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Beckford  Gloucestershire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Beckford like this:

BECKFORD, a village and a parish in Winchcomb district, Gloucester. The village stands near the Ash-church and Evesham railway, 7 miles SW of Evesham; and has a r. station, and a post office under Tewkesbury. The parish includes also the hamlets of Bangrove, Didcote, and Grafton. Acres, 2,650. ...


Real property, £2,454. Pop., 473. Houses, 103. The property is divided among a few. Beckford Hall is the seat of Hattil Foll, Esq. The manor was given, in the time of Henry I., to the Abbey of St. Martin in Normandy; and passed, after the suppression, first to Eton college, next to Fotheringhay, next to Sir Richard Lee. The living is a vicarage, united to the p. curacy of Aston-under-Hill, in the diocese of Gloucester and bristol. Value, £317.* Patron, the Rev. Dr. Timbrill. The church is Norman, was recently restored, and has a lofty tower, crowned with pinnacles. Charities, £47.

Beckford through time

Beckford is now part of Wychavon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wychavon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Beckford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beckford, in Wychavon and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/10373

Date accessed: 26th March 2019


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