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Tardebigge, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Tardebigge, a parish in Worcestershire. The church stands 2 miles S of Blackwell station on the M.R., 3 ESE of Bromsgrove, and 3½ W of Redditch. There is a post office under Bromsgrove; money order office, Bromsgrove; telegraph office, Finstall. The parish includes the township of Bentley Pauncefoot, portions of the townships of Redditch and Webheath, the hamlet of Tutnall and Cobley, and comprises 9449 acres; population of the civil parish, 10,165; of the ecclesiastical, 1460. Eedditch forms a separate ecclesiastical parish, and part of Headless Cross ecclesiastical parish is also in this parish. The manor, with Hewell Grange, belongs to Lord Windsor. Hewell Grange, formerly a seat of the Earls of Plymouth, was rebuilt in 1884-92, and is a handsome mansion in the Elizabethan style, situated in an extensive park. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £370 with residence. Patron, Lord Windsor. The church was built in 1777, and is in the Italian style. It contains a mural monument by Chantrey to the sixth Earl of Plymouth. The chancel was rebuilt and enlarged in 1880. There are chapels of ease at Webheath and Lower Bentley.

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 parishTardebigg St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionBromsgrove 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtB97
Post TownRedditch