Ab Lench

Ab Lench [1] is a village in Worcestershire, England.[2] The village lies 1 mile (1.6 km) from Church Lench and Rous Lench, 2 miles (3 km) from Harvington and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Ragley Hall.[1] It is about 15 miles (24 km) from Stratford and 6 miles (10 km) from Evesham.

Ab Lench
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Ab Lench is located in Worcestershire
Ab Lench
Ab Lench
Location within Worcestershire
OS grid referenceSP022502
• London90 mi (140 km) SE
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEVESHAM
Postcode districtWR11
Dialling code01386
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°09′00″N 1°58′00″W / 52.15°N 1.966667°W / 52.15; -1.966667Coordinates: 52°09′00″N 1°58′00″W / 52.15°N 1.966667°W / 52.15; -1.966667


Ab Lench was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.[3]

Ab Lench was classed as a civil parish from 1866 to 1933 when it was merged with Church Lench. The parish of Ab Lench comprised an area of 884 acres (3.58 km2) and had a population of 89 in 1801. This fell to 41 in 1901 and just 31 in 1921. The population had increased again to 57 by 1931, shortly before the parish was merged.[2] The village has also been known as "Abbots Lench", as recorded in the 1911 census, and "Hob Lench" as noted by the Royal Historical Society in 1991.


  1. ^ a b "Map of Ab Lench on AboutBritain.com". AboutBritain.com. Retrieved 19 December 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Relationships / unit history of Ab Lench". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2007.
  3. ^ "The Domesday Book Index". HAUGHTON Information Centre and Domesday (Doomsday) Book Index. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007.

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