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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.

 

16 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. Karen Scarff says:

    Hi I wondered if anyone has any information on old school house dating back to when it was a school and was first built? I am trying to trace its history

  3. Jenny says:

    no information about a local church . Very disappointing.

    • Lesley says:

      The website is still being built. Details about the history of the village and interesting buildings within it, including the church are still to be added.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Lee Gibson says:

    dose anyone have any stories about DEAD MANS AIT?
    Its supposed to be Welshmen fleeing battle of Evesham.
    slaughtered by the ford in Offenham
    Lee Gibson Anglo Saxon and Medieval Historian
    Email classicmotorcycle124@gmail.com

  9. Lee Gibson says:

    dose anyone have any photographs or know how old Faulk mill was in circa 1900 when it was demolished.
    Faulk means the Folks mill in other words the villagers mill.
    Anglo Saxon and Medieval Historian Email clssicmotorcycle124@gmail.com

  10. Lee Gibson says:

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

  11. 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

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