|Located in||Worcestershire, England|
|Also located in||Hereford and Worcester, England (1974 - 1998)|
|Worcestershire, England (1998 - )|
|See also||Oswaldslow (hundred), Worcestershire, England||hundred of which the parish was a part|
|Droitwich Rural, Worcestershire, England||rural district of which North Claines was part 1894-1974|
|Wychavon District, Hereford and Worcester, England||district municipality covering North Claines 1974-1998|
|Wychavon District, Worcestershire, England||district municipality covering North Claines from 1998 onward|
|Worcester, Worcestershire, England||county borough which included South Claines until 1974|
|Worcester District, Hereford and Worcester, England||district municipality covering South Claines 1974-1998|
|Worcester District, Worcestershire, England||district municipality covering South Claines since 1998|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
North Claines and South Claines have been redirected here. North Claines was part of Droitwich Rural District. South Claines was part of the City of Worcester.
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Claines is a small village just to the north of Worcester, England, on the east bank of the River Severn. Claines is situated in the heart of Worcestershire on the A449 between Worcester and Kidderminster. It has a church which dates from the 10th Century.
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From 1894 until 1974 North Claines was a parish in the Droitwich Rural District. Since 1974 it has been part of the Wychavon District, first in the county of Hereford and Worcester, and then, since 1998, in Worcestershire again.
South Claines was part of Worcester city or county borough until 1974. Since 1974 it has been part of the Worcester District, first in the county of Hereford and Worcester, and then, since 1998, in Worcestershire again.
There is a sketchmap of the parishes of Droitwich Rural District on the rural district page.
- Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Worcestershire illustrates the parish boundaries of Worcestershire when rural districts were still in existence and before the West Midlands came into being. The map publication year is 1931. The map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
- British History Online has a collection of local maps from the Ordnance Survey 1883-1893. Rural areas are included, but these may be especially useful for investigation the suburbs of large towns.
- GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Worcestershire as well as leading to a collection of 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
- The Midlands Historical Data project produces searchable facsimile copies of old local history books and directories of interest to genealogists. It specialises in the three counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, working closely with libraries, archives and family history societies in the area. Digital images are made freely available to participating organisations to improve public access. Free search index on its web-site to all its books. In many cases payment will be required to see the extract.
- organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
- excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
- reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
- More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.
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