Dormston

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Dormston
Dormston is located in Worcestershire
Dormston
Dormston
 Dormston shown within Worcestershire
Population 89 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SO9857
Civil parish Dormston
District Wychavon
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Worcester
Postcode district WR7
Dialling code 01386
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Mid Worcestershire
Website Welcome to Dormston Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire

Coordinates: 52°13′05″N 2°01′08″W / 52.218°N 2.019°W / 52.218; -2.019

Dormston is a village and civil parish in Worcestershire about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Redditch.

History[edit]

Dormston's toponym has evolved from Deormodesealdtune in the 10th century via Dormestun in the 11th Century and Dormyston in the 15th century before reaching its present form.[2] Dormston existed by the 10th century, when King Edgar confirmed a grant of property at Dromston to Pershore Abbey.[2]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Nicholas has a 14th-century nave and chancel.[2] Its timber-framed bell tower was added late in the 15th century, and the largest of its three bells is of the same period.[2] The two other bells were cast in 1613 and 1640.[2] The Gothic Revival architect C.C. Rolfe restored the church building in 1899.[3]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area selected: Wychavon (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Page & Willis-Bund, 1924, pages 65-68
  3. ^ Saint, 1970

External links[edit]

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