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Cookley, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Cookley, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Wolverley parish, Worcestershire. The village stands on the river Stour, 3 miles NNE of Kidderminster, and it has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Kidderminster. Extensive ironworks, formerly here, were removed in 1886. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1849. Population, 1114. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £200 with residence. The church is good. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist 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 
Civil parishWolverley 
Poor Law unionKidderminster 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cookley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Cookley 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.

DistrictWyre Forest
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtDY10
Post TownKidderminster