Broadheath, Worcestershire

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Elgar's birthplace.JPG
Edward Elgar's birthplace in Broadheath
Broadheath is located in Worcestershire
Location within Worcestershire
Population1,728 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSO8156
Civil parish
  • Lower Broadheath
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtWR2
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
  • West Worcestershire
List of places
52°12′33″N 2°16′24″W / 52.209171°N 2.273226°W / 52.209171; -2.273226Coordinates: 52°12′33″N 2°16′24″W / 52.209171°N 2.273226°W / 52.209171; -2.273226

Broadheath with Lower Broadheath is a civil parish officially known as Lower Broadheath, in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire, England. According to the 2011 census it had a population of 1,728.[1] The parish also includes Upper Broadheath.

The village is about 3 miles north-west of Worcester.

There are many housing estates in the village, including the Jacomb estate (Jacomb Road, Jacomb Drive, Jacomb Close and Rectory Close).

The village has a village hall, church, post office and shop, a village green (containing a football pitch, running track and many children's play areas) and a large village common. There is also a primary school (Broadheath C.E. Primary School). The school contains around 150 children, from the age of four up to eleven. There are also two pubs in the village.

Broadheath is the birthplace of the English composer Edward Elgar.[2] The cottage in which he was born is now a museum.[3]


  1. ^ "KS101EW Usual resident population". ONS Data Explorer (Beta). Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Michael (2004), "'Elgar, Sir Edward William, baronet (1857–1934)'", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/32988, retrieved 2 June 2011
  3. ^ Cavendish, Richard (11 November 1994). "The Elgar Birthplace Museum". History Today. 44 (11). Retrieved 21 April 2016.

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