"IPSLEY, a parish in the Alcester division of the hundred of Barlichway, county Warwick, 6 miles W. of Henley-in-Arden, and 6 N. of Alcester. Redditch is its post town. It is situated on the river Arrow, and contains the hamlet of Headless Cross. The village is chiefly agricultural. There is a large needle and fish-hook manufactory at Ipsley Mill, which employs a portion of the inhabitants. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £685. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Worcester, value £588."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]