[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- A description of Church Honeybourne in Noake's Guide to Worcestershire, 1868.
- The transcription of the section for Church Honeybourne from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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- 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.
You can see the administrative areas in which Church Honeybourne has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP127442 (Lat/Lon: 52.096219, -1.816648), Church Honeybourne which are provided by:
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- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)