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Rous Lench, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Lench, Rous, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands 2 miles W of the boundary with Warwickshire, 8 SW by W of Alcester, and 7 NNW of Evesham. There is a workman's club and library. The parish contains also the hamlet of Eadford, and is bounded on the N by Radford Brook. Post town, Evesham. Acreage, 1494; population, 255. Eons Lench Court dates from the reign of Henry VII.; Cromwell is said to have passed the evening before the battle of Worcester here, and here Eichard Baxter wrote part of the " Saints' Everlasting Rest." The manor belonged formerly to the Rons family, but in 1876 it was acquired by Rev Dr Chafy. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £220 with residence. The church is Norman with Early English additions, a Ecus memorial chapel, N aisle (on old foundation), and large vestries, erected in 1885. It contains a triangular-headed recess of pre-Norman work, probably for reservation of the sacrament, and an octagonal font. An archaic figure of our Lord, seated upon a cherubic throne in the attitude of benediction, in a Late Norman niche, is over the S door. There are many monuments to the Eons family.

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 parishRouse Lench St. Peter 
Poor Law unionEvesham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rous Lench 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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Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR11
Post TownEvesham