Abberton, Worcestershire

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For the village in Essex with the same name, see Abberton, Essex.
Abberton
Abberton Church.jpg
Abberton Church
Abberton is located in Worcestershire
Abberton
Abberton
 Abberton shown within Worcestershire
Population 67 [1]
OS grid reference SO993534
   – London  93 miles (150 km) 
District Wychavon
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PERSHORE
Postcode district WR10
Dialling code 01386
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Mid Worcestershire
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire

Coordinates: 52°10′45″N 2°00′40″W / 52.1793°N 2.011°W / 52.1793; -2.011

Abberton is a small village in Worcestershire, England. In the 1850s, the village had 80 inhabitants, one fourth of this was the local priest's 19 children.[2] In 1894, the town had a population of 95 and an area of 999 acres (4.04 km2).[3] The village is mentioned in the Cartularium saxonicum in 972 as Eadbrihyincgtun,[4] and is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086-7 as Edbretintune and as Edbritone, when it was a Berewick, an outlying estate, held by the Church of St Mary of Pershore.[5] The principal house in the village is Abberton Hall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://worcestershire.whub.org.uk/home/cs-research-census-populationreport.pdf
  2. ^ John Noake's Guide to Worcestershire (1868)
  3. ^ The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5
  4. ^ Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 1. ISBN 0198691033.
  5. ^ Williams, Ann; G H Martin. Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin. pp. 484; 1303. ISBN 978-0-14-143994-5. 

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