Whittington, Worcestershire

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Whittington
Whittington village - geograph.org.uk - 859664.jpg
Whittington village
Whittington is located in Worcestershire
Whittington
Whittington
 Whittington shown within Worcestershire
OS grid reference SO875527
District Wychavon
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WORCESTER
Postcode district WR2
Dialling code 01905
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire

Coordinates: 52°10′22″N 2°11′00″W / 52.172839°N 2.183318°W / 52.172839; -2.183318

Whittington is a small village near Worcester close to Junction 7 of the M5 motorway, bounded by the motorway and the main Evesham to Worcester A44 trunk road, in the District of Wychavon. In fact the motorway cut through the village, most of it being on the west side but some houses were left on the east side.

Amenities & History[edit]

There is one public house - The Swan, a village and parish church, and an active village hall.

There is also an ancient burial mound referred to as "The Tump" across the main road A44 from the pub. The tump is thought to have been a barrow but no burial remains have been found there. The context of this ancient monument was devastated by the building of the M5 motorway a very short distance away, further damage being caused by the widening of the A44, which was rebuilt to bypass the village. It was then damaged again by the building on the north side of the Tump of the road going west to the new crossing of the River Severn south of Worcester.

"Tump" is Worcestershire dialect for a small hill and maybe derived from the Welsh language word Twmpath. An unty tump is a molehill, unty being local dialect for a mole.

The village has a primary school.

The parish of Whittington also includes the hamlet of Swinsherd part of which was also lost to the building of the M5 motorway.

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