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Spetchley, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Spetchley, a parish in Worcestershire, 3 miles E by S of Worcester. It has a goods station on the Birmingham and Bristol section of the M.R., and a post office under Worcester; money order office, Worcester; telegraph office at the railway station. Acreage, 780; population of the civil parish, 134; of the ecclesiastical, with Warndon, 310. Spetchley Park is the seat of a branch of the Berkeley family. The mansion was built in 1810, and has a Roman Catholic chapel attached. The park is extensive, and contains an avenue of noble elms nearly a mile in length, a fine sheet of water, and herds of red and fallow deer. The living is a rectory, annexed to that of Warndon, in the diocese of Worcester; joint gross value, £300. The church is in the Decorated style of architecture, and includes a mortuary chapel with monuments of the Berkeley family.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWorcestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishSpetchley All Saints 
HundredOswaldslow 
Poor Law unionPershore 

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 Spetchley from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWychavon
CountyWorcestershire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtWR5
Post TownWorcester