St Michael & All Angels, Martin Hussingtree
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).
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.
- 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. http://www.bgas.org.uk/tbgas_bg/v129/bg129117.pdf.
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