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Severn Stoke, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Severn Stoke, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands on the river Severn, 3 miles N of Upton-on-Severn. It commands fine views of the Malvern Hills, was once a market-town, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Worcester. The parish contains also the hamlet of Kinnersley, and comprises 3326 acres; population, 653. There is a parish council consisting of ten members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Coventry. Severn Bank and Spring Bank are the chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £578 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Coventry. The church is chiefly Early English, with some Norman traces and a tower of the Decorated period. It was restored in 1890.

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 parishSevern Stoke St. Denis 
Poor Law unionUpton 

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 Severn Stoke 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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Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictMalvern Hills
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR8
Post TownWorcester