Rock, Worcestershire

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The Rock Cross Inn - - 937551.jpg
The Rock Cross Inn, Rock
Rock is located in Worcestershire
Rock shown within Worcestershire
Population 2,366 
OS grid reference SO735712
Civil parish
  • Rock
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DY14
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
52°20′19″N 2°23′22″W / 52.338748°N 2.389441°W / 52.338748; -2.389441Coordinates: 52°20′19″N 2°23′22″W / 52.338748°N 2.389441°W / 52.338748; -2.389441

Rock is a village and civil parish in the Wyre Forest District of Worcestershire, England, which lies south-west of Bewdley. It had a population of 2,366 in 2001.[1]

Rock was in the lower division of Doddingtree Hundred.[2] It is a geographically large civil parish, including various settlements including Far Forest.

A grammar school was established in King Edward VI's reign. The Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre provides secondary education for pupils from the area.

The church contains a number of Herefordshire School Romanesque carvings.[3] The local church has a major congregation, and the village hall always has local events taking place from weddings to the Rock Show.

In the parish is Fingerpost, the junction of the A456 and A4117 roads. The parish council erected a large commemorative stone near the junction for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.[4]


  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p20 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
  3. ^ Thurlby, Malcolm (1999) The Herefordshire School of Romanesque Sculpture Logaston Press
  4. ^ Geograph (erroneously described)