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Rock, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Rock, a parish in Worcestershire, 5 miles SE of Cleobury Mortimer, and 4½ SW of Bewdley. It has a post and money order office under Bewdley; telegraph office, Bewdley. It includes the chapelry of Heightington, the constablewicks of Alton, Lower Lindon, Upper Lindon, Hollin-with-Stildon, Rock-with-Sneade, and Moor-with-Conningswick, and the ecclesiastical district of Far Forest. The parish comprises 8772 acres; population of civil parish, 1603; of the ecclesiastical, 933. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £637 with residence. The church is mainly Norman, partly of the 15th century, and was restored in 1861, with the exception of the tower, which was restored in 1881. Near the church are the ancient stocks and whipping post. A chapel of ease of 13th-century date, dedicated to St Giles and restored in 1892, is at Heightington, and a Wesleyan chapel is at Callow Hill.

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 parishRock St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionCleobury-Mortimer 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rock 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


Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWyre Forest
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtDY14
Post TownKidderminster