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Coreley Church - - 466514.jpg
St Peter's church, Coreley
Coreley is located in Shropshire
Location within Shropshire
Population388 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSO616737
Civil parish
  • Coreley
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLUDLOW
Postcode districtSY8
Dialling code01584
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°21′36″N 2°33′47″W / 52.360°N 2.563°W / 52.360; -2.563Coordinates: 52°21′36″N 2°33′47″W / 52.360°N 2.563°W / 52.360; -2.563

Coreley is a small, dispersed village and civil parish in south Shropshire, England, near to Clee Hill Village.[2] It is situated approximately 30 miles (48 km) south west of Birmingham and just 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north east of Tenbury Wells.[3] The name Corely comes from the Old English corn meaning a crane/heron and lēah meaning a forest/wood. This translates to crane wood/farmland. [4][5]

CORELEY, a parish in Cleobury-Mortimer district, Salop; under the Clee Hills, 3½ miles NNE of Tenbury r. station, and 5 WSW of Cleobury-Mortimer. Post town, Tenbury. Acres, 2, 175. Rated property, £1, 490. Pop., 515. Houses, 106. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £280.* Patron, Rev. J. Burnett Stuart. The church is of brick, and ancient, with tower and spire; and was reported in 1859 as bad.[6][7]


Coreley is a very rural parish and historically industry in Coreley has been dominated by agriculture. In 1831 the occupation of men living in Coreley was largely dominated by farmers and agricultural labourers.[8][9] In 1881 industry in Coreley was also engaged in mining which attracted the majority of working males whilst others continued with agricultural practices.[10][11] This contrasts with the more recent 2001 census which states that only 8% of both men and women were working in the agricultural field and mining was no longer represented due to the mining industry being closed down in 1984.[12] The most popular career paths for the population of Coreley, according to 2001 census are: Construction; Health and Social Work and Real Estate.

Listed buildings include Brook Row Cottage, Colliers Arms Public House and Hints Farm, all Grade II.


Bus Service[edit]

The village is near the A4117, along which travels the 292 Kidderminster to Ludlow bus.[13]

Rail Links[edit]

The closest station to Coreley is in Ludlow which offers a regular train service to Manchester, Cardiff[14] or to Birmingham via Hereford[15]

Local Businesses[edit]

  • Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club - The nearby town of Kidderminster offers a premier 27 hole golf facility founded in 1993.[16]
  • OTS Electricians[17] - The also nearby town of Ludlow has a locally well-endorsed electricians named OTS which operate across Shropshire

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Coreley Facts". 2 May 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2012.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Coreley, Shropshire, UK to Tenbury Wells". Google Maps. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  4. ^ Watts (2004). Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-names. Cambridge University Press. p. 157. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  5. ^ University of Nottingham. "Key to English Place-names". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  6. ^ "History of Coreley". 1872. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  7. ^ The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. 1872. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Coreley CP/AP through time". Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  9. ^ 1831 Census of Great Britain, Abstract of Answers. UK. 1883. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  10. ^ "Coreley CP/AP through time". Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  11. ^ 1881 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 10, 'Occupations of Males and Females in the Division and its Registration Counties'. UK. 1883. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Parish of Coreley 2001 Census Profile". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  13. ^ "Cornbrook, Coreley Bus Stop Information". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  14. ^ National Rail. "Departure Board at Ludlow". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  15. ^ "Ludlow to Birmingham train route". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  16. ^ "Cleobury Golf Club". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  17. ^ "OTS". Retrieved 2 May 2012.

External links[edit]

Media related to Coreley at Wikimedia Commons