Bredon's Norton

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Bredon's Norton
Bredon's Norton Church - - 41288.jpg
Bredon's Norton is located in Worcestershire
Bredon's Norton
Bredon's Norton
Location within Worcestershire
Area4.4578 km2 (1.7212 sq mi)
Population247 (2011 census)
• Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSO931390
Civil parish
  • Bredon's Norton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTewkesbury
Postcode districtGL20
UK Parliament
List of places
52°02′58″N 2°06′07″W / 52.049346°N 2.102029°W / 52.049346; -2.102029Coordinates: 52°02′58″N 2°06′07″W / 52.049346°N 2.102029°W / 52.049346; -2.102029

Bredon's Norton or Norton-by-Bredon[1] is a village and civil parish 11 miles (18 km) south east of Worcester,[2] in the Wychavon district, in the county of Worcestershire, England. In 2011 the parish had a population of 247.[3] The parish touches Eckington, Bredon, Strensham and Kemerton.[4]


There are 21 listed buildings in Bredon's Norton.[5] St Giles's Church was rebuilt in 1883.[6]


The name "Bredons Norton" means 'Bredon's north farm/settlement'.[7] Bredons Norton was recorded in the Domesday Book as Nortune.[8] Bredon's Norton was "Nortune" in the 11th century and "Northton" in the 13th century.[9] In the early 12th century Bredons Norton Manor was held by the Bishop of Worcester.[10] Bredons Norton became a civil parish in 1866.[11]

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  1. ^ "Bredons Norton". GENUKI. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Distance from Bredons Norton [52.049346, -2.102029]". GENUKI. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Bredon's Norton Parish (E04010367)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Bredon's Norton". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Listed Buildings in Bredon's Norton, Wychavon, Worcestershire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ Historic England, "St Giles Church (117885)", PastScape, retrieved 7 June 2019
  7. ^ "Bredons Norton Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Worcestershire A-D". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Parishes: Bredon". British History Online. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Bredons Norton Conservation Area" (PDF). Wychavon District Council. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Relationships and Changes Bredons Norton Ch/CP/AP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Museum's artefacts suffering from cold". This Is Dorset. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  13. ^ "MRS. MARTIN STARTS ENGLISH SCHOOL WAR; Sister of Tennessee Claflin, Once in Public Eye Here, Again a Reformer. STIRS VILLAGE DOGBERRYS Runs Up-to-Date School on Her Own Estate and Draws Pupils from Old-Fashioned "Three Rs" Seats of Learning". New York Times. 12 January 1908.

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