Inkberrow  Worcestershire


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

INKBERROW, a village and a parish in the district of Alcester and county of Worcester. The village stands near the boundary with Warwick, 5½ miles W of Alcesterrailway station, and 7 SSW of Redditch; and has a post office under Bromsgrove. The parish contains also a place called Cokehill. ...

Acres, 6, 791. Real property, £14, 313; of which £100 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1, 711; in 1861, 1, 573. Houses, 365. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Earl of Abergavenny. The land is hilly. A nunnery anciently stood at Cokehill; is said, by some authorities, to have been founded by Gervase of Canterbury, in the time of Richard I.; but is said, by others, to have been founded, in 1260, by Isabella, Countess of Warwick, who became one of its nuns. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £850.* Patron, the Earl of Abergavenny. The church is decorated and later English; was repaired in 1841; has a tower; and contains a canopied effigies of John Savage, Esq., of 1 631. There are chapels for Baptists and Methodists, a national school, and church and poors lands yielding £80 a year.

Inkberrow through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th February 2024

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