Place:Worcestershire, England

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NameWorcestershire
Alt namesWORsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002).
Worcestersource: Family History Library Catalog
Worcestersource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 1351
Worcssource: Wikipedia
Worchestersource: misspelling
Worchestershiresource: misspelling
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Area
Yardley
Civil parish
Bewdley
Ribbesford
Sedgeberrow
District
Malvern Hills
Inhabited place
Ab Lench
Abberley Common
Abberley
Abberton
Abbots Morton
Alvechurch
Areley Kings
Aston Bank
Astwood Bank
Axborough
Barnards Green
Barnt Green
Bewdley
Bordesley
Bredon
Broadway
Bromsgrove
Catshill
Cofton Hackett
Droitwich Spa
Droitwich
Dudley
Eckington
Elmley-Castle
Evesham
Feckenham
Fernhill Heath
Great Malvern
Great Witley
Hartlebury
Headless Cross
Heightington
Hollywood
Holt Heath
Hopwood
Kempsey
Kidderminster ( 300 - )
Lindridge
Malvern Link
Malvern Wells
Malvern
Mamble
Ombersley
Overbury
Pendock
Pershore ( 500 - )
Pinvin
Pirton
Powick
Redditch
Ribbesford
Rock
Romsley
Rous Lench
Ryall
Sedgeberrow
Shelsley Walsh
Spetchley
Stoke Heath
Stourport-on-Severn
Strensham
Tardebigge
Tenbury Wells
Upper Arley
Upton-upon-Severn
Wadborough
Whittington
Wolverley
Worcester
Wythall
Locality
Bengeworth-St. Peter
Parish
Bengeworth-St. Peter
Bromsgrove Parish
Childswickham ( 1931 - present )
Cropthorne
Great Hampton
Norton and Lenchwick
Tidmington
Registration district
Evesham Registration District ( 1837 - )
Unknown
Abbots-Lench
Acock's-Green
Acton-Beauchamp
Alderminster
Aldington
Alfrick
Astley
Badsey
Balsall Heath
Barbourne
Barnard's Green
Bayton
Bedwardine-St. John
Bedwardine-St. Michael
Belbroughton
Bentley-Pauncefoot
Beoley
Berrow
Besford
Birlingham
Birtsmorton
Bishampton
Blackheath
Blakedown
Blockley
Bloomfield
Bockleton
Bradley
Bransford
Bredicot
Bretforton
Bricklehampton
Broadheath
Broadwas
Broadwaters
Broom
Broughton-Hackett
Bushley
Cakemore
Castle-Morton
Chaddesley-Corbett
Chadwick
Charlton
Chaseley
Church-Honeybourne-with-Poden
Church-Lench
Churchill (near Kidderminster)
Churchill (near Spetchley)
Claines
Cleeve-Prior
Clent
Clifton-upon-Teme
Conderton
Cookley
Cotheridge
Cowleigh
Crabs-Cross
Cradley
Croom Hill
Croome D'Abitot
Crowle
Crown East
Crutch
Cutsdean
Daylesford
Defford
Doddenham
Dodderhill
Dormston
Doverdale
Drakes Broughton
Dudley Castle Hill
Earls Croome
Eastham
Edvin-Loach
Eldersfield
Elmbridge
Elmley-Lovett
Fairfield
Far-Forest
Finstall
Fladbury
Flyford Grafton
Flyford-Flavel
Franche
Frankley
Grafton-Manor
Great Comberton
Great Kyre
Grimley
Guarlford
Hadsor
Hagley
Halesowen
Hall-Green
Hallow
Hampton
Hampton-Lovett
Hanbury
Hanley Swan
Hanley-Castle
Hanley-Child
Hanley-William
Harvington
Hasbury
Hawn
Hill Hampton
Hill and Moor
Hill
Hill-Croome
Himbleton
Hindlip
Holdfast
Hollybush
Holt
Honeybourne-with-Poden
Huddington
Hunnington
Illey
Inkberrow
Kenswick
Kings Areley
Kings-Norton
Kings-Pyon
Kington
Knighton-on-Teme
Knightwick
Langley
Lapal
Leigh
Lickey
Little Comberton
Little Hampton
Little Kyre
Little Malvern
Little Witley
Longdon
Lower Mitton
Lulsley
Lutley
Lye
Madresfield
Marston
Martin-Hussingtree
Martley
Mathon
Middle Littleton
Moseley
Naunton-Beauchamp
Netherton (near Dudley)
Netherton (near Elmley Castle)
Newbold
Newland
Norchard
North Littleton
North Malvern
North Piddle
Northfield
Norton-by-Bredon
Norton-by-Kempsey
Oddingley
Offenham
Old Swinford
Oldberrow
Oldbury
Orleton
Pedmore
Pensax
Pensham
Peopleton
Pershore Holy Cross
Pershore St. Andrew
Queenhill
Quinton
Redmarley-D'Abitot
Rednall
Ridgacre
Ripple
Rochford
Round's Green
Rouse Lench
Rushock
Salwarpe
Sapey-Pritchard
Selly-Oak
Severn-Stoke
Shelsley-Beauchamp
Shelsley-Kings
Shipston-on-Stour
Shrawley
South Littleton
South Middleton
St. Kenelm
Stamber Mill
Stanford-upon-Teme
Staunton
Stock and Bradley
Stockton-on-Teme
Stoke-Bliss
Stoke-Prior
Stone
Stoulton
Stourbridge
Suckley
Teddington
Tenbury
Throckmorton
Tibberton
Tollandine
Tredington
Trimpley
Tutnall and Cobley
Upper Mitton
Upper Swinford
Upton-Snodsbury
Upton-Warren
Warley-Salop
Warndon
Webheath
Welland
West Malvern
Westwood Park
Whistones
White Ladies Aston
Wichenford
Wick-near-Pershore
Wickhamford
Wilden
Wollaston
Wollescote
Woodside
Wribbenhall
Wychavon
Wychbold
Wyre-Piddle
Yardley-Wood
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Worcestershire ( or  ; abbreviated Worcs) is a non-metropolitan county in the West Midlands of England. In 1974, it merged with the neighbouring county of Herefordshire to form Hereford and Worcester. This was divided in 1998, re-establishing Worcestershire as a county. The Malvern Hills forms the east–west border between the two counties, with the exception of West Malvern in Worcestershire. The county borders Herefordshire to the west, Shropshire to the north west, a small part of Staffordshire to the North, the West Midlands to the north east, Warwickshire to the east and Gloucestershire to the south.

The cathedral city of Worcester is the largest settlement and administrative seat of the county, which includes the principal settlements of Bromsgrove, Stourport-on-Severn, Droitwich, Evesham, Kidderminster, Malvern, and the largest town, Redditch, and a number of smaller towns such as Bewdley, Pershore, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn. The north-east of the county includes part of the industrial West Midlands conurbation while the rest of the county is largely rural.

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Absorbed by the Kingdom of Mercia during the 7th century and then by the unified Kingdom of England from 927 to 1707, it was a separate ealdormanship briefly in the 10th century before forming part of the Earldom of Mercia in the 11th century. In the years leading up to the Norman conquest, the Church, including the cathedral, Evesham Abbey, Pershore Abbey, Malvern Priory and other religious houses, increasingly dominated county. The last known Anglo-Saxon sheriff of the county was Cyneweard of Laughern, and the first Norman sheriff was Urse d'Abetot who built the castle of Worcester and seized much church land. Worcestershire was the site of the Battle of Evesham in which Simon de Montfort was killed on 4 August 1265. In 1642, the site of the Battle of Powick Bridge the first major skirmish of the English Civil War, and the Battle of Worcester in 1651 that effectively ended it.

During the Middle Ages, much of the county's economy was based on the wool trade, and many areas of its dense forests, such as Malvern Chase, were royal hunting grounds. In the nineteenth century, Worcester was a centre for the manufacture of gloves; the town of Kidderminster became a centre for carpet manufacture, and Redditch specialised in the manufacture of needles, springs and hooks. Droitwich Spa, being situated on large deposits of salt, was a centre of salt production from Roman times, with one of the principal Roman roads running through the town. These old industries have since declined, to be replaced by other, more varied light industry. The county is also home to the world's oldest continually published newspaper, the Berrow's Journal, established in 1690. Malvern was one of the centres of the 19th century rise in English spa towns due to Malvern water being believed to be very pure, containing "nothing at all".

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