Place:Rock, Worcestershire, England

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NameRock
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."

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