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Footpath: Offenham Road to Faulk Mill

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OFFENHAM ROAD TO FAULK MILL, OFFENHAM
(Aldington Map Parcel No D)

Grid Reference: 057449 to 055455

This track leads from the present-day Offenham Road, between the Depot and Nurseries and then turns northwards, terminating at the parish boundary, Broadway Brook. Fawk (or Faulk as it appears on modern-day maps) Mill was just across the boundary into Offenham.

The Commissioners described the road thus: "Also one other Private Carriage Road and Driftway of the breadth of twenty feet branching out of the Turnpike Road leading from Bengworth to Littleton on the West side thereof at or near the North-East corner of the second Allotment herein Awarded to the said William Chambers and passing thence into through and over the same first in a West and then in a North direction to the South-East corner of the Allotment for the Tithe of Wool and Lamb and continuing from thence in a Northward direction through and over the said Allotment to a certain Horse and Foot Bridge leading to Fawk Mill in the Parish of Offenham which Road is set out, allotted and Awarded for the time being as and for a Private Carriage Road and Driftway for the use of the several Owners and Occupiers of the Allotments through and over which the same passes and for the Owners and Occupiers of the second Allotment herein Awarded to the said Curate as aforesaid. And also as and for a Private Carriage Road and Bridleway for the use of the Owners and Occupiers of the Mill called Fawk Mill."

The track, which had previously passed over common land, was now made into a private carriage road. The track is still a private road and so access is not permitted to the general public.

A Farming Survey map of 1944 shows the tenants for this area of land which was held under the Evesham Custom. The following paragraphs give an historical description of ownership of the land over which the path passes.

West of Offenham Road
(Aldington Map A025)

Until the early 19th century, this land was part of the common fields of Aldington. In 1808, when the Aldington Enclosure Commissioners made their awards, William Chambers was allotted this plot of land as his second allotment: "And all that piece or parcel of Land situate in the furlong below Furze Furlong, Aldington Common and places adjacent, containing nineteen acres and twenty-four perches, bounded on part of the North by the Allotment herein Awarded for the Tithe of Wool and Lamb, on part of the East and other parts of the North by the second Allotment herein Awarded to the said Curate as aforesaid, on the remaining part of the North by the Allotment herein Awarded to Philip Rock, on the remaining part of the East by the Littleton Turnpike Road, on the South by the Allotment herein Awarded to the said John Millard, John Benton and Ann Slatter, Lessees as aforesaid, and on the West by the Farm called the Parks." It was later bought by John Procter and passed by inheritance to the Reverend Thomas Williams. After Williams’ death in 1913, it was sold at auction at the King’s Head Hotel, Evesham, on 29th June 1914. It comprised Lots 6 and 7 and was known as Little Chambers Ground.

South of Faulk Mill, west of path (Aldington Map A005)

This plot of land in the extreme north-western part of the parish, was allotted to the Curate of Badsey as compensation for the tythe of wool and lamb: "And whereas the small or vicarial Tythes arising within the whole of the Hamlet of Aldington aforesaid have been claimed by the said Curate as aforesaid and the Tythe of Wool and Lamb are also claimed by the said John Millard, John Benton and Ann Slatter as Lessees under the said Dean and Chapter and it not appearing to the said Commissioners which or whom of the said respective claimants are in the actual possession of the rents and profits of the said Tythe of Wool and Lamb. They have therefore set out and allotted and by these presents do Award unto and for the person or persons who is, are or may be lawfully intitled to the said Tythe of Wool and Lamb, All that piece or parcel of Land situate in Aldington Leys and Aldington Common containing eight acres and two roods, bounded on the North by the Parish of Offenham aforesaid, on the East by the second Allotment herein Awarded to the said Curate as aforesaid, on the South by the second Allotment herein Awarded to the said William Chambers, and on the West by the Parks aforesaid. The Fences for inclosing the said Allotment are those on the South side thereof." In 1914, when the adjoining land to the south was sold, this was still part of Badsey Glebe.

South of Faulk Mill, east of path
(Aldington Map A003)

The track did not pass over this plot of land. It was, however, on the western boundary of the field, and access was permitted to the Curate of Badsey who had been given the plot as his second allotment: "Also all that other piece or parcel of Land situate in Fawk Brook Furlong, Fawk Mill Meadow and places adjacent containing seven acres and twenty-three perches, bounded on the North by the Parish of Offenham, on the East and on part of the South by the Allotment herein Awarded to Philip Rock, on the remaining part of the South and on part of the West by the second Allotment herein Awarded to the said William Chambers and on the remaining part of the West by the Allotment for the Tythe of Wool and Lamb. The Fences for inclosing the said Allotment are those on all parts except against the Parish of Offenham." In 1914, when the adjoining land to the south was sold, this was still part of Badsey Glebe.

Where they are available, links are provided to historical information about places and buildings. This index of roads and paths in Badsey and Aldington was compiled as part of the Badsey Society Enclosure Map Project. The house numbers and names are correct as at May 2006. Every care has been taken to provide accurate information, but if you are aware of any error, please contact us. If you wish to provide a history or memories of an individual house on this road, please email History@badsey.net.


Badsey is a large working village in Worcestershire, England. Aldington is a smaller village in the same parish. The Badsey Society exists to promote the understanding and study of the villages and the surrounding area. The Enclosure Map Project traces the development of the villages since the publication of enclosure maps in 1807 and 1812. The Society is grateful for a grant received from the Local Heritage Initiative.
Updated 12 July 2010. Email History@badsey.net.