Elmley Lovett is a village and parish 3 miles S.E. of Hartlebury, 5 N.W. of Droitwich, 6 S. of Kidderminster, 8 W. of Bromsgrove, and 11 N. of Worcester; is in the western division of the county, and hundred of Lower Halfshire; in the union, county court district, and petty sessional division of Droitwich; polling district of Chaddesley Corbett; annual rateable value, £5,487; area of the parish, 2,381 acres; population in 1861, 353; in 1871, 384, with 82 inhabited houses and 97 families or separate occupiers. William Orme Foster, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is clayey; chief crops, wheat, oats, and barley; the land is fertile, well wooded, and rather hilly. Elmley Lovett is in the diocese and archdeaconry of Worcester and rural deanery of Kidderminster; living, a rectory; value £552, with residence and 28 acres of glebe; patron, the Master of Christ’s College, Cambridge; rector, Rev. Henry Perceval, M.A., Brasenose College, Oxford, who was instituted in 1837. With the exception of the tower and spire, the church (St. Lawrence’s) was rebuilt about 1839. The parish registers commence with the year 1539. The district school at Cutnal green, in this parish, was built by the Right Hon. Lord Hampton and William Orme Foster, Esq., for the benefit of four parishes, viz., Elmley Lovett, Hampton Lovett, Elmbridge, and Rushock, and to be used in connection with the Norris foundation. The school was subsequently enlarged by subscription of the landowners of the parish, and the parish of Doverdale incorporated into the district. There is an estate producing £150 per annum, the first charge upon which is the repair and maintenance of the church, two-thirds of the residue for the support of the school, and one-third for the poor of the parish. Cutnal Green, partly in this parish and partly in Elmbridge, and Snead’s Green, about 1 mile S.W. of the church, are now enclosed. Postal Regulations. – Joseph Yeates, Sub-Postmaster. Letters arrive by messenger from Droitwich at 7.30 a.m.; despatched thereto at 5.50 p.m. Droitwich is the nearest money-order and telegraph office and post town.

Parish Church (St. Lawrence’s). – Rev. Henry Perceval, M.A., Rector; Rev. Frederick Augustus Veysey, B.A., LL.B, Curate; Messrs. Joseph Moule and Henry Greaves, Churchwardens; Robert Lowe, Parish Clerk.

National School (boys and girls), Cutnal green. – Mr. Geoffrey Marks, Master; Miss Hall, Assistant Mistress.


Braithwaite John Jenkins, Esq., Upton ho.

Moule Miss E., Snead’s Green house

Perceval Rev. Henry (rector), The Rectory

Veysey Rev. Frederick Augustus, B.A., LL.B. (curate), Stone house


Braithwaite J. Jenkins, farmer, Upton ho.; and at Firkins and Stone House farms

Clarke Geo., wheelwright, &c., Snead’s gn.

Edmunds Thomas, farmer, Bassage farm

Gardener Frederick, farmer, Hinchley fm.

Ginks Mrs. H., farmer, Snead’s green

Greaves Henry, farmer, New house

Henney Mrs. Martha, Chequers Inn

Hyde Miss E., shopkeeper, Cutnal green

Hyde Herbert, shoemaker, Cutnal green

Jones John, farmer, Little Acton

Lees John, gardener & farmer, Snead’s gn.

Lilley William, farmer

Lowe Robert, parish clerk

Marks Geoffrey, master of the national school, Cutnal green

Moss Alfred, farmer, Old Hyde farm

Moule Joseph, farmer, The Ryelands

Twigg John, carpenter & fmr., Cutnal gn.

Watkins Joseph, farmer, Valley farm

Webb James, gamekeeper, Bellington

Whitehouse Thos., farmer, Mnt. Pleasant

Winnall Joseph, farmer, Hyde farm

Winnall Thomas, farmer, Moat farm

Winnall William, farmer, Lake farm

Wright Benjamin, farmer, Jinglejoy’s fm.

Yeates Jph., sub-postmaster, Cutnal gn.

Source: Littlebury, Littlebury’s Directory and Gazetteer of Worcester & District, Third Edition. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. 1879.