Place:Great and Little Hampton, Worcestershire, England

NameGreat and Little Hampton
Alt namesGreat Hamptonsource: main village in parish
Little Hamptonsource: hamlet in parish
Hamptonsource: modern name for parish (Wikipedia)
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates52.088°N 1.966°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 Rural, Worcestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1933
Evesham, Worcestershire, Englandtown which annexed it in 1933
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
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"HAMPTON, or GREAT HAMPTON, a village and a parish in Evesham [registration] district, Worcester. The village stands near the river Avon and the boundary with Gloucestershire, 1 mile SW of Evesham [railway] station; and has a post office under Evesham. The parish includes also the hamlet of Little Hampton, which contains Evesham workhouse. Acres: 1,670. Real property: £3,663. Population: 513. Houses: 92. Much of the land is meadow. Vineyard hill, a short way north west of the village, commands a fine view. Market gardening is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value: £81. Patron: Christ Church, Oxford. The church is of the 14th century; has an embattled tower, of later date, rising from the junction of nave and chancel; and has also a fine stained glass window, in memorial of the construction of the splendid new bridge over the Avon at Evesham. A richly carved remnant of an ancient cross is in the churchyard. Charities, £150.
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hampton was absorbed into the town of Evesham in Worcestershire, England in 1933, having formerly been a separate village.

It is linked to Evesham by the ancient Hampton Ferry. This is a pedestrian "chain ferry" linking Evesham and the district of Hampton across the River Avon. The route dates back to the 13th century, when it was established by monks. There are two other "Hampton Ferries": one on the River Thames and one on the River Severn.

Great and Little Hampton was originally an ancient parish in the Blackenhurst Hundred of Worcestershire, England. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and from 1894 until 1933 it was a parish in the Evesham Rural District. In 1933 it was absorbed into Evesham civil parish and municipal borough.

Research tips

  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Worcestershire illustrates the parish boundaries of Worcestershire when rural districts were still in existence and before the West Midlands came into being. The map publication year is 1931. The map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • British History Online has a large collection of local maps from the Ordnance Survey 1883-1893. These blow up to a size that permits viewing of individual hamlets, farms, collieries, but there is no overlapping of one map to the next, and no overall map to tie the individual ones together.
  • British History Online also has three volumes of the Victoria County History of Worcestershire online. Volume 3 (published in 1913) deals with the Halfshire Hundred; Volume 4 (published in 1924) deals with the City of Worcester, as well as parishes in the hundreds of Pershore and Doddingtree. Volume 2 covers religious houses in the county. The remainder of the county is not represented in the British History Online series.
  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Worcestershire as well as leading to a collection of 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date. An index of parishes leads to notes and references for each parish. The auxiliary website English Jurisdictions can also be helpful.
  • Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD (Telephone: 01905 822866, e-mail: The Archives Collections Catalog Summary outlines the contents of the Archives Collection and also notes on what has been transferred to the national online service Access to Archives
  • The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry has a branch in Bromsgrove which deals in Worcestershire family history. There are also branches at Stourbridge and Worcester.
  • The Midlands Historical Data project produces searchable facsimile copies of old local history books and directories of interest to genealogists. It specialises in the three counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, working closely with libraries, archives and family history societies in the area. Digital images are made freely available to participating organisations to improve public access. Free search index on its web-site to all its books. In many cases payment will be required to see the extract.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
  2. excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
  • Brett Langston's list of Worcestershire Registration Districts and parishes within each registration district from 1837 to the present can indicate where to find details of civil registration entries since the process began in England.
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.
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