MAMBLE - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"MAMBLE, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Doddingtree, county Worcester, 5 miles S.E. of Cleobury Mortimer, and 1½ S. of Bayton. The village, which is small, is situated near the Tenbury and Leominster canal, and is wholly agricultural. The land is partly in hop grounds. The substratum abounds with coal, which is worked and transmitted by means of a tramway to the canal. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £235, and the vicarial for £180.
The living is a vicarage* [the asterisk denotes that there is a parsonage and glebe belonging to the living] with the curacy of Bayton annexed, in the diocese of Hereford, value £328, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. John, is an ancient structure, with a wooden spired tower containing three bells. The interior of the church contains a monument to the late Lieutenant-Colonel Greswold, erected by the officers of the Enniskillin dragoons, and tombs of the Blounts of Sodington Hall, an old seat in this parish, which was partially burnt by the Parliamentarian troops in the civil war of Charles I. On the site of this mansion, which was taken down in 1807, were found Roman bricks, pavement, with other relics of antiquity."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]