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Pirton, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Pirton, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, 1 mile W of Wadborough station on the M.R., 5 miles SE of Worcester, and 5 WNW of Pershore. Post town, Worcester; money order and telegraph office, Kempsey. Acreage of parish, 1690; population, 177. Pirton Court, a fine old timbered manor house, is now a farmhouse. Pirton Pool is a small lake surrounded by magnificent cedars. The property belongs to the Earl of Coventry. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Croome D'Abitot, in the diocese of Worcester; joint net value, £385 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Coventry. The church is small, partly Norman, partly of later dates, with an Elizabethan timbered tower. It was restored in 1883.

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 parishPirton St. Peter 
HundredPershore 
Poor Law unionPershore 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Pirton from the following:


Land and Property

The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.


Maps

Online maps of Pirton are available from a number of sites:


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 districtWR8
Post TownWorcester