History of Inkberrow

  • The village now known as Inkberrow has its first recorded mention in the Domesday Book as "Interberga"
  • Charles I passed through the village on his way from Worcester , leaving his maps behind in the Vicarage
  • The Parish Church of St Peter dates from the 13 th century, although there was certainly a church before this - probably a wooden construction. The church is the largest in the district, suggesting that even long ago it was the most populous settlement.
  • Several families have lived in and around Inkberrow for many generations. Many of the well known Inkberrow names can be seen on the War Memorial inside the lych-gate of the church. Names such as Ballard, Ganderton, Reynolds, Savage and Briney occur frequently.
  • Inkberrow boasts two traditional English pubs: The Bull's Head, an imposing Georgian building on the main road, and the picturesque black and white half-timbered Old Bull, situated in front of the church and by the Village Green.
  • The Old Bull's present day claim to fame is that the fictional "Bull" in the long-running radio serial "The Archers" is based on it. The pub contains several items of Archers memorabilia, following visits by members of the cast. Both pubs serve meals, and the Bull's Head offers accommodation.
  • The Millennium Green at the foot of Church Hill is well worth a visit. Established to mark the Millennium Year, it is managed by Trustees as a natural open space for the refreshment and pleasure of all Inkberrow residents and visitors. It is a tranquil oasis containing interesting flora and fauna, ponds and a restored medieval moat.

 

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