient carved oak. There is a Union chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Overbury St. Faith|
|Poor Law union||Tewkesbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Overbury from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Overbury (St. Faith))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Overbury 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:
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.