Rock, Worcestershire

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The Rock Cross Inn, Rock
Grid reference: SO735712
Location: 52°20’19"N, 2°23’22"W
Population: 2,366
Post town: Kidderminster
Postcode: DY14
Local Government
Council: Wyre Forest

Rock is a village and parish in the Doddingtree hundred of Worcestershire, which lies south-west of Bewdley. It had a population of 2,366 in 2001.[1] 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.[2] The local church has a major congregation, and the village hall always has local events taking place from weddings to the Rock Show.

There is a moated site, and earthworks showing remains of a mediæval village, near the church.

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.[3]


("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Rock, Worcestershire)
  1. Census 2001
  2. Thurlby, Malcolm (1999) The Herefordshire School of Romanesque Sculpture Logaston Press
  3. Geograph (erroneously described)
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