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Offenham Village lies approx. 3 miles to the north  of Evesham town, in Worcestershire.  The village has no through road and nestles in the curve of the river Avon.

Offenham is steeped in history linked with Evesham Abbey and the furthest bank of the river is thought to be the site of Simon de Montfort’s Army’s last stand. A small spit of land here called ‘Dead Man’s Ait’ is the site of many finds of arrow heads and bones.

Dominating the head of Main Street is one of the few remaining, wooden maypoles in the country and along Main Street can be seen the longest thatch in Worcestershire, spanning 7 cottages.

The village is known in the area for its market gardening and following the modern way of growing, much of the land is now under glass. Indeed it is said, on a sunny day and from a higher vantage point, that Offenham glitters where sunlight touches glass.

 

12 comments

  1. Lesley says:

    The website does not have an area to do with the parish magazine. Please submit your advertisement to offenhameditorial@ourbenefice.org.uk

  2. Mrs Ann Baldwin says:

    My 3 x great grandparents are on the 1891 and 1901 census as living in Offenham at Knowledge Cottages, Boat Lane. Could you tell me if these cottages still exist, please?

    Many thanks,
    Ann

  3. Lee Gibson says:

    Dear sir Madam I am a historian I just wondered if anyone knows any thing about Offa’s palace site a Saxon palace belonging to king Offa of Essex is supposed to have had a palace here??
    Can anyone share any knowledge they have,
    Mr Lee Gibson 124 Cantley Manor Avenue Cantley Doncaster
    South Yorkshire DN4 6TN Email classicmotorcycle124@gmail.com

  4. Lee Gibson says:

    Also dose anyone have any knowledge or photos of Bennetts hill Pagan Anglo Saxon cemetery?
    a very important Worcestershire Archaeological site
    From Lee Gibson Email classicmotorcycle124@gmail.com

  5. Lee Gibson says:

    Hello Folks its me again Dose anyone know anything about what was Called Debdin or Debdale cottage in Laurels Road?
    My Moore family ancestors lived there. I have census returns for the cottage. I just wondered if anyone knows anything about the Moore’s? or the cottage? Giles Moore came from Middle Littleton he died aged 87 in Offenham.
    Warm Wishes Lee Gibson Email classicmotorcycle124@gmail.com
    Medieval and Anglo-Saxon Historian.

  6. Lee Gibson says:

    Dose anyone have any old photos of Moore Family members of Offenham? or Faulk Mill?
    Email Classicmotorcycle124@gmail.com

  7. Lee Gibson says:

    Years ago I went to Aldington siding with my uncle as my Moore family moved there from Offenham .
    Mr Byrd who lived at Aldington siding said there was a chap who worked in his orchard years ago nic named Ginger Moore?
    Dose anyone know him?
    I hope the Offenham website approver doesn’t mind all my posts?
    Thanks Lee Gibson Email classicmotorcycle124@gmail.com

  8. Lee Gibson says:

    Dear Karen I have a book on Offenham it mentions the school house if you’d like a copy of the page just email me Thanks Lee Gibson Email classicmotorcycle124@gmail.com

  9. Susy Taylor says:

    I have heard on the grape fine that you have some of the British symphony orchestra playing on Friday 15th. (I am not sure if even these detail are correct.) The concert is aimed at people living with dementia and there careas. Please could you forward some information.

  10. My new email address for anyone replying to my posts is
    elizabethanhistorian1533@gmail.com
    Thanks Lee Gibson

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