Last updated on July 28th, 2017
Ribbesford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.
The parish includes the borough of Bewdley.
Church: St. Leonard
Parish registers begin: 1574
Ribbesford, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Doddingtree, county of Worcester, ¾ of a mile (S.) from Bewdley, containing, with the borough of Bewdley, 3798 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king’s books at £27. 19. 2., and in the patronage of the Rev. Edward Winnington Ingram. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, is an ancient and curious structure, in a retired situation, surrounded by wooded heights, which environ the windings of the Severn. Coal exists in the parish, but it is not worked. A weekly market and a fair on St. Margaret’s day were granted by Edward I.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831
Parishes contiguous to Ribbesford
- County: Worcestershire
- Civil Registration District: Kidderminster
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Hereford
- Rural Deanery: Burford
- Poor Law Union: Kidderminster
- Hundred: Doddingtree
- Province: Canterbury
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