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North Claines, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Claines, North, a parish in Worcestershire, 2 miles N of Worcester. It was separated in 1885 from the old parish of Claines, the remaining portion of which was formed into a separate parish, South Claines, which is within the city of Worcester. It includes the hamlets of Fernhill Heath, Bevere, Astwood, Northwich, and Tapenhall. At Fernhill Heath is a station on the G.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Worcester. Area of the parish, 3403 acres; population, 1828. Perdiswell Hall is a chief residence. Bevere is a handsome seat near the river Severn. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £243 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church belongs to the Perpendicular period, and was restored in 1887; it contains many ancient monuments. The Worcester cemetery is in this parish.

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 parishClaines St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionDroitwich 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for North Claines 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

Fernhill Heath

Visitations Heraldic

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