Dick Brook by the artist Alistair Bell. Painted in 1973 – currently in the Bewdley Museum
Dick Brook is famous as Andrew Yarranton built the first canalised brook in this country, at the place Dick Brook. There is no apparent reason for it being called this, but it could have been named Glasshampton, but then changed to Dick Brook. The brook is the boundary of Astley and Shrawley.
Andrew Yarranton was born in the parish of Astley between 1616 and 1619. He built Dick Brook around 1650-55. It was based in between Astley and the River Severn and two roads crossed the brook, but maps show only one of the roads had a bridge.
Joan’s Hole is at the source and formation of Dick Brook.
A pictureque part of the English countryside.