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 Church and Church House Farm - geograph.org.uk - 107000.jpg

Acton Beauchamp (/ˈæktən ˈbəm/) is a village and civil parish in the English county of Herefordshire. The population of the parish was 229 at the 2011 census.[1]

Location[edit]

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

History and amenitie[edit]

The parish 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. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  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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