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Alfrick and Lulsley.

Alfrick, early 13th century ‘Dwelling or farm of a man called Ealhred’.

An alternative theory derives Alfrick from elf-reich fitting better with its claim to be the most haunted place around Worcester.

Early 20th century references record that ‘Alfrick is on the Bromyard road, containing Alfrick Court and several half timbered cottages. Alfrick Pound is a hamlet to the south.

The southern part of Alfrick consists chiefly of woodland, Old Storridge Common and a couple of mills on Leigh Brook. There is a corn mill to the East of Alfrick Pound and the name Papermill Coppice suggests the exsistance of a further mill’

The records continue to state, ‘The parish, including Suckley has an area of 5,183 acres of which Alfrick is 1,648 and Lulsley 843.

Lulsley is in the north of the parish containing Lulsley Court, the southern part of the house, that rests on a stone base , is of the 16th century, the north wing being added in the 17th century. Coal Place is a 17th century T shaped house of two stories and an attic built of timber with brick filling.

At the north-western angle of Lulsley is Rosebury Rock a remarkable cliff, densely wooded at the foot of which flows the Teme’.

Today, while having their own identity, Alfrick and Lulsley are as one with one Parish Council, one church a shop and post office and a pub, the Fox and Hounds. In addition, there is the village hall hosting weekly, monthly and annual events for the benefit of the community. The annual Alfrick & Lulsley Horticultural Show & Fete on the first Saturday in September attracts a crowd in excess of 3000 and raises funds for local organisations, schools and charities.






We are planning our own community shop, to serve the community.



Remember, this will be your local community shop and will need your help to make it succeed.

For further information see our shop page


‘Aspects of Alfrick’ Open Gardens – Monday 4th June 2012

Proceeds in aid of Martley & District Nurses Fund

and Alfrick & Lulsley Village Hall


A selection of 13 gardens, including Ravenshill Woodland Reserve, will be open 11am to 5pm,

for you to enjoy in Alfrick, Alfrick Pound and Lulsley


Locally sourced/home grown ploughmans lunches and afternoon teas will be served at the

Village Hall, Alfrick. 

Tickets and maps available from any of the open gardens or the Hall

Combined admission to all gardens £5.00. Children Free


Further information from Bridget Lewis: 01886 832659 or email

‘Aspects of Alfrick’ open gardens enjoyed a wonderful day on Monday 4 th June as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.


Who would have thought that after 12 hours of rain on the Sunday (although this did not stop the thousands of people watching the Queen and the Jubilee Pageant down the Thames), we could have had such great weather for our event – a little cold but when the sun shone and the blue skies returned the day was glorious.


A total of 217 visitors attended and enjoyed 12 fantastic gardens, including several new ones, and a guided walk in Ravenshill Woodland Reserve, together with locally sourced ploughman’s and afternoon tea with homemade cakes. The excellent news is that our profit was £1408 and this has been donated as follows:


Martley & District Nurses Care Fund £704.00

Alfrick and Lulsley Village Hall £704.00


Having spoken to many visitors their feedback on the gardens and food was tremendous and included “just like Chelsea”, “the quality of the gardens are amazing”, “very friendly and approachable hosts”, “great to see so many people with a passion for gardening” “lovely to be so warmly welcomed” “fantastic food”, “ please can we have the cake recipes”.


Thank you to all who took part – either as an open garden, a volunteer at the Village Hall or a visitor – your support is much appreciated and we look forward to our next, bi-annual, event in 2014. If you live in the area and would be interested in opening your garden (you have two years to prepare!) please let me know on 01886 832659.


Best wishes, Bridget









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