Clent

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Coordinates: 52°24′55″N 2°06′50″W / 52.415178°N 2.113967°W / 52.415178; -2.113967

Clent
Clent Village Green looking towards Lower Clent.jpg
The village green next to the parish church
Clent is located in Worcestershire
Clent
Clent
 Clent shown within Worcestershire
Population 2,600 
    - London  105 miles (170 kilometres) 
Civil parish Clent
District Bromsgrove
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stourbridge
Postcode district DY9
Dialling code 01562
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Bromsgrove
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire

Clent is a village and civil parish in the Bromsgrove District of Worcestershire, England, southwest of Birmingham and close to the edge of the West Midlands conurbation. At the 2001 census it had a population of 2,600.[1]

Parish History[edit]

The parishes of Clent and Broome were once an exclave of Staffordshire, completely surrounded by Worcestershire, having been seized by the Sheriff of Staffordshire before the Norman Conquest. This anomaly was addressed in 1844 when it was belatedly returned to Worcestershire. Clent had however always remained part of the Worcester Diocese.

The four stones or "Ossian's Tomb" on the top of the Clent Hills were follies erected by George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton

Geography[edit]

Because of the hilly topography of the parish the village consists of several distinct hamlets. These are Upper Clent (around the parish church of St. Leonard and Clatterbach), Lower Clent, Holy Cross, Adams Hill and Walton Pool.[2] The Civil Parish of Clent also includes part of the village of West Hagley, the population of which is about half that of the whole parish. Though in the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Clent, that area is now part of the Anglican parish of Broome. Part of the parish is an area of agricultural lowland, but to the northwest the ground rises forming the Clent Hills (now owned by the National Trust), which is a popular destination for walkers.

Climate[edit]

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[3]

Climate data for Clent
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(44)
8
(46)
10
(50)
13
(55)
16
(61)
19
(66)
22
(72)
22
(72)
18
(64)
14
(57)
10
(50)
7
(45)
13.8
(56.8)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(36)
2
(36)
3
(37)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
12
(54)
12
(54)
9
(48)
7
(45)
4
(39)
2
(36)
6.2
(43.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.7)
38
(1.5)
30
(1)
30
(1.2)
28
(1.1)
36
(1.4)
33
(1.3)
28
(1.1)
38
(1.5)
48
(1.9)
41
(1.6)
41
(1.6)
434
(16.9)
Avg. precipitation days 22 19 20 20 18 17 18 18 18 21 21 21 233
Source: Weatherbase [4]

Education[edit]

Sunfield Children's Home is located in Clent, a charitable school for children with autism and complex learning needs.[5] There is also a small primary school located in Holy Cross, called Clent Parochial Primary School, with just over 100 pupils ranging from Reception (age 4) to Year 6 (age 11), after which the pupils feed into Haybridge High School, the local secondary school, in the neighbouring village of Hagley.[6]

Notable Residents[edit]

Notable residents of Clent include -:

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