How did the road get its name?
Badsey Lane is a road in Bengeworth, Evesham, and is so-named as it leads from there to Badsey. It is included here as, although it is listed under the parish of Bengeworth, a small section of it, east of Badsey Brook, is in Badsey. At the end of the road, at the junction with High Street, there is a road sign saying Badsey Lane. However, the houses on this stretch of road, from Badsey to the top of Knowle Hill, have a postal address of Knowle Hill. There is just one bungalow, Hoby Lodge, in the Badsey part of the road.
In addition, towards the top of Knowle Hill, there are properties which are mainly in Wickhamford but the parish boundary crosses their land and the frontages are in Evesham: The Ridge, Knowle Hill Plant Centre and Compost Corner.
When did housing development begin?
Hoby Lodge was built in the 1970s in the grounds of what was once part of Badsey Hall. The Ridge was built in the 1920s. Knowle Hill Plant Centre and the bungalow called Compost Corner were built in the latter part of the 20th century.