Martin Hussingtree

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Martin Hussingtree
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St Michael & All Angels, Martin Hussingtree
Grid reference: SO882601
Location: 52°14’23"N, 2°10’23"W
Post town: Worcester
Postcode: WR3
Dialling code: 01905
Local Government
Council: Wychavon

Martin Hussingtree is a small village and ancient parish in the Pershore Hundred of Worcestershire, between Droitwich Spa and Worcester. It is north of another village called Fernhill Heath. It is situated on a junction of the A38 and A4538. A public house called The Swan is located just north of the junction.

Its name derives from two separate manors: Meretun (meaning farmstead by the boundary) and Husan Treo (boundary tree of lands belonging to Husa, a personal name).[1]

The village is within the area of the Hindlip, Martin Hussingtree and Salwarpe parish council.

The churchyard of the Church of St Michael and All Angels contains the grave of Thomas Tomkins, a composer of sacred music in the time of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. He was a relative by marriage of the Folliott family, who were Lords of the Manor of Martin Hussingtree for generations. His work "Galliard-the Lady Folliott's" was written in honour of his daughter in law, Isabella Folliott.


  1. David H. Higgins (2011). "Aust (Gloucestershire) and Myths of Rome’s Second Augusta Legion and St Augustine’s ‘Oak’ Conference". Transactions of the Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 129: 117–137. 

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