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Quinton, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Quinton, an ecclesiastical parish in Halesowen parish, Worcestershire, adjacent to Staffordshire, 2 miles E of Halesowen, 3 SE by S of Oldbury, and 5 WSW of Birmingham. It was constituted in 1842, and comprises the townships of Ridgacre, Warley Salop, and Warley Wigorn, and parts of Hill and Lapal townships. It has a post and money order office under Birmingham; telegraph office, Halesowen. Population, 3223. Under the Local Government Act of 1894 this ecclesiastical parish is governed civilly by its different townships. Bidgacre, now called Quinton, has a parish council of nine members; Warley has become a ward of the urban district of Oldbury, and Hill and Lapal have their respective parish councils. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £185 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Halesowen. The church was built in 1841, and is in the Early English style, with bell-turret. There are Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels, and a convalescent cottage hospital.

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 parishHalesowen 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Quinton from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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