INKBERROW - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"INKBERROW, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, county Worcester, 5 miles W. of Alcestor, its post town, 9 S.E. of Droitwich, and 11 N.E. of Worcester. The parish, which is considerable, contains the hamlet of Cokehill, and the rains of a nunnery founded in 1260 by Isabella, Countess of Warwick. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in agriculture. Here are stone quarries. The soil is clay and marl. The parish is intersected by the road between Warwick and Worcester.

The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £513, and the vicarial for £800. 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 £840. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient stone structure with a tower containing six bells. It was thoroughly repaired in 1841. In the interior is an effigy of John Savage of Eglock. The charities produce £82 per annum, of which £80 is from land appropriated to the poor under an Enclosure Act in 1818. Morton Hall is the principal residence. The Baptists have a chapel at Cokehill. The Earl of Abergavenny is lord of the manor."
"COKEHILL, a hamlet in the parish of Inkberrow, in the county of Worcester. 4 miles from Alcester. Here are traces of a nunnery, founded in 1260 by Isabella, Countess of Warwick."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]