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Shrawley, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Shrawley, a parish, with a village, in Worcestershire, 5 miles S of Stourport. It has a post office under Stourport; money order and telegraph office, Great Witley. Acreage, 1941; population, 467. There is a parish council consisting of six members. Wood House is the chief residence. The manor belongs to the baronet family of Vernon. Shrawley Wood, nearly 500 acres in extent, is remarkable for having its underwood almost entirely formed of the small-leaved lime tree (Tilia microphylla), which is cut down periodically and sent to the Staffordshire Potteries to be used in the formation of crates. It also abounds in lily-of-the valley, and contains a rare grass and some rare fungi. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £222 with residence. The church stands on an eminence, and is chiefly Early English with some traces of Norman work. It contains monuments of the Cliffe, Piercy, Tolley, Bourne, and Vernon families. Under the E window is an ancient stone coffin-lid which was dug up in the churchyard.

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 parishShrawley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMartley 

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shrawley 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.

DistrictMalvern Hills
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR6
Post TownWorcester