Historic Supplement

Neolithic axehead found in Hagley

Neolithic Axe Head

Description from Archsearch

A Neolithic axehead, described as basalt, was found in 1892 on the ground in front of a field gate on the west side of the Worcester road about 88 yards south of the Station-road crossing. It presumably came from the adjacent field. It was given to Worcester County Museum by the finder, TC Cantrill.

OSGB Grid ref. – SO 9037 8043

Lat/Lon (OSGB36) – 002 08 29 W 52 25 17 N

Rectors of Hagley

Rectors of Hagley

Rectors of Hagley

  • Hugh Rector in 1285
  • 1317 Robert de Dunclent
  • 1329 William de Dunclent
  • 1349 William Humon de Duddele
  • 1349 William de Belne
  • 1355 Roger son of Walter de Tasley
  • 1380 Richard Durcot
  • 1382 John Polesworth
  • 1389 William Stephens
  • 1435 William Boydon
  • 1443 William Middleton
  • 1449 John Barnard
  • – Flemyng died c 1527
  • 1527 John Brazier
  • 1531 John Goldesworth
  • 1531 Thomas Laughern
  • 1553 Thomas Tyrer
  • 1560 Nicholas Greeves
  • 1571 Nicholas Paston
  • 1595 William Bowcher
  • 1615 Thomas Wennington MA
  • 1634 Bartholomew Kettle BA
  • 1660 William Mose
  • 1702 William Bowles MA
  • 1706 Robert Durant BA
  • 1732 Joseph Durnat
  • 1764 John Durant BCL
  • 1804 John Turner MA
  • 1847 William Henry Lyttelton MA
  • 1884 William Cobham Gibbs MA
  • 1904 Manley Power MA
  • 1911 James Phelips MA
  • 1916 Lewis Westmacott MA
  • 1923 Robert Burns MA
  • 1946 William Charles Hodgkins MA
  • 1950 Robert Jackson Hodgkins MA
  • 1964 Terence William Doherty BA
  • 1970 Bernard Hancock
  • 1977 John G Davies
  • 1983 Alan Watson Brooksbank BA MEd
  • 1996 Richard John C Newton BSc DipTh

Obelisk on Wychbury Hill

Hagley Monument

Obelisk on Wychbury Hill built 1758

Rebuilt Obelisk

Obelisk on Wychbury Hill rebuilt 2010

The Hagley Monument on Wychbury Hill was rebuilt by Christopher Charles Lyttelton in 2010.


Obelisk on Wychbury Hill (John M) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Churchill Forge

Churchill Forge water mill was one of the last working water powered forge mills in Britain, and was until the early 1970s producing metal tools such as spades, shovels and ladles. As such it is an important example of the industrial history and, to ensure that it is not lost to future generations is now being restored as a working museum. The forge is opened to the public at selected days through the summer when visitors can see water wheels turning.

For a list of open days visit Churchill Forge Website

Directory of Clubs and Societies affiliated to the Hagley Community Association as listed in the January 2000 Hagley Village News

Abbeyfield Society Hagley Young Farmers’ Club
Afternoon WI Hand of Friendship
Camping Club Haybridge High School
Clent First School Historical & Field Society
Clent Hill Singers Labour Party
Community Youth Club Lawn Tennis Association
Conservative Association Mother/Toddlers’ (Thursday) Group
Evening WI Mothers’ Union
Flower Arrangement Society Parochial Church Council
Free Church Playschool
Friends of St. John’s Church Probus Club
Gardeners’ Club Rambler Scouts
Hagley & District 41 Club Residents’ Association
Hagley 1st Guides Rotaract
Hagley Art Club Rotary Club
Hagley Chess Club Royal British Legion
Hagley Cricket Club Senior Citizens’ Group
Hagley First School & Kindergarten Theatre 282
Hagley Helpline WEA (Worker’s Educational Assoc.)
Hagley Middle School West Hagley Cricket Club
Hagley RC High School West Hagley Football Club
Hagley Theatre Group Wilson School Of Dance
Young Wives’ Fellowship

Directory of Clubs and Societies affiliated to the Hagley Community Association as listed in the November 2011 Hagley Village News

Afternoon WI Hagley Wives’ and Women’s Fellowship
Artrix Hand of Friendship
Broome Parish Church Haybridge High School
Clent Hills Singers Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Clent Primary School Heartstart
Conservative Association Historical & Field Society
Creation Station Parochial Church Council
Evening WI Patient Participation Group
Flower Arrangement Society Playgroup
Free Church Probus Club
Friends of St. John’s Church PSI Sports
Hagley Art Club Rotary Club
Hagley Catholic High School Royal British Legion
Hagley Chess Club Senior Citizens’ Group
Hagley Country Markets Stourbridge Speakers’ Club
Hagley Cricket Club Taekwondo Schools
Hagley Guides, Brownies, Rainbows University of Third Age
Hagley Helpline West Hagley Cricket Club
Hagley Lawn Tennis Assn. West Hagley Football Club
Hagley Primary School and Kindergarten Western Badminton Club
Hagley Rambler Scouts Westglen Canine Centre
Hagley Theatre Group Wyre Forest National Trust