Upper Arley in 1868
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"UPPER ARLEY, a parish in the southern division of the hundred of Seisdon, in the county of Stafford, 5 miles to the N.W. of Kidderminster. It is pleasantly situated on the eastern bank of the river Severn, on the borders of Shropshire and Worcestershire. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield value £255, in the patronage of the Earl of Mountnorris.
The church stands on high ground, from which there is a fine view. It is dedicated to St. Peter, and contains a monumental figure of a knight. Areley Hall is the seat of the Earl of Mountnorris. There are remains of a Roman camp in the wood near the Hall.
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]