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Clent, Worcestershire

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Clent, Worcestershire

Clent is a village and civil parish in the Bromsgrove District of Worcestershire, England, southwest of Birmingham and close to the edge of the West Midlands conurbation. At the 2001 census it had a population of 2,600. The parishes of Clent and Broome were once an exclave of Staffordshire, completely surrounded by Worcestershire, having been seized by the Sheriff of Staffordshire before the Norman Conquest. This anomaly was addressed in 1844 when it was belatedly returned to Worcestershire.
DistrictBromsgrove
Post townStourbridge
Administrative CountyWorcestershire
Traditional CountyWorcs, pre-1844 in det pt of Staffs
OS GridSO9279
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
Population2,600
 

Clent, Worcestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Clent, par., E. Worcestershire, on border of co., 3½ miles SE. of Stourbridge, 2365 ac., pop. 972; P.O.; contains the hamlets of Upper Clent and Lower Clent, and the seat of Clent House. The Clent Hills are a favourite resort of tourists.

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