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Grimley, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Grimley, a parish in Worcestershire, on the river Severn, 4 miles NNW of Worcester. It has a post office under Worcester; money order office, Hallow; telegraph office, Ombers-ley. Acreage, 2471; population, 575. Thorngrove, Elm Hill, and Sinton Court are chief residences, and the former, for several years prior to 1814, was occupied by Lucien Bonaparte. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value,, £270 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church has a Norman doorway, is partly Early English, partly Perpendicular, contains some very ancient stained glass, and was restored in 1886. Bishop Hooper was a native.

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 parishGrimley St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionMartley 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictMalvern Hills
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR2
Post TownWorcester