Hanley William Worcestershire Family History Guide

Status: ecclesiastical parish

The ecclesiastical parish of Eastham consisted of the parish or Eastham, and the chapelries of Hanley Child and Orleton until 1560; in that year the ecclesiastical parish of Hanley William was united with the Parish of Eastham.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1586; For Parish Registers see Eastham Worcestershire

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Hanley William

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HANLEY-WILLIAM, or UPPER HANLEY, a parish in Tenbury district, Worcester; adjacent to Herefordshire, and near the river Teme, 6 miles SE of Tenbury r. station. Post town, Tenbury. Acres, 1,155. Pop., 120. Houses, 26. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Eastham, in the diocese of Hereford.

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

Hanley-William – a parish in the hundred of Doddingtree, upper division, 6 miles S.E. from Tenbury; containing 23 inhabited houses. The living is a rectory, united with Eastham, Worcestershire. Population, 1801, 138 – 1811, 128 – 1821, 124.

Hanley-Court, in the above parish, the residence of Colonel Newport. It is a modern villa, seated on an eminence, and commands a picturesque view of the river Teme.

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.


Eastham (with Hanley William, Hanley Child and Orleton) Billings Directory 1855

Hanley William Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


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


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