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Salwarpe, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Salwarpe, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, on the Salwarpe river and the Droitwich Canal, 2 miles SW by W of Droitwich. Post office, Droitwich. Acreage, 1914; population of the civil parish, 409; of the ecclesiastical, 416. Salwarpe Court is an old half-timbered house, formerly the residence of the Talbot family, and now a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £330 with residence. The church was partly restored and partly rebuilt in 1848 and 1885, and has some Norman arches, Decorated aisles, and a Perpendicular tower. It contains a piscina, sedilia, a recumbent effigy of a priest of 1400, and tombs of the Talbot family.

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 parishSalwarpe St. Michael 
Poor Law unionDroitwich 

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 Salwarpe 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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR9
Post TownDroitwich