The village of Alderton is hidden away from main roads nestling under Alderton Hill, (also known as Dumbleton Hill to those living on the other side!!) There is a mixture of housing with many old beamed cottages. We have a lovely Norman Church, our own Junior School, a thriving Post Office and Village Shop and a good local 'pub'.
Alderton Church from the house Jan 2010
During the 17th and 18th century the village was used by the glove-making industry as an 'out worker' 'village. Gloves were cut out in the Worcester factory and sent out to the villages. There they would be sewn together by hand with the aid of piece of equipment called a 'Glovers Donkey'. The princely sum of 5 shillings (25p) was paid for a dozen pairs, and a great deal of sewing was involved. Each glove took 3hrs. to make. The layout of the village is believed to have been based around glove-making being built in a circle so that the horses and carts would not have to turn round when making their deliveries and collections.