Astley Cross

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Coordinates: 52°19′29″N 2°17′33″W / 52.324822°N 2.292581°W / 52.324822; -2.292581

Astley Cross
The Astley Cross Inn.jpg
The Astley Cross Inn
Astley Cross is located in Worcestershire
Astley Cross
Astley Cross
 Astley Cross shown within Worcestershire
OS grid reference SO801696
    - London  109 miles (175 km) 
Civil parish Stourport
District Wyre Forest
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN
Postcode district DY13
Dialling code 01299
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
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Worcestershire

Astley Cross is a village in Worcestershire, England, located on the outskirts of Stourport-on-Severn. The village lies 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the centre of Stourport,[1] just east of Dunley and southeast of Areley Kings. The village of Astley Cross lies on Areley Common (B4196), a thoroughfare connecting Stourport to Holt Heath.

History[edit]

The locality of Astley Cross was mentioned at least as early as 1854, when John Noake described the area in the third volume of his work, The Rambler in Worcestershire.[2] Noake described the landmarks, houses, bridges, and roads in the area, including Redstone Lane (which still exists). Noake believed that the body of Arthur, Prince of Wales had been brought through the area on Areley Common upon the prince's death in 1502.[2]

In 1900, the Incorporated Church Building Society granted the village of Astley Cross moneys to build a mission church.[3] Today, Astley Cross is the site of the Astley Cross Inn.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Oliver (1972). The gazetteer of England: England's cities, towns, villages, and hamlets: a comprehensive list with basic details on each. Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN 0-87471-139-8.
  2. ^ a b Noake, John (1854). The Rambler in Worcestershire; Or, Stray Notes On Churches and Congregations, Volume 3.
  3. ^ The Guardian, p. 1049 1900-07-25.
  4. ^ Google Maps

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