Hartlebury  Worcestershire


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

HARTLEBURY, a village and a parish in Droitwich district, Worcester. The village stands 1 mile W by N of the junction of the West Midland and Severn Valley railways, 1½ E of the river Severn, and 3¾ S by E of Kidderminster; and has a station at the railway junction, and a post office letter box under Kidderminster. ...

The parish contains also the hamlets of Upper Mitton, Crossway-Green, Norchard, Waresley, Chadwick, Titton, Lincomb, Charlton, Wilden, Torton, and Low Hill. Acres, 5, 493. Real property, £14, 583. Pop. in 1851, 2, 047; in 1861, 2, 115. Houses, 452. The property is subdivided. The manor was given to the Bishops of Worcester by King Buhred. Hartlebury Castle, the seat of the bishops, was built, in the time of Henry III., by Bishop Cantelupe; was seized and destroyed, in 1646, by the parliamentarian force; was rebuilt, of brick, by Bishop Hough; and stands in a park to the W of the village. Ironworks are in Wilden hamlet, near the Worcester and Stafford canal. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £1, 765. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church was rebuilt in 1836; and is a handsome edifice in the Gothic style, with a tower. There are a recent Independent chapel, a free grammar school, founded in 1400, with endowed income of £467, and other charities with £67.

Hartlebury through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st July 2024

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