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Kempsey, Worcestershire

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Kempsey, Worcestershire

Kempsey is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills District in the county of Worcestershire, England. It is bounded by the River Severn on the west, and the A38 main road runs through it and is about 3 miles south of Worcester. The village has a long history. Its name is derived from the Saxon "Kemys' Eye", or the island of Kemys. Kemys was a Saxon chief, whose island lay between marshes and the River Severn. One of the roads in Kempsey, Lyf's Lane, is named after another Saxon chief.
DistrictMalvern Hills
Administrative CountyWorcestershire
Traditional CountyWorcestershire
OS GridSO8549
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands

Other names by which Kempsey, Worcestershire has been known in the past


Kempsey, Worcestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kempsey, par. and vil., on river Severn, in co. and 4 m. SW. of Worcester, 3105 ac., pop. 1447; P.O., T.O.

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