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Bockleton is an Ancient Parish mostly in Worcestershire and partly in Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Hampton Charles.

Parish church: St Michael

Parish registers begin: 1574

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bockleton

Historical Descriptions

Bockleton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOCKLETON, a parish in the districts of Tenbury and Bromyard, and counties of Worcester and Hereford; and a subdistrict in the district of Tenbury. The parish lies 5 miles S of Tenbury r. station, and 6 E by N of Leominster; and it includes the hamlet of Hampton-Charles, and has a post office under Tenbury. Acres, 3,229. Real property, £2,588. Pop., 346. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £127. Patron, the Rev. J. J. Miller. The church is good. The subdistrict contains five parishes and parts of two others. Acres, 17,777. Pop., 3,046. Houses, 648.

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

Bockleton, a parish in the union of Tenbury, partly in the hund, of Broxash, county of Hereford, and partly in the hund. of Doddingtree, county of Worcester; 5 miles south of Tenbury. It includes the hamlet of Hampton-Charles. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford, now in the dio. of Worcester; valued at £13 4s., and rated in the parliamentary returns at £100; gross income £133. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. J. K. Miller. There is a daily National school in this parish. Pop., in 1801, 223; in 1831, 385. Houses 71. Acres 3,300, of which about 100 are in hops. A. P. £2,364. Poor rates, in 1837, £239.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bockleton, 5 m. S. Tenbury. P. 358

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Bockleton – a parish in the hundred of Doddingtree, upper division, 6 miles S. from Tenbury, and 140 from London; on the borders of Herefordshire; containing 52 inhabited houses. It is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Hereford and archdeaconry of Salop; Rev. Peter Miller, incumbent; patron Thos. Etton, Esq. Population, 1801, 223 – 1811, 262 – 1821, 294.

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.

Hampton Charles

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Hampton Charles, a hamlet in Bockleton parish, Hereford; 5 ½ miles NW of Bromyard. Acres, 492. Real property, £540. Pop., 87. Houses, 20.

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

Hampton (Charles), a hamlet in the parish of Bockleton, county of Hereford. On an average of 7 years, ending in 1835, hops were cultivated to the extent of 18½ acres in this hamlet. Acres 510. Houses 19. A.P. £443. Pop., in 1801, 75; in 1831, 91.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Hampton-Charles, 2 m. Bockleton. P. 84

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Bockleton, 1638-1871

Parish registers for Bockleton, 1574-1963

Church Records – Indexes

Computer printout of Bockleton, Worcs., Eng

Parish register printouts of Bockleton, Worcester, England ; christenings, 1762-1877

Census

Census returns for Bockleton, 1841-1891

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the hamlet of Hampton-Charles, 1777-1831

Directories

Bockleton (with Hampton Charles) Billings Directory 1855

Administration

  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bromyard
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Burford
  • Poor Law Union: Tenbury
  • Hundred: Broxash
  • Province: Canterbury

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