Place:Bengeworth-St. Peter, Worcestershire, England

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NameBengeworth-St. Peter
Alt namesBengeworthsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeSuburb, Parish
Coordinates52.09°N 1.935°W
Located inWorcestershire, England
Also located inHereford and Worcester, England     (1974 - 1998)
Worcestershire, England     (1998 - )
See alsoBlackenhurst (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Evesham, Worcestershire, Englandtown to which it was annexed in 1924
Wychavon District, Hereford and Worcester, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1998
Wychavon District, Worcestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area from 1998 onward
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bengeworth is a locality adjoining Evesham in Worcestershire, England. In 1887 it had a population of 1,311. Today it has a school and an Anglican church.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Bengeworth-St. Peter from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BENGEWORTH-ST. PETER, a parish in Evesham [registration] district, Worcester; on the river Avon, and the Ashchurch and Evesham railway, with a [railway] station, 1-1/4 mile SW of Evesham. Post Town: Evesham. Acres, returned with Evesham. Real property: £6,720. Population: 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."

In 1924 it was formally annexed to the town of Evesham.

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