Powick  Worcestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Powick like this:

POWICK, a village and a parish in Upton-on-Severn district, Worcestershire. The village stands on a rising-ground near the confluence of the rivers Teme and Severn, 3 miles W by S of Worcester r. station, and 5 from Malvern; commands fine views along the valleys of the rivers; and has a post-office under Worcester. ...

The parish contains also the hamlets of Cleveload and Woodsfield. Acres, 5, 194. Real property, £10, 763. Pop. in 1851, 1,834; in 1861, 2, 222. Houses, 383. The property isalmost equally divided between Earl Beauchamp (who is Baron Powyke) and the Earl of Coventry. The manor belongs to the Earl of Coventry. Beauchamps Court was anciently a seat of the Beauchamps, and has left someremains at a farm-house. The Worcestershire pauperlunatic asylum stands on an eminence 1½ mile S of thechurch; is a red brick structure, with accommodation for 600 patients; and, in 1867, had so many inmates. A Benedictine convent is at Stanbrook; was originallyfounded at Salford in Warwickshire, near the close oflast century; was removed to its present site about 1843; and includes a school for young ladies. An old bridgeon the Teme was the scene of a defeat of Col. Sands, in 1642, by Prince Rupert; and has been superseded by a recent and elegant cast-iron bridge. The living is a vicarage, formerly united with the chapelry of Cleveload, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £330.* Patron, the Earl of Coventry. The church is Norman and cruciform, withlofty W tower; has undergone great recent improvementsin the windows and in the interior fittings; acquired anaddition to its stained glass windows about the beginning of 1867; and contains some neat monuments and tablets. There are two national schools, and charities £51.

Powick through time

Powick is now part of Malvern Hills district. Click here for graphs and data of how Malvern Hills has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Powick itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Powick, in Malvern Hills and Worcestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 03rd July 2022

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