Alvechurch  Worcestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Alvechurch like this:

ALVECHURCH, a village and a parish in Bromsgrove district, Worcester. The village stands adjacent to the Worcester and Birmingham canal, and to the Redditch branch of the Bristol and Birmingham railway, near Ryknield-Street, 5 miles NE of Bromsgrove; and it has a station on the railway, and a post office† under Bromsgrove. ...

It was formerly a borough; and it had, from the time of Henry II. till the time of Charles I., a palace of the Bishops of Worcester. Fairs are held on 3 May and 11 Aug. The parish is cut, for local purposes, into the sections of Yields of Town-Green, Barn-Green, Ferrill with Hopwood, and Lea End. Acres, 6,747. Real pro perty, £12,518. Pop. 1,713. Houses, 352. The property is much subdivided. A chief residence is Bordesley Park, 1½ mile SE of the village. A tunnel of the canal, nearly 3 miles long, begins at Hopwood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £1,200.* Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church, excepting the tower, was recently rebuilt, at a cost of £3,200. There are a mission chapel, a Baptist chapel, an endowed school with £36 a year, and charities £33. Moore, the nonconformist, and Hicks, the author of "Thesanrus," were rectors.

Alvechurch through time

Alvechurch is now part of Bromsgrove district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bromsgrove has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Alvechurch itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alvechurch, in Bromsgrove and Worcestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th May 2024

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