Hampton or Great Hampton, Worcestershire
Hampton or Great Hampton, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands near the river Avon and the boundary with Gloucestershire, 1 mile SW of Evesham, and has a post office under Evesham; money order and telegraph office, Evesham. The parish includes also the hamlet of Little Hampton, which contains Evesham Workhouse. Acreage, 1693; population, 742. Much of the land is meadow. Vineyard Hill, a short way north-west of the village, commands a fine view. Market gardening is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £95 with residence. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is of the 14th century, has an embattled tower of later date rising from the junction of nave and chancel, and has also a fine stained glass window in memorial of the construction of the splendid new bridge over the Avon at Evesham. A richly carved remnant of an ancient cross is in the churchyard.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hampton St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Evesham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hampton or Great Hampton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Hampton, Great (St. Andrew))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Hampton or Great Hampton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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.