Place:Wollescote, Worcestershire, England

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NameWollescote
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.445°N 2.111°W
Located inWorcestershire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Midlands, England     (1974 - )
See alsoOldswinford, Worcestershire, Englandparish of which it was a township until 1866
Halesowen Rural, Worcestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1897
Lye and Wollescote, Worcestershire, Englandurban district of which it was part 1897-1933
Stourbridge, Worcestershire, Englandmunicipal borough into which it was absorbed 1933-1974
Dudley (metropolitan borough), West Midlands, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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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.

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  • 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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