Norton and Lenchwick, Worcestershire Family History

Norton and Lenchwick is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Chadbury, Lenchwick and Norton, and Lenchwick.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Norton and Lenchwick

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NORTON, a village and a parish in Evesham district, Worcester. The village stands 1½ mile W of the river Avon, 1½ SSW of the boundary with Warwickshire, and 2¾ NNW of Evesham r. station; and is sometimes called Abbots-Norton. The parish contains the tythings of Lenchwick and Chadbury; and its post town is Evesham. Acres, 2,614. Real property, £4,295. Pop., 396. Houses, 87. The property is subdivided; but most of it, with a fine hunting-box at Chadbury, belongs to the Duc D' Aumale. Vestiges of an ancient stone bridge, which crossed the Avon, are at Twyford. Part of the battlefield of Evesham is within the parish, and has yielded relics of the battle. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Lenchwick, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £200. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is late perpendicular, with a tower; was partly rebuilt, partly repaired, in 1844; and contains monuments of the Bigg family, and effigies of knights.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Norton and Lenchwick – a parish in the hundred of Blakenhurst, lower division, 3 miles N. from Evesham, and 99 from London; containing 76 inhabited houses. It is a vicarage; Rev. William Wormington, incumbent; instituted 1785; in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Population, 1801, 306 – 1811, 339 – 1821, 386.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Lenchwick Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Lench-Wick, co. Worcester.

P. T. Evesham (99) 3 m. N. Pop. with Pa.

A township and chapelry in the parish of Norton and lower division of the hundred of Blackenhurst; living, a curacy subordinate to the vicarage of Norton, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, not in charge; patronage with Norton vicarage.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Directories

Online Directories

Bentley's Directory of Norton 1840 - Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Norton (with the Tythings of Chadbury and Lenchwick) Billings Directory 1855

Norton, with the above tythings, is a very pretty village, situate about 2 ½ miles from Evesham, containing in 1851 a population of 407 inhabitants.
The Church, dedicated to St. Ecgwin [sic], is a small, neat edifice, and has lately undergone may repairs and improvements. There are several monuments to the Bigg family. The living is a Vicarage, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Rev. N. G. Batt, M.A., Vicar; Mr. Thomas Meyrick, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

DIRECTORY

Batt Rev. N.G., M.A., Vicar
Ashmore Mrs.
Masters Mr. James
Ashmore John, farmer
Cole William, wheelwright
Dingley John, farmer, Twyford Farm
Hughes Elizabeth, shopkeeper
Lunn Robert, farmer
Lunn William, farmer
Rutter John, blacksmith
Stanton James, boot and shoe maker

Chadbury

Pitt John, miller, Chadbury Mill
Randle Charles, farmer

Lenchwick

Sergeant Henry, farmer
Smith Thomas, farmer

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Norton and Lenchwick Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Ashmore Joseph, farmer
Cole R. wheelwright
Harris Mrs. & son, farmers
Lines Robert, carpenter
Lunn Peter, farmer
Lunn Robert, farmer
Lunn William, farmer
Lunn George, farmer
Nicholas – , farmer
Wormington Rev. Wm.

Source: S Lewis Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory for 1820.

Administration

  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Evesham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Evesham
  • Poor Law Union: Evesham
  • Hundred: Blackenhurst
  • Province: Canterbury