Astwood Bank

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Astwood Bank
Evesham Road, Astwood Bank - geograph.org.uk - 7371.jpg
Evesham Road, Astwood Bank
Astwood Bank is located in Worcestershire
Astwood Bank
Astwood Bank
Location within Worcestershire
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townREDDITCH
Postcode districtB96
Dialling code01527
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°15′37″N 1°56′15″W / 52.260238°N 1.937501°W / 52.260238; -1.937501Coordinates: 52°15′37″N 1°56′15″W / 52.260238°N 1.937501°W / 52.260238; -1.937501

Astwood Bank is a village south of Redditch.[1][2] The village is noted for its successful cricket team, who have twice played at Lords in the National Village Knock Out Final. The A441 Evesham Road is the main trunk road through Astwood Bank from Redditch. Astwood Bank has an annual carnival. The carnival has been a big part of the village for over 30 years.

Politics[edit]

  • Politically, Astwood Bank comes under the Astwood Bank & Feckenham ward. The Councillors are;
  • Cllr Craig Warhurst (Conservative)-(Astwood Bank & Feckenham)
  • Cllr Brandon Clayton (Conservative)-(Astwood Bank)

Geography[edit]

Astwood Bank is near the Warwickshire - Worcestershire border, near villages such as Studley, Sambourne, Callow Hill, Feckenham & Cookhill.

Notable residents[edit]

Railway station[edit]

Formerly, there was a railway station called Studley & Astwood Bank, with service going as far north as Lichfield Trent Valley and as far south as Tewkesbury. The line was closed in 1964 so now Redditch railway station is the end of the line. The station building still exists as a domestic dwelling house and is located on the Slough, just into Green Lane, Studley, Warwickshire. It is about 2 miles from Astwood Bank and 1 mile from Studley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 150 Worcester & The Malverns (Evesham & Tewkesbury) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231777.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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