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Feckenham  Worcestershire

 

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

FECKENHAM, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of Alcester and county of Worcester. The village stands near the boundary with Warwick, 4½ miles SSW of Redditch r. station, and 7 E by S of Droitwich; and has a post office‡ under Bromsgrove. The manufacture of needles and fish-hooks is carried on; and fairs are held on 26 March and 30 Sept. ...


The parish comprises 6, 786 acres. Real property, £11, 547. Pop., 3, 217. Houses, 701. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the Culpeppers and the Hanburys. A forest anciently covered large part of the area; had in it a prison belonging to the manor; and was cut down for consumption at the salt-works of Droitwich before the introduction of coals. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £386.* Patrons, Trustees. The church is neat and good; and contains many ancient monuments. There are chapels for Independents and Baptists. Hanbury's free grammar school has £57; and other charities have £50. John de Feckenham, last abbot of Westminster, an opponent of the Reformation, was a native.—The sub-district contains three parishes of Worcestershire and one of Warwickshire. Acres, 15, 636. Pop., 5, 068. Houses, 1, 132.

Feckenham through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Feckenham, in Redditch and Worcestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/9877

Date accessed: 22nd April 2018


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