Offenham is a small, quiet, and retired parish, about 2 miles N.E.N. from Evesham. It contained in 1851 a population of 400 inhabitants.
Offenham took its name from the Saxon King Offa, who had a palace here; it afterwards became the residence of the Abbots of Evesham, and it is said that the present manor-farm stands upon the site of the ancient mansion. There is a broad fosse in this neighbourhood, called “The Deer’s Leap,” which is supposed to be a portion of the boundary of the deer park.
The Church is an old building, in the early English style of architecture, with square turreted tower, and pinnacles at each corner; the tower contains a peal of five bells. Rev. Robert Lawson, Perpetual Curate; Mr. John Porter, Clerk. Service – 10 30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Gibbs Mrs. Mary
Lawson Rev. Robert, Perpetual Curate
Sheaf Mr. William
Thorpe Mr. Jonathan
Gibbs John, farmer
Hopkins John, Court Farm
Moore Henry, blacksmith
Sheaf Thomas, farmer
Smith Mrs., miller
Stephens William, shopkeeper
Tomes Thomas Bennett, farmer, Marvill
Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855