|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Worcestershire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||West Midlands, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Oldswinford, Worcestershire, England||parish of which it was a township until 1866|
|Halfshire Hundred, Worcestershire, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Halesowen Rural, Worcestershire, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1897|
|Lye and Wollescote, Worcestershire, England||urban district of which it was part 1897-1933|
|Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England||municipal borough into which it was absorbed 1933-1974|
|Dudley (metropolitan borough), West Midlands, England||metropolitan borough covering the area since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Wollescote is a residential area of Stourbridge, West Midlands, England. It is administered by the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley.
It is situated two miles east of the town centre, near the border with Halesowen.
The area was predominantly rural until the 1920s, when it was developed as a dense residential area. It now includes a varied mix of private and council housing, most of which was built after the Second World War.
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Originally Wollescote was a township in the ancient parish of Oldswinford. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1897 until 1933 Wollescote joined with the neighbouring settlement of Lye in the Urban District of Lye and Wollescote. When this urban district was abolished, the area became part of the municipal borough of Stourbridge. Stourbridge has been, since 1974, part of Dudley Metropolitan Borough.
The map of Worcestershire circa 1944 labels the civil parishes in Stourbridge area of Worcestershire.
- 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 large collection of local maps from the Ordnance Survey 1883-1893. These blow up to a size that permits viewing of individual hamlets, farms, collieries, but there is no overlapping of one map to the next, and no overall map to tie the individual ones together.
- British History Online also has three volumes of the Victoria County History of Worcestershire online. Volume 3 (published in 1913) deals with the Halfshire Hundred; Volume 4 (published in 1924) deals with the City of Worcester, as well as parishes in the hundreds of Pershore and Doddingtree. Volume 2 covers religious houses in the county. The remainder of the county is not represented in the British History Online series.
- 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 FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date. An index of parishes leads to notes and references for each parish. The auxiliary website English Jurisdictions can also be helpful.
- Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD (Telephone: 01905 822866, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) The Archives Collections Catalog Summary outlines the contents of the Archives Collection and also notes on what has been transferred to the national online service Access to Archives
- The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry has a branch in Bromsgrove which deals in Worcestershire family history. There are also branches at Stourbridge and Worcester.
- 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.
- A Vision of Britain through Time has
- organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
- excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
- reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
- Brett Langston's list of Worcestershire Registration Districts and parishes within each registration district from 1837 to the present can indicate where to find details of civil registration entries since the process began in England.
- More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.
Categories: Worcestershire, England | Wollescote, Worcestershire, England | Oldswinford, Worcestershire, England | Halfshire Hundred, Worcestershire, England | Halesowen Rural, Worcestershire, England | Lye and Wollescote, Worcestershire, England | Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England | Dudley (metropolitan borough), West Midlands, England