Cradley is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England. The nearest towns are Ledbury, 9 miles (14 km) to the south, and Bromyard, 9 miles (14 km) to the north west, in Herefordshire and Malvern, Worcestershire, 4 miles (6 km) to the south east on the other side of the Malvern Hills. Cradley parish, including Storridge and Ridgeway Cross, had a population in 2011 of 1,667.
Cradley has a butcher/general store and a doctors' surgery.
Places of interest
St James Church. The chancel was added by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1868. Pevsner also mentions a mediaeval lychgate, a font dated 1722 and the remains of a previous carved font incorporated into a doorway in the tower. Carved stones in the fabric of the church have been identified as dating from the Saxon period.
Cradley Village Hall is a 16th Century timbered building, which was renovated and restored after a serious fire destroyed a large part of the roof. It has 21st Century additions of meeting rooms, Heritage and village resource centre. The heritage archives and local group are available for those researching local history or genealogy. The resource centre has up to date computer and printing and copying services for village use.
Since the closure of the village shop/Post Office, a Post Office counter is manned in the village hall, two days a week, Monday morning and Thursday afternoon. All the usual Post office services are available.
2011 saw Cradley as the centre of the "Three Villages Festival", along with neighbours Storridge and Mathon. This event celebrated Village life in rural Herefordshire and in 2011 the theme was "Masquerade", an exploration of mask making and wearing.
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