Great Hampton, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Churchyard cross (right) and central tower (centre left) of St Andrew's parish church, Hampton, Worcestershire
Churchyard cross (right) and central tower (centre left) of St Andrew’s parish church, Hampton, Worcestershire, seen from the south. The copyright on this image is owned by Dave Bushell and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Great Hampton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Little Hampton.

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1539

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Great Hampton

  • Evesham All Saints with St Lawrence
  • Cropthorne
  • Bengeworth
  • Hinton on the Green

Historical Descriptions

Great Hampton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HAMPTON, or GREAT HAMPTON, a village and a parish in Evesham district, Worcester. The village stands near the river Avon and the boundary with Gloucestershire, 1 mile SW of Evesham r. station; and has a post office under Evesham. The parish includes also the hamlet of Little Hampton, which contains Evesham workhouse. Acres, 1,670. Real property, £3,663. Pop., 513. Houses, 92. Much of the land is meadow. Vineyard hill, a short way north west of the village, commands a fine view. Market gardening is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £81. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is of the 14th century; has an embattled tower, of later date, rising from the junction of nave and chancel; and has also a fine stained glass window, in memorial of the construction of the splendid new bridge over the Avon at Evesham. A richly carved remnant of an ancient cross is in the churchyard. Charities, £150.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Hampton (Great) – a parish in the hundred of Blakenhurst, lower division, one mile S.W. from Evesham, and 96 from London; containing 67 inhabited houses. A mineral spa has lately been discovered here. (See Evesham). It is a perpetual curacy, Rev. H. P. Cooper, incumbent; in the patronage of Christ-Church College, Oxford. Population, 1801, 276 – 1811, 333 – 1821, 324.

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.

Little Hampton

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Hampton (Little) – a hamlet in the above parish (Great Hampton), and adjoining thereto, in which the population is included.

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.

Directories

Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Great Hampton 1840 – Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Great Hampton (with the Hamlet of Little Hampton) Billings Directory 1855

Great Hampton Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Administration

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