Blockley  Worcestershire


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

BLOCKLEY, a village and a parish in the district of Shipston-on-Stour, and county of Worcester. The village stands in a south-eastern projection of the county, on the Fossé way, adjacent to the Oxford and Worcester railway, 3¼ miles NW of Moreton-in-the-Marsh; and has a station on the railway, a post office‡ under Moreton-in-the-Marsh, a church, a Baptist chapel, a Primitive Methodist chapel, and national and British schools. ...

It is an ancient place; and had once a monastery, founded before 855, and a palace of the Bishops of Worcester.—The parish includes also the hamlets of Aston-Magna, Dorne, Ditchford, Draycott, Northwick, and Paxford. Acres, 7,870. Real property, £16,092. Pop., 2,596. Houses, 580. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the see of Worcester. There are stone quarries, silk-mills, and corn mills. Traces of the Fosse way exist, and many Roman coins and other Roman relics have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £762.* Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is partly Norman, has a modern tower, and contains two brasses of the 15th century. The vicarage of Aston-Magna is a separate benefice.

Blockley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th June 2024

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