Ab Lench

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Ab Lench
Ab Lench Worcestershire.jpg
Ab Lench is located in Worcestershire
Ab Lench
Ab Lench
Ab Lench shown within Worcestershire
OS grid reference SP022502
• London 90 mi (140 km) SE
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EVESHAM
Postcode district WR11
Dialling code 01386
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
52°09′00″N 1°58′00″W / 52.15°N 1.966667°W / 52.15; -1.966667Coordinates: 52°09′00″N 1°58′00″W / 52.15°N 1.966667°W / 52.15; -1.966667

Ab Lench [1] is a village in Worcestershire, England.[2] It was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.[3] The village lies 1 mile (1.6 km) from Church Lench and Rous Lench, 2 miles (3 km) from Harvington and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Ragley Hall.[1] It is about 15 miles (24 km) from Stratford and 6 miles (10 km) from Evesham.

Ab Lench was classed as a civil parish from 1866 to 1933 when it was merged with Church Lench. The parish of Ab Lench comprised an area of 884 acres (3.58 km2) and had a population of 89 in 1801. This fell to 41 in 1901 and just 31 in 1921. The population had increased again to 57 by 1931, shortly before the parish was merged.[2] The village has also been known as "Abbots Lench", as recorded in the 1911 census, and "Hob Lench" as noted by the Royal Historical Society in 1991.


  1. ^ a b "Map of Ab Lench on AboutBritain.com". AboutBritain.com. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Relationships / unit history of Ab Lench". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Retrieved 19 December 2007. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "The Domesday Book Index". HAUGHTON Information Centre and Domesday (Doomsday) Book Index. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 

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