Acton Beauchamp

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Coordinates: 52°08′53″N 2°28′30″W / 52.148°N 2.475°W / 52.148; -2.475 Acton Beauchamp /ˈæktən ˈbəm/ is a village in the English county of Herefordshire.

Location[edit]

Acton Beauchamp is[1] located 5 km south of the small market town of Bromyard.

History and amenities[edit]

The village church[2] is dedicated to St. Giles and is built in Norman style, partly rebuilt in 1819 but also having an extremely rare Anglo Saxon carved stone door lintel reused in the wall of the Norman church tower. The carving depicts a bird, a lion and what is possibly a goat.

The village population is 216 scattered amongst farms, cottages and other housing over the hillsides.[3]

The name of the village derives from the family which owned the parish, the Beauchamp family.

The village has a spring which is intermittent.

Despite being in Herefordshire Acton Beauchamp was in the upper division of Worcestershire Doddingtree Hundred. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/107000 geograph.org.uk
  2. ^ http://www.crsbi.ac.uk/ed/he/acton/index.htm crsbi.ac.uk
  3. ^ http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/120425 geograph.org.uk
  4. ^ Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p20 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

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