Redmarley D’Abitot is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Parish church: St. Bartholomew

Parish registers begin: 1539

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Redmarley D’Abitot

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Redmarley-D’Abitot, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Newent district; the village and the parish in Worcestershire, but most of the sub-district in Gloucestershire. The village stands 1 mile N of the river Leadon, at the boundary with Gloucestershire, and 5¾ S W by S of Ledbury r. station; and has a post-office, of the name of Redmarley, under Gloucester. The parish comprises 3,778 acres. Real property, £6,442. Pop. in 1851, 1,192; in 1861, 1,265. Houses, 268. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Earl Beauchamp. Hazeldine House and Down House are chief residences. Lowlands estate was purchased by F. O’ Connor, for his land scheme. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £900. Patron, J. D. T. Niblett, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1856. There are a national school, and charities £14. The sub-district contains also seven other parishes. Acres, 22, 159. Pop., 5, 731. Houses, 1, 238.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Redmarley-D’Abitot, a parish in the lower division of Oswaldslow hund., union of Newent, county of Worcester; 9 miles south-west of Upton-upon-Severn. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £16 10s. 7½d.; gross income £900. Patroness, in 1835, Mrs. Niblett. Here are 2 daily schools. Acres 3,580. Houses 187. A.P. £4,982. Pop., in 1801, 689; in 1831, 1,028. Poor rates, in 1838, £380 6s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Redmarley-D’Abitot – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 8 miles S.W. from Upton-on-Severn, and 115 from London; containing 161 inhabited houses. The living is a rectory; Rev. James Commeline, incumbent; instituted 1800; patron, George Monro, Esq. Population, 1801, 689 – 1811, 775 – 1821, 955.

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.

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Directories

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Bentley’s Directory of Redmarley D’Abitot 1840 – Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Redmarley D’Abitot Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Redmarley D’Abitot is a village and parish, about 6 miles S.E. from Ledbury, containing in 1841 a population of 981 inhabitants, and 1192 in 1851.
The National Land company purchased an estate in this parish called the “Lowbands,” and erected a number of cottages for the members of that company, but at the present time we understand there is not more than one of the original tenants on the estate, which is now in other hands. At first sight the tenements have a very pretty effect, and appear to be well suited for the labouring classes. They were designed by that enthusiast, Fergus O’Connor, Esq., who at the present time is, we believe, an inmate of a Lunatic Asylum.
The Church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, is a stone erection, in the Gothic style of architecture, with a very handsome tower, containing a fine peal of six bells. The font is very ancient. The living is a Rectory. Rev. Edward Niblett, M.A., Rector; Rev. Alfred Newton, Curate; Mr. Joseph Lowe, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The National School is supported by contributions and the children’s payments. No mistress had been appointed at the tie our information was taken.

DIRECTORY

Commeline Miss N., Round Bush
Cooper Edward, Esq., Wetherdine
Moore J., Esq., Fairfield
Newton Rev. Alfred, Curate
Niblett Rev. Edward, Rector, Rectory
Palmer Frederick, Esq., Down House
Robert Major-General H. G., Hazeldine House
Wigley Mrs. Mary, Hawtridge House
Allen Richard, shopkeeper, Hawcross
Aston John, shoe maker
Barland Charles, shopkeeper
Barland Edward, veterinary surgeon
Beach John, farmer, Redmarley Park
Brooks Edward, blacksmith
Brundel John, farmer
Clarke William, farmer, The Heath
Colwell John, cooper, The Rock
Cooper James, farmer, Saxfield House
Crowse John, miller, Blackford’s Mill
Daniels John, shoe maker
Dobbins Robert, farmer and Constable
Edwards Thomas, farmer, King’s Green
Finch William, farmer, Berend Farm
Fisher Henry, butcher, Park Gate
Fryer Edwin, butcher
Goode William, shoe maker
Hawkins Joseph, farmer, Hart’s Farm
Hidden Wm., shopkeeper, Round Bush
Hodges William, farmer, Evrest
Hooper William, farmer
Hughes Benjamin, carpenter, Hawcross
Jones Samuel, victualler, Rose and Crown
Keel Thomas, shoe maker
Lowe Joseph, tailor and Parish Clerk
Owen Anne, Sub-Postmistress
Page Thomas, wheelwright and shopkeeper
Pennell John, farmer, Bury Court
Powell John, shopkeeper and carpenter
Preston John, shoe maker, Redmarley Green
Priddey John, beer retailer, The Oak
Robinson John, blacksmith
Robinson Mrs., farmer, The Heath
Russell James, farmer and miller, Bury Mill
Stallard Joseph, farmer, Chapel Farm
Stephens James, carpenter and wheelwright
Stephens Mary, beer retailer
Stoke Charles, farmer, Murrell’s End
Tandy William, gardener, The Heath
Teague William, shopkeeper and bricklayer
Whittle Sarah, farmer, Carpenter’s Farm
Wilkes George, tailor, Hawcross
Williams John, bailiff to Mr. J. Stallard

Post Office – Owen Anne, Sub-Postmistress. Arrival, 9 30 a.m.; despatch, 3 30 p.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Redmarley D’Abitot Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Aston Richard, farmer
Bird Joseph, farmer
Birt James, farmer
Clarke William, farmer
Commeline Rev. James
Cooper Edward, farmer
Davis Francis, farmer
Fisher George, farmer
Goode Thos. shoemaker
Hawkins Mary, farmer
Hill Joseph, farmer
Hooper William, farmer
Jackeman Daniel, farmer
Lutwytch Rich. farmer
Meek Edward, farmer
Pennell John, farmer
Powell Jonas, carpenter
Pugh A. shoemaker
Redding William, miller
Reeves Sophia, farmer
Russell Thomas, farmer
Shaill John, farmer
Smith William, farmer
South Thomas, gardener
Stallard Joseph, farmer
Taylor John, farmer
Walker John, farmer
Whittle John, farmer

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

Administration

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

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