Bengeworth  Worcestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bengeworth like this:

BENGEWORTH-ST. PETER, a parish in Evesham district, Worcester; on the river Avon, and the Ash-church and Evesham railway, with a r. station, 1 ¼. mile SW of Evesham. Post Town, Evesham. Acres, returned with Evesham. Real property, £6,720. Pop., 1,259. Houses, 254. The property is not much divided. ...

A castle here belonged to the Beauchamps; and was destroyed, in 1156, by the Abbot of Evesham. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £158.* Patron, the Rev. W. Harker. The church occupies the site of the Beauchamps' castle; and is a substantial edifice, with a handsome tower and spire. A school endowed by John Deacle, a native of Bengeworth and an alderman of London, has an income of £256; and other charities have £86.

Bengeworth through time

Bengeworth is now part of Wychavon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wychavon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bengeworth itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bengeworth, in Wychavon and Worcestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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