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Overbury is a village and civil parish in Worcestershire, England, midway between Evesham and Tewkesbury south of Bredon Hill.

Overbury
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Cottages in Overbury
Overbury is located in Worcestershire
Overbury
Overbury
Location within Worcestershire
OS grid referenceSO960377
Civil parish
  • Overbury
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBREDON
Postcode districtGL20
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
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UK
England
Worcestershire
52°02′16″N 2°03′35″W / 52.03769°N 2.05973°W / 52.03769; -2.05973Coordinates: 52°02′16″N 2°03′35″W / 52.03769°N 2.05973°W / 52.03769; -2.05973

The manor of Overbury was purchased by the banking family of Martin in the 18th century from the Parsons family, members of whom also owned neighbouring Kemerton Court. The Martins rebuilt Overbury Court in c.1740, and it is still occupied by their descendants in 2018.

In 2014, Roman skeletons were found at Overbury Primary School when extensions to the school were being built.[1][2]

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Conderton CampEdit

Conderton Camp, to the north of the village, is a scheduled monument.[3] It is an Iron Age camp, brought to a "violent end" by the Romans and left abandoned for most of the Romano-British period.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Connell, James Roman skeletons found in Worcestershire Worcester News 31.10.14 Accessed 5.11.14
  2. ^ Remains May Have Been Rural Roman Farmers Archaeology, Archaeological Institute of America Monday, 3.11.14 Accessed 6.11.14
  3. ^ Anon (2015). "Conderton Camp A Scheduled Monument in Overbury, Worcestershire". Ancient Monuments. Good Stuff. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  4. ^ Thomas 2005, pp. 247-57

SourcesEdit

  • Thomas, Nicholas (2005). Conderton Camp, Worcestershire: A Small Middle Iron Age Hillfort on Bredon Hill. CBA Research Reports. 143 (Illustrated ed.). Council for British Archaeology. ISBN 9781902771502.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Overbury at Wikimedia Commons