Rock houses at Kinver Edge

Sepia drawing by Thomas Peploe Wood

Sepia drawing by Thomas Peploe Wood, 1837

© William Salt Library, Stafford

In 1900 Kinver was known as ‘the Switzerland of the Midlands’ because of its scenery, notably the sandstone escarpment of Kinver Edge. At one time there were a number of houses built into the rock, such as the one illustrated here. For example 10 houses were noted in Holy Austin Rock in the 1851 census returns.

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