Blackwell is a small
village on the northern edge of the Cotswold escarpment and situated
a short distance off the Fosse Way.
It is steeped in history
that goes back at least till the 6th and 7th centuries when the
Saxons settled in the area and gave the Village the name of Blaecca
Wella or Spring of Black Water. Although small, as villages
go, Blackwell was an important Ecclesiastical Manor belonging to the
Bishop of Worcester. A Monastic Cell was established in the
Village, probably giving accommodation to monks on pilgrimage to
various religious sites.