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Birlingham, Worcestershire

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Birlingham, Worcestershire

Birlingham is a village and civil parish in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire, England, about three miles south of Pershore. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 325. It is situated on a loop in the River Avon, surrounded by it to the north, east and south. Birlingham has a village pub, The Swan, a picturesque cricket pitch on the village green, and St James Parish Church. The Court House is an 18th century manor house on the edge of the village.
DistrictWychavon
Post townPERSHORE
Administrative CountyWorcestershire
Traditional CountyWorcestershire
OS GridSO9343
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01386
Population325
 

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

Berlingeham

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

Birlingham, par., E. Worcestershire, on river Avon, 2½ miles SW. of Pershore, 1210 ac., pop. 352; P.O.

Birlingham, Worcestershire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

BIRLINGHAM (St. James), a parish, in the union, and Upper division of the hundred, of Pershore, Pershore and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Pershore; containing 390 inhabitants. The parish is surrounded on all sides, except the west and a portion of the north, by a bend of the navigable river Avon; and comprises 1274a. 2r. 22p., of which 700 acres are pasture, 470 arable, and 13 woodland: the surface is moderately undulated, and the soil highly fertile. The village contains several respectable houses. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 17. 11.; net income, £205; patron and incumbent, the Rev. Robert Eyres Landor. The church is a neat stone structure with a tower: in the chancel are two windows with ancient stained glass.

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