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Church at Hinton on the Green.jpg
Parish Church of St.Peter
Grid reference: SP023402
Location: 52°3’36"N, 1°57’36"W
Post town: Evesham
Postcode: WR11
Dialling code: 01386
Local Government
Council: Wychavon
West Worcestershire

Hinton-on-the-Green is a village in northern Gloucestershire. It is situated at the foot of Bredon Hill about two miles south of Evesham in Worcestershire.

At a little over three square miles, the land is largely agricultural - most of the 101 houses and 254 residents [1] are grouped in a small area between the church and what used to be the railway station. The River Isbourne valley divides Hinton into the "East Village", near to the church, and the "West Village".

Most of the houses in the East Village date from the 19th century; many of the properties to the West of the Isbourne are much newer. Most of the land, and many of the properties in the East Village, are leased from a charitable trust.

The building that formerly housed a village village school has been converted into houses. The single shop in the village [2] is specialised in the sale of agricultural machinery.

The main A46 from Evesham to Cheltenham passes through the parish and is crossed by the Broadway to Pershore Road (formerly The London Road) at Hinton Cross but the majority of the houses are located on a quiet loop.

The Isbourne is 10 to 13 feet wide and less than three feet deep, that occasionally floods. The most notable recent flood was in July 2007 when the small river became into a torrent about a hundred yards wide and 16 feet deep. Two houses built on the river bank suffered serious damage; but the rest of the village is well above the flood plain and avoided the devastation that hit nearby Sedgeberrow just a mile upstream.

The former railway station, known simply as Hinton, belonged to the Midland Railway (later part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway), and was situated on a lengthy loop line, branching off the Bristol to Birmingham main line at Ashchurch, passing through Evesham, Alcester and Redditch, and rejoining the main line at Barnt Green, near Bromsgrove. The loop was built to address the fact that the main line bypassed most of the towns it might otherwise have served, but it took three separate companies to complete.

The loop officially closed between Ashchurch and Redditch in June 1963, but poor condition of the track had brought about withdrawal of all trains between Evesham and Redditch earlier, in October 1962, being replaced by a bus service for the final eight months. Redditch to Barnt Green remains open on the electrified Birmingham suburban network.

Hinton station house still stands.

Local news

Hinton Community Group organizes an Annual fete.


Outside links

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about Hinton-on-the-Green)