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Wick Manor
Grid reference: SO965455
Location: 52°6’23"N, 2°3’0"W
Post town: Pershore
Postcode: WR10
Local Government
Council: Wychavon
Mid Worcestershire

Wick is a village in Worcestershire, two miles from Pershore in the Vale of Evesham, nestling in a large bend in the River Avon. It is bounded by parkland.

St Mary's Church

The oldest surviving building in Wick is the 12th-century church of which parts of the original structure survive in the foundations and stone columns.


Records of the settlement date from Anglo-Saxon times. In 709, Offa, King of the Mercians and Coenred King of the East Saxons granted Wikewane, which was made up of seven farms to Bishop Egwin of Worcester for his newly created monastery in Evesham.[1]

The Domesday Book records that parts of Wick had belonged to the land of Pershore Abbey that was confiscated in the 11th century by Edward the Confessor and given to Westminster Abbey.

The manor of Wike Burnell was a substantial country house, known to have been in existence at 1500 with extensive parkland. It was owned by John Nevill, 3rd Lord Latimer, involved in the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1538. Upon his death in 1543, he willed the manor to his widow Catherine Parr. Catherine would go on to marry King Henry VIII, his sixth and final wife, in July 1543. After her death in 1548, the house went to Sir Anthony Babington who was executed in 1588 for his part in the Babington Plot; a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth I and replace her with her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. The manor then fell to Sir Walter Raleigh.

The Hudson family took over the manor and have been the owners since the 18th century. In 2008, Charles Hudson bought at auction which featured a lock of hair supposedly belonging to the late queen consort Catherine Parr. Mr Hudson paid £2,160 for the hair, mounted in an oval frame on ink-inscribed paper which states "Hair of Queen Catherine Parr, Last Consort of Henry, the night she died September 5th 1548 was in the Chapel of Sudeley Castle".[2]

On film

The Second World War film Our Father was partially filmed on location in Wick.

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  1. Worcestershire Tourism
  2. Worcester News. "Sold, a lock of Henry VIII’s wife’s hair - to a man who lives in her house," 15 Jan 2008. [1]