Rowney Green

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Rowney Green
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Rowney Green
Rowney Green is located in Worcestershire
Rowney Green
Rowney Green
 Rowney Green shown within Worcestershire
OS grid reference SP043717
Civil parish Alvechurch
District Bromsgrove
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district B48
Dialling code 0121
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Bromsgrove
List of places

Coordinates: 52°20′39″N 1°56′14″W / 52.344097°N 1.937284°W / 52.344097; -1.937284

Rowney Green is a village in the English county of Worcestershire. Today the village consists of over one hundred (mostly detached) homes, a village hall, a chappel, several horse riding stables and a couple of farms. The population of Rowney Green is approximately 300 people (in 2014). The area is surrounded by agricultural land, providing grazing for livestock (mostly sheep) and domestic horses.


The name 'Rowney' possibly derives from the term 'Round Hay' which is referred to in the Doomsday Book as are several farm buildings and dwelings in the village.

On November 9, 1943 a Wellington Bomber aircraft crashed near Rowney Green at 19.49 hours on its way back to RAF Pershore from a routine training exercise. All five crew members were killed. A memorial plaque was placed in the center of the village in October 2007 by the Alvechurch Ex-Services Association. A Maple Tree has also been planted in recognition that all five crew members were Canadian.

The Village Hall was originally built in the 1950s but during the 1990s/2000s it had fallen into disrepair. A local community group applied for and successfully obtained two rounds of funding from a National Lottery scheme. The money was used for repairs and refurbishment.

Newbourne Wood borders the village and is owned by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. It is a small plantation woodland that was once part of a 12th-century deer park,[1]

Notable Residents[edit]

  • Gladstone Small ex-England Cricketer was a resident of the village for several years during the 1990s/2000s.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Rowney Green Village Hall