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Astwood Bank, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Astwood-Bank, a village in Feckenham parish, Worcestershire, 3 miles S of Redditch, and 1 mile W of Studley and Astwood-Bank station on the M.R. It has a post-office and needle factories. The church, erected in 1884 as a chapel of ease to Feckenham, is a fine edifice in the Early English style. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels;

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

Church Records

The register of Feckenham dates from the year 1538.


Church of England

SS. Matthias and George

The church of SS. Matthias and George, erected in 1884, at a cost of £1,700, as a chapel of ease to Feckenham, is an edifice in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave and north transept.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Astwood Bank are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtB96
Post TownRedditch