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Cradley, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Cradley, a village, a township, and a parish in Herefordshire, under the Malvern Hills, at the boundary with Worcestershire, 4 miles N of Colwall station on the G.W.R., and 8 SE of Bromyard. There is a post office under Malvern; money order office, Stifford's Bridge; telegraph office, West Malvern. The parish includes the ecclesiastical parish of Storridge, and parts of those of West Malvern and Cowleigh. Acreage, 6075; population of the civil parish, 1746; of the ecclesiastical, 886. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £482 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The parish church was restored in 1870.

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 CountyHerefordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishCradley St. James 
Poor Law unionBromyard 

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 Cradley from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR13
Post TownMalvern