Place:Hunnington, Worcestershire, England

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NameHunnington
TypeParish
Coordinates52.4292°N 2.0516°W
Located inWorcestershire, England
Also located inHereford and Worcester, England     (1974 - 1998)
Worcestershire, England     (1998 - )
Shropshire, England     ( - 1844)
See alsoHalfshire (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Bromsgrove Rural, Worcestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Bromsgrove District, Hereford and Worcester, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1998
Bromsgrove District, Worcestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area from 1998 onward
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Hunnington is a village and civil parish in the Bromsgrove District of Worcestershire, close to the border with the West Midlands, and just south of Halesowen. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 552.

History

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It was originally a township in the parish of Halesowen, a detached part of Shropshire, and was transferred to the jurisdiction of Worcestershire in 1844. It became a parish in its own right in the 19th century, and became part of the Bromsgrove Rural District in 1894 under the Local Government Act 1894, and then of Bromsgrove District under the Local Government Act 1972 from 1974. Hunnington was formerly on the Halesowen branch railway line that had services withdrawn in 1960 and was dismantled in 1964 - see photo of nearby Dowery Dell viaduct in reference below.

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From 1894 until 1974 it was a parish in the Bromsgrove Rural District. Since 1974 it has been part of the Bromsgrove District, first in the county of Hereford and Worcester, and then, since 1998, in Worcestershire again.

The map of Worcestershire circa 1944 labels the civil parishes in Bromsgrove Rural District.

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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