Lickey

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Coordinates: 52°22′23″N 2°00′10″W / 52.37304°N 2.00289°W / 52.37304; -2.00289

Lickey
Lickey Old School House.jpg
The old school house, now in use as offices.
Lickey is located in Worcestershire
Lickey
Lickey
 Lickey shown within Worcestershire
OS grid reference SO999752
Civil parish Lickey and Blackwell
District Bromsgrove
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BROMSGROVE
Postcode district B45
Dialling code 0121
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Bromsgrove
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire

Lickey is a village in the north of Worcestershire, England approximately 10 miles (16 km) south west from the centre of Birmingham. It lies in Bromsgrove District and is situated on the Lickey Ridge, amongst the Lickey Hills, its proximity to countryside and the city makes it a popular commuter area. The civil parish of Lickey and Blackwell has a population of 4,140.[1]

The name of the village of Lickey is thought to have derived from 'leac' (a clearing) and 'hey' (an enclosed space), perhaps referring to a clearing in the forest. The area forms part of the Lickey Hills Country Park.

People[edit]

The author Jonathan Coe was born in Lickey in 1961.

Lickey was populated rapidly from the 1870s onwards by professionals and industrialists such as Herbert Austin, who moved to Lickey Grange in 1910 and lived there until his death in 1941. He is buried in the graveyard of the local church of Holy Trinity. Today the area has a mainly professional and entrepreneurial population.

Landmarks[edit]

Opposite the Church is a drinking trough for horses and drinking fountain for travellers.

The Monument, a 60–80 ft tall obelisk, is situated behind the trees bordering the old Birmingham road directly opposite the petrol station in Lickey. The inscription reads "To commend to imitation the exemplary private virtues of Other Archer 6th Earl of Plymouth". The Earl had land at Tardebigge, near Lickey.

Houses[edit]

Lickey has some late Victorian houses but there was steady development of housing in the 20th century. Since the 1990s, there has been 'infill' housing.

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