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Sun and Slipper, Mamble
Mamble is located in Worcestershire
Location within Worcestershire
OS grid referenceSO689714
Civil parish
  • Mamble
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDY14
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
  • West Worcestershire
List of places
52°20′27″N 2°27′24″W / 52.3407°N 2.4566°W / 52.3407; -2.4566Coordinates: 52°20′27″N 2°27′24″W / 52.3407°N 2.4566°W / 52.3407; -2.4566

Mamble is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills District in the county of Worcestershire, England. It is located on the A456 between Bewdley and Tenbury Wells. Notable buildings include the 13th century sandstone church of St John the Baptist and the 17th century Sun & Slipper Inn[citation needed]. Its craft centre was closed in summer 2006.

Roman remains have been found in the area, and at the time of the Domesday Book the settlement was known as Mamele. Although agriculture was always a major industry for the inhabitants of Mamble, coal mining was also important from the 14th century onwards, and the last local pit, at Hunthouse to the south-east of the village, remained in operation until its closure in 1972. In the 1790s the Leominster Canal was opened in the area which allowed coal to be carried to Tenbury Wells and Herefordshire, but the canal was unprofitable and was closed in 1859.[citation needed]

Mamble was in the lower division of Doddingtree Hundred.[1]

The poet John Drinkwater wrote a poem about the village, called simply Mamble:[2]


  1. ^ Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p20 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
  2. ^ Drinkwater, John, Selected Poems of John Drinkwater, pp.31-32. 'Mamble' (From Swords and Ploughshares, 1915) published 1922 Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd. London. Retrieved 21 June 2009