Upper Arley in 1872


John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales - 1870-2


ARLEY (Upper), a parish in the district of Kidderminster, and county of Stafford; in the southwestern projection of the county, on the river Severn, and on the Severn Valley railway, at Arley railway station, 4 miles NNW of Bewdley. It has a post-office under Bewdley. Acres, 3,912. Real Property, £9,031. Pop, 886. Houses, 158.

Arley Hall here is the seat of Viscount Valentia ; and there is an ancient camp in the woods of its park.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £255. Patron, Viscount Valentia. The church is conspicuously situated, and has a fine prospect. Charities, £35. 

[Description(s) from The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) - Transcribed by Mike Harbach ©2020]