THE BCH ARCHIVE
LOCAL HISTORY FOR
And The Surrounding District
Birtsmorton is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills of Worcestershire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 250. It is situated in the south-west of the county, not far from the borders with Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. The church is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. There is a large manor house, Birtsmorton Court, which is used today as a wedding venue.
Birtsmorton was the birthplace of the chairmaker Philip Clissett who lived in the parish from his birth in 1817 until about 1842.
The village belonged to the Le Bret family from the 12th century onwards. Bret means 'Breton'. The same family name is associated with Westonbirt House near Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
Nanfan and Thackwell of Rye Court