SEDGEBERROW - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"SEDGEBERROW, a parish in the middle division of Oswaldslow hundred, county Worcester, 3½ miles S. of Evesham, its post town, and 12½ N. W. of Cheltenham. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the turnpike road to Leamington and Cheltenham. It is chiefly agricultural, and is watered by the small river Isperne. The soil is a strong reddish clay, producing good crops of wheat and beans.

The tithes were commuted for land and money payments under an Act of Enclosure in 1810, and the glebe comprises about 200 acres. The living is a rectory* [the asterisk denotes that there is a parsonage and glebe belonging to the living] in the diocese of Worcester, value £228, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is an ancient stone edifice with an octagonal tower, surmounted by a spire and three bells. The interior of the church was restored in 1845. There is a place of worship for the Baptists. The Dean and Chapter of Worcester are lords of the manor."

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