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St John the Baptist Church
Grid reference: SO855585
Location: 52°13’28"N, 2°12’49"W
Post town: Worcester
Postcode: WR3
Dialling code: 01905
Local Government

Claines is a small village and parish in Worcestershire, just to the north of Worcester, on the east bank of the River Severn. Claines is situated in the heart of the county on the A449 road between Worcester and Kidderminster. It has a church which dates from the 10th century.

The Worcester suburb of Cornmeadow Green, which is adjacent to Claines village, is also part of the ancient parish.

Claines is known for The Mug House, one of only two pubs in a churchyard in England.

Pineau De Re, the 2014 Grand National winner, was trained at Claines and is also stabled there. The Claines village name signs were replaced by Worcestershire Council in 2014 to recognise the win and connection to the village.

Notable people

  • Richard Moon (1814–1899) Chairman of the London and North Western Railway from June 1861 until he retired on 22 February 1891. He lived in Beverie, a small hamlet on the banks of the River Severn, in Claines parish from 1849 to 1863.[1] At the vestry meeting on 24 April 1851 he was elected as Vicar's Churchwarden.[2]
  • Cricketer Edward Rowlands (1826-1860) was born here.[3]


  1. Braine, Peter The Railway Moon pmb publishing, Taunton 2010 p32-36
  2. Braine, Peter The Railway Moon pmb publishing, Taunton 2010 p36
  3. "Edward Rowlands". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 

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