Clent History Now

Here we are – August 4th 2020 – the day is cool and cloudy. It’s a quiet day on Adams Hill. The car park has spaces for any would be walkers who want to venture up this way. I’m not certain about the local pubs. They have their outdoor seating areas, tables and chairs . . . → Read More: Clent History Now

Pubs of Clent

A long-read article on the history of Clents many Pubs, past and present. . . . → Read More: Pubs of Clent

An Out of Time Tale

At this time of year when we start to think longingly of spring and become impatient to reach that lovely moment when we move our clocks forward one hour and happily step into those wonderfully long light days of spring and summer; let us take another look at our ‘Out of Time Tale once again.

This true story appeared . . . → Read More: An Out of Time Tale


Illustration by Phil Buckley for Steady Air and Striding: Clent 1901

Episode 61 of the popular BBC TV series Homes under the Hammer, shown earlier this month, has created a steady wave of interest within and around the Clent area. The programme follows the progress of selected properties which are offered for sale around the country. Viewers live through the dramas of the auction room, sharing prospective . . . → Read More: ‘QUAINT CLENT HOME UNDER THE HAMMER’

The Mount – Happy Memories

The Mount during redevlopment

The Mount as it stands today

As 2014 begins The Mount has shed it’s sadly vacant look , having stood empty for  the last three years. After so much wet weather the main building was beginning to look very sorry for itself. Fortunately any further dilapidation has been halted by the . . . → Read More: The Mount – Happy Memories

An Echo from the Past – The Gatehouse

From The Archives

Parish Magazine July 2007

John Partington.


The Gatehouse was situated in what is now Woodman Lane, by The Heywood Gallery, opposite to the now vanished Derricks Lane which led into Violet Lane. In 1611 the court rolls recorded that John Sparry of the Gatehouse was fined for non-attendance at the . . . → Read More: An Echo from the Past – The Gatehouse

Law and Order in Clent during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1.

The following Extracts from The Court Rolls, were published in The Parish Magazine  July 2007, as part of  Clent History Society’s founding Chairman, Mr John Partington’s series ‘From the Archives’  

Clearly there were some ‘ Clent gents’ who had their own ideas about dealing with disputes regardless of the law. For some individuals the sourcing . . . → Read More: Law and Order in Clent during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1.

Catch the last coach from Clent

During the History Day, held in Nov 2012 one of our visitors spoke fondly of holidays she had spent in Clent as a child. She remembered the chalets in the Clatterbach area opposite the Vine Inn and thought she might also have seen ‘an old railway carriage, somewhere over Walton Hill.’ …….. We thought . . . → Read More: Catch the last coach from Clent

Notes on the Two Earliest Parish Registers (June 1959)

This extract from The Archives was sent to the Parish Magazine on 10/10/2006 by John Partington. John, now retired from the post, was at that time Chairman of Clent History Society.

Following our successful History Day on Sunday 11/11/12 it is a good time to look at one or two of John’s selected extracts . . . → Read More: Notes on the Two Earliest Parish Registers (June 1959)

Fire on the Hills (8th August 1869)

John Partington’s selected archive piece; “On Sunday last, between twelve and one o’clock these beautiful and extensive range of hills was discovered to be again on fire, on that side next to the “Bogs” and, with a strong South wind blowing, flames soon spread up the hill and made a rapid progress towards The Grove and Hagley Park.” . . . → Read More: Fire on the Hills (8th August 1869)