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"ECKINGTON, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Pershore, county Worcester, 3 miles S.W. of Pershore; its post town, and 9 S. of Worcester. It is situated on the river Avon, and has a railway station on the Birmingham and Gloucester line. The river is here crossed by a stone bridge of ancient date. Lime is obtained in the parish. The living is a vicarage* [the asterisk denotes that there is a parsonage and glebe belonging to the living] in the diocese of Worcester, value £210, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is a stone structure, with a square embattled tower. It is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and has monuments of the Hansford family, and others, some very old. The register commences in 1621. The charities consist of the church and bridge lands, producing nearly £60 per annum. The Baptists have a chapel, and there is a National school. John Compton Hanford, Esq., is lord of the manor, whose seat is Wollershill Hall, the principal residence here."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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