Cotheridge, a parish in Worcestershire, on the river Teme, 4 miles W of Worcester. It has a post office under Worcester; money order and telegraph office, Worcester. Acreage, 2144; population of the civil parish, 196; of the ecclesiastical, 201. Cotheridge Court, the seat of the Berkeley family, who are lords of the manor, stands amid extensive grounds, and is approached by a straight avenue of lofty trees half a mile long. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; value, £40. The church is chiefly Perpendicular, and has an arched partition between nave and chancel, one of the arches of which is Norman. The chancel is paved with ancient tiles, some of which bear heraldic devices and other inscriptions.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Cotheridge St. Leonard|
|Poor Law union||Martley|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Cotheridge from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Cotheridge (St. Leonard))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Cotheridge are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:
Villages, Hamlets, &cHewson
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.