The Burgage

The Burgage derives its name from the mediaeval term for enclosed fields extending the confines of a town, for which tenants (burgesses) paid a cash rent instead of, as previously, feudal service. Many of the buildings on either side of Teme Street also retain long garden plots dating back this period – a testament to the length of time, which Tenbury has been a settled and thriving community.

The Burgage today is one of Tenbury’s prettiest recreation areas with beautiful river views and many handsome trees.

There is a large open playing area used by many and home to the Applefest in October and the Round Table Bonfire in November.

Near the Teme St entrance you will also find a Children’s Play Area, Tennis Courts, the Bowling Green and the Civic Garden.

All of these areas are maintained by the Town Council Groundsman who can be contacted on 07985 285171

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Tennis Courts
Tennis Courts
The Burgage contains 3 all weather tennis courts.
The Tennis courts are available for use by members of the public for a nominal fee payable to the Groundsman on site or in the 'Honesty Box' located at the Groundsman's shed. Lessons are offered on Saturday mornings. Please contact Howard on 07821 997770 or email: howard86tennis@outlook.com

Tennis Court Fees

Adult £2.00 per Hour Under 16's £1.00 per Hour

Annual Pass

Adult: £80.00 Under 16's: £40.00 (Available from The Pump Rooms)
Bowling Green
Bowling Green
The Bowling Green is available for use by members of the public for a nominal fee payable to the Groundsman on site. Out of hours fees should be posted in the post box at the Pump Rooms.
Two clubs make regular use of the Bowling Green during the playing season and are always happy to welcome new members.

Tenbury Bowls Club welcomes visiting players and has equipment available for those who wish to try out the game. The Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursday at 2pm and can be contacted on 01584 811112

The Burgage Bowling League meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday eveings in the Summer months for social friendly matches and can be contacted on 01568 750637

Bowling Green Fees


2020/21 - Adult £2.50 per hour. Under 12's £1 per hour.

Flat soled shoes must be worn at all times on the green and playing lanes should be respected if marked.
Children's Play Areas
Playground
The play areas are free of charge and open all year round.
The older childrens play area on the Burgage was completed in 2010 and funded by a grant for equipment suitable for children over 8 years old. Easter 2015 saw the opening of an extended play area with new equipment scaled for younger children and aimed at encouraging imaginative play. The under 8's play area was funded from Town Council reserves and the proceeds from the sale of the Old Mortuary building by St Mary's church.