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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Beckford has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Wychavon. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Beckford and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beckford, in Wychavon and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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