Ombersley

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For the locality in Australia, see Ombersley, Victoria.
Ombersley
TheKingsArmsOmbersley(PhilipHalling)Mar2006.jpg
The Kings Arms, Ombersley
Ombersley is located in Worcestershire
Ombersley
Ombersley
Ombersley shown within Worcestershire
OS grid reference SO844635
• London 103 miles
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  • Ombersley
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DROITWICH
Postcode district WR9
Dialling code 01905
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WorcestershireCoordinates: 52°16′17″N 2°13′43″W / 52.271302°N 2.228711°W / 52.271302; -2.228711

The village and parish of Ombersley is in the Wychavon District Council area of Worcestershire.

The first known reference to the village[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Royal forest[edit]

Ombersley was part of a Royal forest until 1229. The forest gives the village its name.[4]

Location[edit]

Churchyard of Saint Andrew's church, Ombersley

Ombersley is 6 miles north of Worcester, 4 miles west of Droitwich, on the intersection of the A449 & A4133.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Article about Ombersley, The Birmingham Post (May 2006)
  2. ^ University of London & History of Parliament Trust (2003–2007). "Houses of Benedictine monks - Abbey of Evesham". British History Online. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  3. ^ Sandys Mausoleum
  4. ^ County History

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