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About Hanbury

Our tranquil village and parish are situated in the North East of Worcestershire, only 15 miles from the centre of Birmingham, very close to the M5 and M42 motorways and roughly equidistant from Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove. Dominated by St Mary’s Church which is set on the hill overlooking the area, the setting is one of beautiful countryside criss-crossed with footpaths and canals and well-endowed with fishing pools and woodlands.

Hanbury is often linked to the Radio 4 ‘Archer’s’ village of Ambridge, particularly as there are several buildings that are said to be the models for long running series (The Church, Hanbury Hall and Mere Hall being examples), there are also many similarities in the way the parish lives and runs. The area is primarily farming country. It has a large land area which covers a number of outlying hamlets and settlements connected with narrow lanes, Hanbury Village being in the largest settlement. There are several tourist attractions in the catchment, Hanbury Hall (now a National Trust property) being the most significant as it was the grand house belonging the predominant landowners in the area (the Vernon family) for over 250 years from the early 18th century.

This sought-after area has much to offer both visitors and residents — have a look at the gallery for some examples of the countryside and then see what is going on from the events and organisation pages.

This website has been designed to act as a centre of information for visitors and residents alike, the aim is for the website to act as the village “notice board” with all events, activities and news being easily available to all. Village businesses (within the catchment of the Parish) are also listed with contact details and links, it should be noted that the site is not an advertising platform, merely a directory.

There are contact details for each individual organisation within their pages, please feel free to contact them direct rather than through the website. There are also a number of other information links from this site for local amenities, the school and the church. We hope you like this website and we would be happy to take ideas for development to make it even better, using the contact form here.