Birtsmorton

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Birtsmorton
Birtsmorton churcht.jpg
Birtsmorton Church
Birtsmorton is located in Worcestershire
Birtsmorton
Birtsmorton
Birtsmorton shown within Worcestershire
Population250 
OS grid referenceSO799355
• London100 miles (160 km)
Civil parish
  • Birtsmorton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALVERN
Postcode districtWR13
Dialling code01684
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
  • West Worcestershire
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°01′03″N 2°17′28″W / 52.01759°N 2.29108°W / 52.01759; -2.29108Coordinates: 52°01′03″N 2°17′28″W / 52.01759°N 2.29108°W / 52.01759; -2.29108

Birtsmorton is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills of Worcestershire, England, which at the 2001 census had a population of 250. It is in the south-west of the county, not far from the borders with Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. The church is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul.[1] There is a large manor house, Birtsmorton Court, which is used today as a wedding venue.[2]

Birtsmorton was the birthplace of the chairmaker Philip Clissett who lived in the parish from his birth in 1817 until about 1842.[3]

Toponymy[edit]

The village belonged to the Le Bret family from the 12th century onwards. Bret means Breton. The same family name is associated with Westonbirt House near Tetbury, Gloucestershire.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St Peter & St Paul, Birtsmorton - a church near you
  2. ^ Birtsmorton Court Archived January 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Rowell, T.A. "Philip Clissett, Chairmaker 1817-1913". Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  4. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1951). Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. 3rd ed., reprinted with corrections. Oxford University Press. pp. 316, 485.