is a small village
close to Junction 7 of the M5 motorway
, bounded by the motorway and the main Evesham
to Worcester A44 trunk road
, in the District of Wychavon
. In fact the motorway cut through the village, most of it being on the west side but some houses were left on the east side.
Amenities & History
There is one public house
- The Swan, a village and parish church
, and an active village hall
There is also an ancient burial mound
referred to as "The Tump" across the main road A44 from the pub. The tump is thought to have been a barrow
but no burial remains have been found there. The context of this ancient monument
was devastated by the building of the M5 motorway a very short distance away, further damage being caused by the widening of the A44, which was rebuilt to bypass the village. It was then damaged again by the building on the north side of the Tump of the road going west to the new crossing of the River Severn
south of Worcester.
"Tump" is Worcestershire dialect
for a small hill and maybe derived from the Welsh language
. An unty tump is a molehill, unty being local dialect for a mole
The village has a primary school.
The parish of Whittington also includes the hamlet of Swinsherd part of which was also lost to the building of the M5 motorway.