Yardley  Worcestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Yardley like this:

YARDLEY, a parish in the district of Solihulland county of Worcester; 4 miles E of Birmingham. It contains Stechford r. station in the N, and Acocks-Green r. station in the S; is traversed by the Warwick and Birmingham canal; and has a post-office under Birmingham. Acres, 7,355. Real property, £25,252. ...

Pop. in 1851, 2,753; in 1861, 3,848. Houses, 775. The manor has belonged since 1768 to the family of Taylor. There are many good residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £625.* Patron, Mrs. M. Severne. The church is good and has a tower and spire. The p. curacy of Marston and the vicarages of Yardley-Wood and Acocks-Green are separate benefices; and the first and the second have been separately noticed; while the third was constituted so late as 1867. A handsome new Independent chapel, with tower and spire, is at Acocks-Green; another Independent chapel is at Rushall-Lane; the Independent theological college, noticed in our article on Moseley, is at Wake-Green; and there are an endowed grammar-school with £100 a year, another endowed school with £70, a national school, and charities about £800.

Yardley through time

Yardley is now part of Birmingham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Birmingham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Yardley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Yardley, in Birmingham and Worcestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th July 2024

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