Hampton Lovett Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Hampton Lovett is a very small parish, situate about a mile N. of Droitwich, with a population in 1851 of 172 inhabitants, being two less than in 1841.

The Church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a very ancient edifice, the style of architecture being chiefly the perpendicular, or that of the fifteenth century. It consists of nave, chancel, and north chapel, with square tower on the south of the building. The chancel is separated from the nave by a Norman arch, and an ancient carved wood screen; the chapel has also an arch of the same style as the chancel. The chapel, Nash says, was built by Sir. T. Pakington, in 1561; and by a M.S. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, it appears that a chapel was built here by one of the Blount family, who were owners of the manor in 1414, and who founded in it a chantry for two priests. On the north wall of the nave are traces of ancient paintings and scripture sentences. There are few monuments, and the majority of them belong to the Pakington family, the principal one being that of Sir John Pakington, Bart., in the north wall of the chancel, on a mural slab, dated 1727. there is also one to the memory of Henry Hammond, dated 1660. the living is a Rectory, in the gift if Sir John S. Pakington, Bart. Rev. Joseph Amphlett, M.A., Rector; Mr. Joseph Stanton, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Charities consist of £100 given by Sir J.S. Pakington, Bart., 1830, and £100 by Miss Pakington, 1846.

DIRECTORY

Amphlett Rev. Joseph, M.A., Rector, Rectory

Croft Walter, farmer, Keybridge

Gerrard William, farmer, Upper Hall

Lampill William, shopkeeper

Prothero Henry, farmer, Little Horton

Roberts Joseph, farmer, Fibden

Simonds James, farm bailiff to Sir John S. Packington, Bart., Round House

Stanton Joseph, blacksmith and Parish Clerk

Walwyn Rupert, farmer, Great Horton

Wilson George, farmer, Hampton Farm

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

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