Studley Area Guide 

Studley is a small town located in the district of Redditch, in the county of Worcestershire, England.

Studley is believed to have been established as a settlement in the Anglo-Saxon period, with the name deriving from the Old English “stōd leash”, meaning “clearing with horses”.

Studley was known for its needle-making industry during the 19th century, with many residents working in the local needle factories. Today, the town is home to several engineering and manufacturing firms.

Studley has several historic buildings such as the Grade II listed St. Mary’s Church

The Redditch to Evesham railway line, which passes through Studley, opened in 1868 and closed in 1963. The line is now a footpath and cycleway known as the “Greenway”.

The Studley and District Historical Society was founded in 1970 to research and preserve the history of the area. The society has published several books on the history of Studley and surrounding villages.

Studley is home to several landmarks, including the 14th-century Church of St Mary, the National Trust-owned Coughton Court, and the Studley Castle Hotel, which was originally built in the 1800s as a private residence and is now a hotel.

Studley is located near several areas of natural beauty, including the Redditch Borough Nature Reserve and the Lickey Hills Country Park.

Studley has a strong community spirit, with several local events held throughout the year, including a carnival, a music festival, and a Christmas lights switch-on.