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Birtsmorton Church
Birtsmorton is located in Worcestershire
Birtsmorton shown within Worcestershire
Population 250 
OS grid reference SO799355
• London 100 miles (160 km)
Civil parish
  • Birtsmorton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MALVERN
Postcode district WR13
Dialling code 01684
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
  • West Worcestershire
List of places
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. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 250. It is situated 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]


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]


  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.