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Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Upton Snodsbury, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village is 5½ miles NW of Pershore, and 6 E of Worcester. It has a post office under Worcester; money order office, Sidbury; telegraph office, Spetchley goods station. The parish includes Cowsden hamlet, and comprises 1691 acres; population, 341. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Coventry. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £60 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church is Early English with a lofty Perpendicular tower. It was badly restored in 1874, and contains a modern chancel screen with a few pieces of old oak tracery inserted. There are 19 acres of church land let in allotments for the benefit of the church.

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 parishUpton-Snodsbury St. Kenelme 
Poor Law unionPershore 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Upton Snodsbury 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 districtWR7
Post TownWorcester