Place:Rock, Worcestershire, England

TypeVillage, Parish
Coordinates52.3387°N 2.3894°W
Located inWorcestershire, England
Also located inHereford and Worcester, England     (1974 - 1998)
Worcestershire, England     (1998 - )
See alsoDoddingtree (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Rock Rural, Worcestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1933
Kidderminster Rural, Worcestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1933-1974
Wyre Forest District, Hereford and Worcester, Englanddistrict municipality into which it was transferred in 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Rock is a village and civil parish now located in the Wyre Forest District of Worcestershire, England, which lies south-west of Bewdley. It had a population of 2,366 in 2001.

Rock was in the lower division of Doddingtree Hundred. It is a geographically large civil parish, including various settlements including Far Forest.

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

"ROCK, a parish in the [registration] district of Cleobury-Mortimer and county of Worcester; 3½ miles S E of Cleobury-Mortimer [railway] station, and 4½ S W of Bewdley. It includes the village of Heightington, the constable wicks of Alton, Lower Lindon, Upper Lindon, Hollin-with-Stilton, Rock-with-Sneade, and Moor-with-Conningswick, and part of the chapelry of Far-Forest; and has a post-office under Bewdley. Acres: 7,754. Real property: £9,140; of which £166 are in mines. Population: 1,379. Houses: 318. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value: £1,110.* Patron: Mrs. Reiss. The church is mainly Norman, partly of the 15th century; and was recently restored. A chapel of ease is at Heighington; Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels are at Buckeridge; and a Wesleyan chapel is at Callow-Hill. There are two endowed schools with £10 a year, and alms-houses with £20."

Research Tips

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Rock, 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.