Westwood Park, Worcestershire
Westwood Park, formerly extra-parochial, now a parish in Worcestershire, 3 miles WNW of Droitwich. Acreage, 741; population, 36. A Benedictine nunnery was founded nere in the time of Richard II., became a cell to Fontevrault Abbey in France, and was given at the dissolution to the Pakingtons. Westwood Park was built in the time of Henry VIII. or Elizabeth, and was enlarged in 1592. The porch was added in the time of James I. It is a noble red brick mansion situated on an eminence, in an extensive park in the centre of plantations, which radiate from the mansion.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Westwood Park from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Westwood Park)
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.