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Kemerton, Worcestershire

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Kemerton, Worcestershire

Kemerton is a village and civil parish in Worcestershire in England. It lies at the extreme south of the county in the local government district of Wychavon. Until boundary changes in 1931, it formed part of neighbouring Gloucestershire, and it remains in the Diocese of Gloucester. The northern half of the parish lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Administrative CountyWorcestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO9437
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
Dialling code01386
Population393 in 2001

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

Caneberton ~ Chenemertone ~ Chinemertune

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

Kemerton, par. and vil., in N. of Gloucestershire, 5 miles NE. of Tewkesbury, 1590 ac., pop. 484; P.O., T.O.; near the vil. is a quarry of excellent freestone; the par. contains the seat of Kemerton Court.

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

KEMERTON, a parish, in the union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Tewkesbury, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 4½ miles (N. E.) from Tewkesbury; containing 561 inhabitants. The parish contains an excellent quarry of freestone; and several petrifying springs. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £17. 13. 1¾.; net income, £503; patrons, the Corporation of Gloucester: the tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1772. The church was rebuilt in the year 1847. There are places of worship for Wesleyans.

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