Ombersley  Worcestershire


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

OMBERSLEY, a village, a parish, and a sub-districtin Droitwich district, Worcester. The village stands 1¼mile E of the river Severn, and 3¾ W of Droitwich r.station; is a pretty place; was once a market town; and has a post-office‡ under Droitwich. The parish contains also the hamlets of Borley, Chatley, Cumhampton, Dunhampton, Hadlay, Holt Fleet, Lineholt, Old field-Powers, Suddington, Sytchampton, and Uphampton. ...

Acres, 6, 962. Real property, £17,085. Pop. in 1851, 2, 364; in 1861, 2, 463. Houses, 520. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to Evesham abbey; passed to the Mores and to Archbishop Sandys; and, with Ombersley Court and much of the land, belongs now to Lord Sandys. O. Court was built about 1740; is a pleasant mansion, in a beautiful wooded park; contains some interesting portraits and other paintings; and was visited, in 1807, by the Prince Regent and the Duke of Sussex. Fruit and potatoes are extensively grown. The parish is a meet for the Worcestershire hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £400.* Patron, Lord Sandys. The church was built in 1829, at a cost of £1, 600; is in the decorated English style; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and lofty spire; and contains about 900 sittings. The chancel of the old church stillstands, and is used as the Sandys burial-place. The churchyard contains an ancient cross. There are endowed schools with £112 a year, and charities £82.—The sub-district contains also four other parishes, and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 18, 867. Pop., 5, 181. Houses, 1,093.

Ombersley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 01st March 2024

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