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Overbury, Worcestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishOverbury St. Faith 
Poor Law unionTewkesbury 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Overbury 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 districtGL20
Post TownTewkesbury