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Salwarpe is a parish in the borough of Droitwich, upper division of Halfshire hundred, county Worcester, 5½ miles N. of Worcester, its post town, and 2 S.W. of Droitwich. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the Droitwich canal and the river Salwarpe; the latter takes its rise under Lickey hills, thence flows 14 miles S.W. past Bromsgrove, Stoke-Prior, and Droitwich, to the Severn, at Hawford Bridge. Salwarpe, in Leland's time, was called Salop. The celebrated Earl of Warwick, Richard Beauchamp, was born here in 1351.
In 1653 Sharington settled the manor on his eldest son John with
reversion to the latter's only son Sharington, who died without
issue in 1685. John Talbot settled the manor in 1677 upon his second
wife Barbara, daughter of Sir Henry Slingsby, kt., and mortgaged it
in 1705 for £6,000. By his will, dated 31 August 1712, he directed
that the manor should be sold for the payment of his debts.
- Extracted from A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913)
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