Far Forest Worcestershire & Shropshire Family History Guide

Photo of Holy Trinity parish church, Far Forest
Photo of Holy Trinity parish church, Far Forest, Worcestershire, seen from the south by O O’Brien, some rights reserved.

Far Forest is an Ecclesiastical Parish partly in Shropshire and partly in Worcestershire; Created in 1845 from Ribbesford Ancient Parish, Rock Ancient Parish (both in Worcestershire) and Stottesdon Ancient Parish (Shropshire).

Church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin: 1848

Parishes adjacent to Far Forest Worcestershire

  • Kinlet
  • Rock with Heightington
  • Mamble with Bayton
  • Ribbesford
  • Far Forest Shropshire
  • Cleobury Mortimer
  • Bewdley

Parishes contiguous to Far Forest Shropshire

  • Kinlet
  • Upper Arley
  • Far Forest Worcestershire
  • Dowles
  • Bewdley

Historical Description of Far Forest

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Far-Forest, a chapelry in Ribbesford and Rock parishes, Worcester, and Stottesden parish, Salop; near the Bewdley and Tenbury railway, 4 miles W of Bewdley. Post-town, Bayton, under Bewdley. Pop., 655. Houses, 152. The property is subdivided. The chapelry was constituted in 1845. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £101. Patrons, the Rectors of Ribbesford and Rock. The church is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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Migration

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Military

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United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

 

Administration

  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Cleobury Mortimer; Kidderminster
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Burford
  • Poor Law Union: Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster
  • Hundred: Doddingtree
  • Province: Canterbury
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