"FECKENHAM, a parish and small town in the upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, county Worcester, 5 miles N.W. of Alcester, and 7 S.E. of Bromsgrove, its post town. The Stoke Works station on the Birmingham and Gloucester railway is 5 miles N.W. of the town. The parish includes the hamlets of Callow Hill and Hunt End, with several small places consisting of a few houses much scattered. The inhabitants of this place and surrounding neighbourhood are for the most part employed in the manufacture of needles, pins, and fish-hooks."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]