Place:Hallow, Worcestershire, England

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NameHallow
Alt namesSouth Hallowsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
TypeParish
Coordinates52.221°N 2.253°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
Grimley, Worcestershire, Englandparish in which Hallow was a chaplery until 1876
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
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Hallow is a village and civil parish beside the River Severn, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of Worcester in Worcestershire. The village is on the A433 road that links Worcester with Holt Heath.

Until 1876 Hallow was a chapelry of Grimley. Hallow's original chapel of ease was demolished in 1830 and replaced by a modest Georgian chapel on a new site about 300 yards (270 m) south-east of the old one. In 1867 the second chapel was demolished and building began of the present Church of England parish church of Saint Philip and Saint James.

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For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hallow, Worcestershire. It was the birthplace of several notable people.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Hallow from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HALLOW, a village and a parish in Martley [registration] district, Worcestershire. The village stands near the river Severn, and near the Worcester and Malvern railway, 3 miles NNW of Worcester; and has a post office under Worcester. The parish includes also the hamlets of Broadheath and Shoulton. Acres: 3,556. Real property: £9,121. Population in 1851: 1,308; in 1861: 1,507. Houses: 320. The property is subdivided. Hallow Park, situated on a height commanding a fine view of the Severn, is the seat of Captain J. P. Lord. There are nurseries, marketgardens, and several neat villas. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed, with Christ's Chapel, to the vicarage of Grimley, in the diocese of Worcester. The old church was rebuilt in 1830, and is now a mortuary chapel. The new church was built in 1869, at a cost of about £4,000. Christ's chapel is in Broadheath. There are a Lady Huntingdon's chapel, an endowed school with £100 a year, and a free school in Broadheath."

North Hallow

Maps indicate that there were two settlements: North Hallow and South Hallow. A Vision of Britain through Time states that North Hallow became a separate parish in 1885. Descriptions here concern South Hallow.

Broadheath

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Broadheath with Lower Broadheath is a civil parish officially known as Lower Broadheath, in the Malvern Hills District of Worcestershire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,713. The parish also includes Upper Broadheath, which is about 3 miles north-west of Worcester.

Broadheath was the birthplace of the English composer Edward Elgar (1857-1934).

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A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Broadheath from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BROADHEATH, a hamlet in Hallow parish, Worcestershire; 1 mile NW of Worcester. Population: 482."

Until 1952 Broadheath remained a part of Hallow parish. In that year it was made a civil parish and took its place in Martley Rural District where it remained until 1974. Since 1974 it has been part of the Malvern Hills District, first in the county of Hereford and Worcester, and then, since 1998, in Worcestershire again.

There is a sketchmap of the parishes of Martley Rural District circa 1931 on the rural district page which shows only North Hallow as a parish.

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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This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Hallow, Worcestershire. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.