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Yardley, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Yardley, a parish in Worcestershire, 4 miles E of Birmingham. It has two stations called Stechford (on the L. & N.W.R.) and Acocks Green (on the G.W.R.), is traversed by the Warwick and Birmingham Canal, and has a post and money order office under Birmingham; telegraph office, South Yardley. Acreage, 7590; population of the civil parish, 17,141; of the ecclesiastical, 11,246. The parish includes Acocks Green, Hall Green, Hay Mills, Lea, Sparkhill, and Stechford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £600 with residence. The church is dedicated to St Edburgh, and has a tower and lofty spire. There are churches at Hall Green and Stechford, The ecclesiastical parish of St Cyprian, Hay Hill, was constituted in 1877. Population, 2002. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £150. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The ecclesiastical parish of Christ Church, Yardley Wood, was constituted in 1849. Population, 832. The living is a vicarage; gross value, £183 with residence. There are Wesleyan and Congregational chapels.

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 parishYardley St. Edburgh 
Poor Law unionSolihull 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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