Romsley, Worcestershire

Romsley is a village and civil parish in the Bromsgrove District of Worcestershire, England, on the east side of the Clent Hills about 4 miles south of Halesowen. In 2001 it had a population of 1,601.[1]

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St Kenelm's Church, Romsley
Romsley is located in Worcestershire
Location within Worcestershire
Population1,601 (2001)
Civil parish
  • Romsley
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtB62
Dialling codeSO965795
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
List of places
52°24′49″N 2°03′10″W / 52.41349°N 2.05288°W / 52.41349; -2.05288Coordinates: 52°24′49″N 2°03′10″W / 52.41349°N 2.05288°W / 52.41349; -2.05288

The parish church, dedicated to Saint Kenelm is a Grade I listed building.[2] The nave of the church continues directly into the chancel, both are from the 12th century and built of red sandstone. A 15th-century tower is of greenish sandstone, and the church has a timber porch. The chancel is built over a crypt that once contained the shrine of St Kenelm.[citation needed] A spring marks the reputed site of his martyrdom.

Hammer Hill House in Romsley, built in 1923, was designed by Clough Williams-Ellis.[citation needed]

The village and its area attract walkers, campers, and caravanners on the Clent and Walton Hills and on the Cuckoos Corner site.

The main road that runs through Romsley is called Bromsgrove Road. There are limited local amenities including a post office, a butcher, a pub-restaurant, and a hairdresser.

The village is served by the 147 bus service which connects the village to Halesowen and Catshill. It is operated by Worcestershire County Council, but is to be taken over by Kev's Bus and extended to Bromsgrove Railway Station on 26 February 2018.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Kenelm, Romsley  (Grade I) (1100110)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 July 2020.

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