Home

British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Worcestershire » Blakedown, Worcestershire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Blakedown, Worcestershire

Local area map loading...

Blakedown, Worcestershire

Blakedown is a village in the Wyre Forest District in the north of the county of Worcestershire, England. Due to its road and rail links it serves mainly as a dormitory village for Kidderminster, and the cities of Birmingham and Worcester. Originally part of Hagley Parish, it was transferred in 1888 to the small adjacent parish of Churchill, which became Churchill and Blakedown. Much of Blakedown was originally an area of common land, enclosed in the 19th century.
DistrictWyre Forest
Post townKIDDERMINSTER
Administrative CountyWorcestershire
Traditional CountyWorcestershire
OS GridSO8778
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01562
Population1,556
 

Your comments about Blakedown, Worcestershire

What do you know about Blakedown, Worcestershire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus