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Alfrick, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Alfrick, a township-chapelry in Suckley parish, Worcestershire, near the river Teme, 7¼ miles W of Worcester. Acreage, 1648; population, 375. The living is a chapelry annexed to the rectory of Suckley. The church is a small plain stone edifice, and was restored in 1885. Alfrick is pleasantly situated amid woods and hills. Old Storridge Hill, in the vicinity, is 732 feet high.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWorcestershire 
Civil parishSuckley 
HundredDoddingtree 
Poor Law unionMartley 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1655, but some entries relating to this place are in the registers of Buckley.


Churches

Church of England

St. Mary and Holy Cross (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a small and plain building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept, south porch, vestry and a wooden tower at the west end with a small spire, and containing 4 bells: on the south side of the tower is a sundial, inscribed "On this moment hangs eternity:" the chancel retains a piscina; in 1885 the church was restored, re-seated, the roof opened out, the ancient rood screen renovated and a north transept built, at a cost of £1,500: there are 150 sittings.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Alfrick from the following:


Land and Property

The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.


Maps

Online maps of Alfrick are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictMalvern Hills
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtWR6
Post TownWorcester