Place:Rushwick, Worcestershire, England

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NameRushwick
Alt namesSt. John Bedwardine in County
Bedwardine-St. John
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.1816°N 2.2659°W
Located inWorcestershire, England
Also located inHereford and Worcester, England     (1974 - 1998)
Worcestershire, England     (1998 - )
See alsoOswaldslow (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Martley Rural, Worcestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Malvern Hills District, Hereford and Worcester, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1998
Malvern Hills District, Worcestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area from 1998 onward
Worcester, Worcestershire, Englandabsorbed part of the parish in 1931
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Rushwick is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills District in the county of Worcestershire, England. Situated to the west of the City of Worcester, Rushwick Parish comprises the four villages and hamlets of Broadmore Green, Crown East, Rushwick village and Upper Wick.

The Worcester to Hereford railway line passes through the village.

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Rushwick is one of those places that grew in importance with time. John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles of 1887 states "Rushwick, in co. and 3 miles from Worcester; P.O." and A Vision of Britain through Time states that it was made a civil parish in 1894 and was also known as St. John Bedwardine in County until 1962. It was part of Martley Rural District and in 1931 there was a transfer of 779 acres into Worcester. The part of the parish remaining in the rural district after 1931 was the area now called Rushwick ward in the Malvern District (as reported by Wikipedia). The population in 1891 was 888; in 1961 it was 918; and the highest population of 1,207 occurred in 1911.

There is a sketchmap of the parishes of Martley Rural District on the rural district page.

Research Tips

  • 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.
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
  2. excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. 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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