Overbury  Worcestershire


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

OVERBURY, a village and a sub-district in the district of Tewkesbury and county of Worcester, and a parish partly also in the district of Winchcomb and county of Gloucester. The village stands under Bredon hill, near the boundary with Gloucestershire, 2¼ miles E by N of Bredon r. station, and 5½ N E of Tewkesbury; is apretty place; and has a post-office under Tewkesbury. ...

The parish contains also the hamlets of Conderton and Teddington in Worcestershire, and the hamlets of Little Washbourne and Alstone in Gloucestershire. Acres of the W. portion, 2, 760; of the G. portion, 1,060. Real property, of the whole, £4, 267. Pop. of the whole, 925. Houses, 198. Pop. of the G. portion, 124. Houses, 25. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Overbury Court, a picturesque mansion at the W entrance of the village, is the seat of R. Martin, Esq. A block of stone, about 3 feet in diameter, dug from a depth of about 20 feet, was found, on being broken, to have inclosed a living toad, which continued to live 8 hours after being set free. Industry is carried on in a silk-mill, a paper-mill, a corn mill, and stone quarries. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelries of Teddington, Washbourne, and Alstone, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £421.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church, with exception of the chancel, was recently rebuilt; is partly in the early English style; retains, in the chancel, some good features of early English architecture; has an embattled tower; and contains remains of old oak pews, and a monument to W. Dowdeswell, with epitaph by Burke. There are a dissenting chapel, a national school, and charities £31. The sub-district excludes the Gloucester portion of O. parish, but includes three parishes of Gloucester, and part of Bredon parish in Worcester. Acres, 10, 428. Pop., 2, 970. Houses, 678.

Overbury through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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