Bretforton

Photo of St Leonard's church, Bretforton by Roger Davies, some rights reserved.

Bretforton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Parish church: St Leonard

Parish registers begin: 1538

Parishes adjacent to Bretforton

  • Saintbury
  • Willersey
  • Offenham
  • Cow Honeybourne
  • Badsey
  • South Littleton

Historical Descriptions

Bretforton post office. The copyright on this image is owned by Roger Davies and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Bretforton, a parish in Evesham district, Worcester; on the West Midland railway, 2 miles WNW of Honeybourne station, and 3½ E of Evesham. Post Town, Evesham. Acres, 1,683. Real property, £3,161. Pop., 565. Houses, 123. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £182. Patron, the Rev. G. Morris. The church is good. There is a national school.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bretforton, 3 m. E. Evesham. P. 511

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Bretforton, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of BLACKENHURST, county of Worcester, 3¾ miles (E.) from Evesham, containing 451 inhabitants. The living is a discharged Vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king’s books at £6. 5., and endowed with £600 private benefaction, and £1100 parliamentary grant. The Rev. Dr. Timbrill was patron in 1817. The church is dedicated to St. Leonard.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Bretforton 1840 - Archive.org

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