Conderton

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Conderton
The Yew Tree Inn, Conderton.jpg
The Yew Tree Inn
Conderton is located in Worcestershire
Conderton
Conderton
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52°01′56″N 2°03′12″W / 52.032165°N 2.053199°W / 52.032165; -2.053199Coordinates: 52°01′56″N 2°03′12″W / 52.032165°N 2.053199°W / 52.032165; -2.053199

Conderton is a small hamlet in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire, England.

Toponymy[edit]

The name Conderton is derived from the Old English Cantware-tūn, meaning "Farmstead of the Kent dwellers or Kentishmen". It has been recorded as Cantuaretun (875) and Canterton (1201).[1]

History[edit]

There is evidence of Roman activity within the area, shown by the presence of samian pottery in a nearby site.[2]

The earliest known record of Conderton is in a Anglo-Saxon charter of 875, where it is grouped together with Overbury and Pendock. Land in the area was granted to St Mary's minster, Worcester, by Ceolwulf II of Mercia. Conderton is not mentioned within the Domesday Book, but is assumed to still be connected to Overbury.[3]

Governance[edit]

Conderton is primarily governed by Overbury Parish Council.[4] It is then governed by Wychavon District Council. It falls within the West Worcestershire constituency.[5]

Geography[edit]

Conderton is located on the south side of Bredon Hill, near the villages of Overbury and Beckford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, A. D.; Room, Adrian (2002). The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford University Press. p. 992. ISBN 0198605617.
  2. ^ Jacobs, A.J. Finds from Atwoods Field, Conderton, Bredon Hill, Worcestershire (PDF) (Report). Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service. pp. 1–3. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ Hooke, Della (1990). Worcestershire Anglo-Saxon Charter Bounds. Boydell Press. pp. 125–129. ISBN 0851152767.
  4. ^ "Overbury & Conderton Village Website". Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  5. ^ "West Worcestershire - UK Parliament". beta.parliament.uk. Retrieved 23 November 2018.