Drayton, Worcestershire

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Drayton
Drayton Terrace, Drayton.jpg
Drayton is located in Worcestershire
Drayton
Drayton
Location within Worcestershire
OS grid referenceSO906760
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStourbridge
Postcode districtDY9
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°22′57″N 2°08′20″W / 52.3824°N 2.1388°W / 52.3824; -2.1388Coordinates: 52°22′57″N 2°08′20″W / 52.3824°N 2.1388°W / 52.3824; -2.1388

Drayton is a village in Worcestershire, England which remains part of the ecclesiastical parish of Chaddesley Corbett, which from its select vestry formed a civil parish and which also continues.[1]

Belne Brook, which originates in the Clent Hills and is a tributary of the River Stour, flows equally through Belbroughton immediately upstream and through Drayton. Charcoal and water-powered forges were a major feature in the area, the water used to turn sharpening wheels for scythe-making.[2] There was once a water-mill here: there is still a mill-pond,[2] a mill building (which now houses local businesses) and 19th century terraced housing, all of which is evidence of the former industry.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/18768/
  2. ^ a b Local Walks: Chaddesley Corbett, Worcester News, retrieved August 6, 2013