Place:Pedmore, Worcestershire, England

TypeParish, Suburb
Coordinates52.4428°N 2.1319°W
Located inWorcestershire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Midlands, England     (1974 - )
See alsoHalfshire (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Bromsgrove Rural, Worcestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Stourbridge, Worcestershire, Englandmunicipal borough of which it was part 1933-1974
Dudley (metropolitan borough), West Midlands, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Pedmore is a residential suburb of Stourbridge in the West Midlands of England. It was originally a village in the Worcestershire countryside until extensive housebuilding during the interwar years saw it gradually merged into Stourbridge.

A Vision of Britain through Time states that it was amalgameted into Stourbridge in 1933.

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

"PEDMORE, a parish in Bromsgrove [registration] district, Worcester; under Clent hills, 1½ mile S S E of Stourbridge [railway] station. Post-town: Stourbridge. Acres: 1,474. Real property: £4,008. Population: 297. Houses: 64. The manor belongs to Old Swinford hospital. [Pedmore] Hall is the seat of J. Hunt, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value: £457. Patron: Old Swinford Hospital. The church is Norman, and partially ivy-clad:and has a tower."

From 1894 until 1974 it was a parish in the Bromsgrove Rural District.

Pedmore can be found on this map of 1917.

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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