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Ribbesford, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Ribbesford, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands on the river Severn, 1 mile S of Bewdley, and was once a market-town. The parish contains also the borough of Bewdley. Post town, Bewdley. Acreage, 3713; population of the civil parish, 2977; of the ecclesiastical, 2003. The manor belongs to the Winnington-Ingram family. Ribbesford House was formerly the residence of Lord Herbert of Cherbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £100. The church, beautifully situated, is Norman and Perpendicular, and contains remains of a 15th-century rood-screen, a piscina, some old painted glass, and some interesting monuments. See BEWDLEY.

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 parishRibbesford St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionKidderminster 

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 Ribbesford 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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Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWyre Forest
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtDY12
Post TownBewdley