Cofton Hackett, is a small and hilly parish, covering an area of 1,299 acres. Bilberry Hill (800 ft.) and Cofton Hill (800 ft.), part of the Lickey Hills, bound Cofton Hackett on the west. The former evidently derived its name from the Bilberries which grow in abundance on the hillsides.
The village is situated about 9 miles south-west of Birmingham on the eastern slopes of the Lickey Hills. The village is small and scattered and comprises some 700 dwellings and an electorate of 1450 persons.
Features of interest are :- Cofton Hall, formerly the manor-house of the Leicester’s and Jolliffes, in which Charles I is said to have spent the night of 14 May 1645. The present building contains the original 14th Century Hall with an open timbered roof., Cofton Lake which is a small feeder reservoir to Upper Bittell reservoir, a feeder of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, which is partly in Cofton Parish.
Towards the end of Cofton Church Lane is the Parish Church of St Michael and all Angel’s, said to be built in 1182 as a chapel for Cofton Hall. The Church was substantially rebuilt in 1861 under the direction of the renown architect Henry Day.
Around the Parish there are several excellent walks on Signposted paths, and the Worcestershire Way, long distance path crosses the Parish.
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