Cradley, Herefordshire

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Cradley
Cradley is located in Herefordshire
Cradley
Cradley
 Cradley shown within Herefordshire
Population 1,613 
OS grid reference SO735471
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Worcester
Postcode district WR13
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
List of places
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England
Herefordshire

Coordinates: 52°07′19″N 2°23′16″W / 52.1220°N 2.3877°W / 52.1220; -2.3877

Cradley is a village and parish in Herefordshire, England. The nearest towns are Ledbury, 9 miles (14 km) to the south, and Bromyard, 9 miles (14 km) to the north west, in Herefordshire and Malvern, Worcestershire, 4 miles (6 km) to the south east on the other side of the Malvern Hills.

Cradley has a village shop/ post office, a butcher and a doctors' surgery.

Cradley parish, including Storridge, had a population in mid-2010 of 1,613.[1]

Places of interest[edit]

St James Church. The chancel was added by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1868.[2] Pevsner also mentions a mediaeval lychgate, a font dated 1722 and the remains of a previous carved font incorporated into a doorway in the tower. Carved stones in the fabric of the church have been identified as dating from the Saxon period.[3]

Cradley Village Hall is a 16th Century timbered building, which was renovated and restored after a serious fire destroyed a large part of the roof. It has 21st Century additions of meeting rooms,Heritage and village resource centre. The heritage archives and local group are available for those researching local history or genealogy. The resource centre has up to date computer and printing and copying services for village use.

Festival[edit]

2011 saw Cradley as the centre of the "Three Villages Festival", along with neighbours Storridge and Mathon. This is an annual festival of Village life celebrating rural Herefordshire. The 2011 theme was "Masquerade", a celebration of mask making and wearing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mid-2010 Civil Parish SYOA population estimates for England and Wales" (xls). Office for National Statistics. 
  2. ^ The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p106 ISBN 0-14-071025-6
  3. ^ "Cradley and Storridge Village Design Statement" (pdf). Herefordshire Council. 

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