Upton-Warren (St. Michael)
UPTON-WARREN (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Droitwich, Upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, Droitwich and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 2½ miles (S. W. by S.) from Brornsgrove; containing 441 inhabitants. It is situated on the Birmingham and Worcester road, and comprises 2574a. 35p., of which 1600 acres are arable, 750 pasture, and 136 woodland; the surface is undulated, the soil partly a strong clay, and the scenery picturesque. The Stoke station on the Birmingham and Gloucester railway is one mile to the east. The river Salwarp or Warren propels a flour-mill here. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 2. 3½., and in the patronage of the Earl of Shrewsbury: the tithes have been commuted for £670, and the glebe consists of 80 acres, with an excellent residence. The church, a plain edifice with a tower surmounted by a spire, was partly rebuilt in 1793, and has a neat interior. Here is a national school, endowed with £18 per annum by Elizabeth Lacey and others, in 1745; also a Church Sunday school. An annuity of £10 was bequeathed by Alderman Saunders to the Grocers' Company, London, for apprenticing a boy of this parish.