Alfrick

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Alfrick
Alfrick Village Green.jpg
Alfrick is located in Worcestershire
Alfrick
Alfrick
Alfrick shown within Worcestershire
Population 511 
OS grid reference SO7453
• London 108 miles (174 km)
Civil parish
  • Alfrick
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Worcester
Postcode district WR6
Dialling code 01886
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°10′N 2°23′W / 52.17°N 2.38°W / 52.17; -2.38Coordinates: 52°10′N 2°23′W / 52.17°N 2.38°W / 52.17; -2.38

Alfrick is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire, England, about seven miles west of Worcester.

Amenities[edit]

The 2001 census counted 511 people. Once an agricultural farming village, Alfrick is now mainly a dormitory village for nearby Worcester and Malvern.

Alfrick is probably currently best known for the annual Alfrick and Lulsley Village Show which attracts visitors from across the West Midlands.

There is a village hall and a recreational field. The war memorial on the village green [1] lists the names of 95 men killed in war. The village shop and Post Office closed in July 2011 when the owners retired. In June 2012 The Alfrick and Lulsley Community Shop opened. It is a community-owned food shop, café and Post Office run by a part-time manager and several volunteers.

Nearby is the Knapp and Papermill nature reserve owned by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. In 2012 the Trust agreed to buy a small area of woodland adjoining the reserve.[2]

History[edit]

Alfrick was in the upper division of Doddingtree Hundred.[3]

Following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 Alfrick Parish ceased to be responsible for maintaining the poor in its parish. This responsibility was transferred to Martley Poor Law Union.[4]

The village had a pub, the Swan, in its centre until about 2000.

The village church is dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene [5] It has original sandstone window casings, Dutch stained glass and exposed internal roof beams. On the exterior of its tower is a sundial [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parish council web site (accessed June 2006)
  2. ^ Rob Allen March 2013 Buy or not to buy, pp58-59 Worcestershire Life Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
  3. ^ Vanessa Morgan 2011 Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, p20 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
  4. ^ Vanessa Morgan 2011 Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, p68 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
  5. ^ (The Corpus of ROMANESQUE SCULPTURE in Britain and Ireland).
  6. ^ Local enterprise offering free range eggs, butchery & livestock.

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