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Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Chaddesley-Corbett, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands on the Doverdale brook, an affluent of the river Severn, 3½ miles NE of Hartlebury station on the G.W.R., and 4¼ SE of Kidderminster, under which it has a post, money order, and telegraph office. The parish comprises 6079 acres, and includes the hamlets of Harving-ton, Bluntington, Drayton, Cakebole, Hillpool, Woodrow, Muster Green, Yeildingtree, and Outwood; population, 1400. Winterfold, Plerimore House, Harvington Hall, Monks, Siou House, Brockencote Hall, and Drayton House are among the principal residences. There are steam flour and saw mills and a scythe manufactory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; value, £392 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is partly Norman and partly of the Decorated period. The chancel is a good specimen of Decorated work, and has sedilia. There is a fine Norman font. In the north chapel are recumbent figures of a Crusader and an ecclesiastic. There are also 15th century brasses to Thomas Forest, keeper of Dunclent Park, and to his family, and tablets to the Pakington family, and to Sir W. 0. Russell, chief justice of Bengal, and an ancient cross with sun-dial in the churchyard. There is a Roman Catholic chapel at Harvington, and a Primitive Methodist chapel at Bluntington. There are almshouses at Chaddesley-Corbett.

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


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

Ancient CountyWorcestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishChaddesley-Corbett St. Cassyon 
Poor Law unionKidderminster 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chaddesley Corbett from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Harvington (Chaddesley Corbett)

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWyre Forest
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtDY10
Post TownKidderminster