Bockleton

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Bockleton
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Bockleton
Bockleton is located in Worcestershire
Bockleton
Bockleton
Bockleton shown within Worcestershire
Population190 
OS grid referenceSO592614
• London119 miles (192 km)
Civil parish
  • Bockleton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTENBURY WELLS
Postcode districtWR15
Dialling code01568
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
  • West Worcestershire
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°14′59″N 2°35′52″W / 52.249846°N 2.597834°W / 52.249846; -2.597834Coordinates: 52°14′59″N 2°35′52″W / 52.249846°N 2.597834°W / 52.249846; -2.597834

Bockleton is a small village and civil parish (with a shared parish council with neighbouring Stoke Bliss and Kyre) in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire, England, five miles south of Tenbury Wells. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 190. It is close to the Herefordshire border and is about nine miles east of Leominster in Herefordshire.

History[edit]

The village of Bockleton was originally called "Bocklington" until its name changed some time between 1785 and 1787 according to maps of the region. One of the earliest mentions of the village dates from 1246 in the life of Peter of Aigueblanche the then Bishop of Hereford. Extant sources state "In 1246 his new statutes on these points duly received papal confirmation (Bliss, i. 229). He was celebrated in the church of Hereford for his long and strenuous defence of the liberties of see and chapter against ‘the citizens of Hereford and other rebels against the church.’ He bought the manor of Holme Lacy and gave it to his church, appropriated the church of Bocklington to the treasurer, gave mitres, and chalice, vestments and books, and various rents (Monasticon, vi. 1216)."

The parish church of St Michael has an 1867 monument, in white marble, by Pre-Raphaelite sculptor Thomas Woolner to William Prescott, a local squire who died from an infection caught after tending his sick gamekeeper. It depicts him nursing the aged man.[1]

Bockleton was in the upper division of Doddingtree Hundred.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1968) The Buildings of England: Worcestershire
  2. ^ Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p20 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.