Abberton is a parish 8 miles E. of Worcester, 5 miles N.E. from Pershore, and 105 from London; containing 958 acres; annual value, £1,020, and population 102. This place is noted for having a medicinal spring, yielding a bitter and cathartic water; and it appears from an analysis by an eminent physician in 1835, that an imperial gallon contained 297 grains of choloride of sodium, 176 grains of sulphate of lime, and a little magnesia.
The church is an ancient stone edifice, seats 80 persons, is very neat, and was thoroughly repaired in 1839, at an expense of £70., voluntarily subscribed by the Patron, Rector, Churchwardens, &c. The E. window is of beautiful stained glass, and in the chancel are two good monuments to the memory of the Sheldons. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of S. L. Sheldon, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Francis Best, B.A. One service each Sunday, morning at 11, and afternoon at 3 alternately; and S. Tidmarsh, is clerk. The Manorhouse, the seat of S. L. Sheldon, Esq., is situated on an eminence, and has a charming and extensive view of the beautiful vale of Evesham.
Checketts Giles, farmer
Gibbs Joseph, farmer
Sheldon Samuel Lesingham, Esq.
Tidmarsh Samuel, parish-clerk
Vincent Thomas, farmer
Willis William, miller
Source: Bentley’s history, guide, and alphabetical and classified directory, of the borough of Evesham of the market towns of Pershore, Shipston-upon-Stour, and Upton-upon-Severn, and the villages of Broadway and Great Malvern; and an history and alphabetical directory of seventy-eight parishes in the county south of the city of Worcester … forming vol. III of Bentley’s history, directory, and statistics of Worcestershire. Published 1840 by Printed for the proprietor, by Bull & Turner in Birmingham.