Enclosure map project

Hillside, Aldington

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Click on the image above to see this road on the Worcestershire County Council GIS website with the digitised historical maps. Click on the image below to view the original enclosure map.

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Photos taken 2006. Aerial photo: a6960


Hillside is a development of eight council houses (four pairs of semi-detached houses) built in the 1920s on the North side of Main Street. Although the postal address is not Main Street, Hillside forms part of Main Street. When built, the houses formed the western extension of Main Street, so it was logical to give them a separate address. However, since then, two further houses have been added to the west, and they have been given the address of Main Street. The road is so-named because the houses are built on a small hill. The numbering is 1-8, going from east to west.



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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Aldington Map A015)

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, this plot of land was allotted to George Day for late Brookes: "And also unto and for the said George Day, All that piece or parcel of Land situate in the Bitton Piece, the Waste Land adjoining thereto the Upper Hundred Lands and places adjacent, containing nineteen acres and twenty-four perches, bounded on the North and part of the East by the first Allotment herein Awarded to the said George Day for the Farm, on the remaining part of the East by a Homestall and Orchard belonging to Philip Rock, on part of the South by a Cottage and Garden belonging to the said George Day, on the remaining part of the South and on the South-West by Pitwell Road aforesaid, and on the West by the second Allotment herein Awarded to the said Thomas Bird, and which Allotment the said Commissioners do hereby declare, adjudge and determine to be a fair, just and reasonable compensation to the said George Day for his Estate late Brooks’s and right of Common thereto belonging in and over the said Lands by the said Act directed to be divided and Inclosed. The Fences for inclosing the said Allotment are those on the South and South-West against Pitwell Road, on the West against the second Allotment herein Awarded to the said Thomas Bird, and on the North against the first Allotment herein Awarded to the said George Day for the Farm." The land had previously belonged to the Brooke family who had lived in Aldington at the beginning of the 18th century. Benjamin Brooke (1690-1762), who inherited just over 30 acres, had moved to London as a young man. In 1770, Thomas Laugher, on behalf of Thomas Lord Foley (who already owned a large amount of land in Aldington), bought all of the Brookes’ estate for £432 from Robert Aisley, the grandson of Benjamin Brooke. George Day bought the majority of Lord Foley’s estate in 1805 for £7,000. On 6th October 1808, just two days after the Enclosure Awards, George Day sold this plot of land, together with all the estate bought from Lord Foley, to James Ashwin of Bretforton, for £12,000. The land remained in the Ashwin family until the early part of the 20th century when part of the field was sold to Evesham Rural District Council for council housing.

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 7 July 2013. Email History@badsey.net.