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Church Honeybourne

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"CHURCH HONEYBOURNE, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Blackenhurst, in the county of Worcester, 5 miles from Evesham, its post town. The Oxford and Worcester line runs through this village, the station of which is about a mile distant from the church. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester, value £285, in the patronage of the Rev. R. Poole. The church, dedicated to St. Ecgwin, is an ancient stone structure in the early. English style, with a beautiful spire of later date. It has not long since been repaired and internally altered at the sole cost of Mrs. Williams, widow of the late vicar, who at her death bequeathed £3,500 (Red, Three per cent. stock) for the future repair of this edifice and the parish church of Cow Honeybourne."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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Historical Geography

  • The present parish of Honeybourne in Worcestershire is an amalgamation of two former parishes, Cow Honeybourne, which was in Gloucestershire until 1931, and Church Honeybourne. The latter has always been in Worcestershire, apart from briefly, between 1974 and 1998 when Worcester and Hereford were merged, when it was in the county of Hereford & Worcester.

    The merger was instigated because the School and Village Hall for both wards was in Cow Honeybourne. The Church and churchyard (now closed), and the cemetery were in Church Honeybourne. This gave a balanced payment of rates for both wards.

    This most useful information has been very kindly supplied by Norman Overington, who was the Parish Clerk for Cow Honeybourne when the two Honeybournes were amalgamated in 1953.

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