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Baskerville Society: Wolverley Village and Sion House

10th August 2013

Wolverley village with nearby Cookley forms a civil parish in the Wyre Forest District of Worcestershire. It is located 2 miles north of Kidderminster and lies on the River Stour, and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. With a population of just 2,096 it boasts no less than are thirteen Listed Buildings three of which are Grade II. Wolverley is a semi-troglodyte village with a number of the cottages cut into the sandstone cliffs behind. In the centre of the village, next to the Queen’s Head Public House car-park are some caves which show this.

The village of Wolverley is also the birthplace of John Baskerville. This excursion takes in an exclusive visit to the possible home of Baskerville at Sion Hill, a tour of the village, which features many buildings from Baskerville’s time.

The trip will conclude with lunch at the Queens Head public house (not included in the ticket price).

Members £5:  Non Members £10

Maximum numbers: 8


Please download the booking form at the foot of this page. Complete and return the form by email to: Once your booking has been confirmed via email, please post a cheque for the full amount, made out to The Baskerville Society to: 

The Baskerville Society, c/o The Typographic Hub, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Gosta Green, Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 7DX

Please note: After 31st July 2013 the society address will be: The Baskerville Society, c/o The Typographic Hub, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD