Eldersfield

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Eldersfield
Eldersfield Village Pond.jpg
Village pond
Eldersfield is located in Worcestershire
Eldersfield
Eldersfield
Location within Worcestershire
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGloucester
Postcode districtGL19
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51°58′43″N 2°17′31″W / 51.978635°N 2.291944°W / 51.978635; -2.291944Coordinates: 51°58′43″N 2°17′31″W / 51.978635°N 2.291944°W / 51.978635; -2.291944
The sign that hangs in front of the Greyhound pub by local artist Kate Sanger-Davies

Eldersfield is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire, England. It stands exactly ten miles east of Ledbury and ten miles north of Gloucester; this fact can be found on a milestone on the side of the B4211 road that runs through Corse Lawn.

The parish church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist and is in the Diocese of Worcester.[1] The parish registers survive from 1718, and there are bishops' transcripts for the earlier registers starting in 1561.[2] The Savage family were the local worthies and numerous of their 17th-century tombs in the church and graves in the churchyard were recorded by Nash c1780, including Christopher Savage gent. (1600-1681).[3]

Gadbury Camp[edit]

The Iron Age fort of Gadbury Camp can be found in the parish, to the east of the village. It is a listed monument.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Church of England, Diocese of Worcester. "St. John the Baptist, Eldersfield".
  2. ^ Good, William. "Eldersfield Registers".
  3. ^ Collections for the History of Worcestershire, 2 vols. by Treadway Russell Nash, 1781/2.
  4. ^ Historic England (2015). "Gadbury Camp, Eldersfield (1005329)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  5. ^ Anon (2015). "Gadbury Camp A Scheduled Monument in Eldersfield, Worcestershire". Ancient Monuments. Good Stuff.

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