The Kings Arms, Ombersley
|Ombersley shown within Worcestershire|
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|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
The first known reference to the village was the granting of a Charter to Abbot Egwin, later Saint Egwin, of Evesham Abbey in 706 AD. This was the Charter of King Æthelweard of the Hwicce, which granted twelve cassates in Ombersley to the Benedictine Abbey at Evesham.
Ombersley Court is the traditional home of the Lords Sandys, many of whom are buried in the family mausoleum in the churchyard of St Andrew's parish church. When St Andrew's was built in its current form between 1825 and 1829, the chancel of the old church was adapted for use as mausoleum for the lords of the manor.
References and further reading
- 'Parishes: Ombersley', A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913), pp. 460-468.
- Staff. Ombersley Conservation Area Appraisal Wychavon District Council, June 2005
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