Acknowledgements

I am pleased to thank a number of contributors for their guidance, assistance and practical help in compiling these Parish Guides. Among those who helped were:

The Worcestershire Records and Information Services Manager and staff at the Worcestershire Record Office and the Worcestershire Library and History Centre were unfailing and patient in offering help at all times.

My thanks to The Honorary Secretary of the Royal Historical Society for kind and generous permission to print extracts from Frederic A Youngs' "Guides to the Local Administrative Units of England", Vol I, Southern England and Vol II, Northern England. These publications helped immeasurably in compiling details of the status, hundreds and poor law unions for all the parishes.

Jeremy Gibson kindly provided me with discs and hard copies of extracts from his many publications. References to his work appear throughout this site.

The Society of Genealogists provided details of their services and holdings and kindly allowed me to include them on this site.

My thanks to the members of the Worcester Branch of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry for their support.

My thanks to Sandra Taylor, Researcher and Administrator of the “Remember the Fallen” website for the links to war memorials within Worcestershire. See (http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/)

My thanks to those who kindly allowed me to reproduce their photographs as listed below. The contributors retain copyright of the photographs.

Finally, my thanks to the many others who offered their encouragement at all stages. I trust they will forgive me for not listing all their names. Whereas many people and organisations helped in the compilation of the guide, any errors and omissions are my responsibility. The project is on-going and I would welcome any comments, corrections or additions from readers.

Arthur Lewis

Photographs

Chris Allen - Worcester Bilford Top Lock, Worcester Gregory's Mill Bottom Lock, Worcester Holy Trinity & St Matthew
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Lee J Andrews
- Alvechurch St Laurence
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Jonathan Billinger
- Pedmore St Peter,Wollescote St Andrew
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Derek Bradley
- Whistones Royal Grammar School
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Dave Bushell
- Aston Somerville St Mary,Bretforton The Fleet Inn, Childswickham St Mary, Cow Honeybourne Old Church, Hampton St Andrew, Harvington St James, Hinton on the Green St Peter, Little Washbourne St Mary, Norton & Lenchwick St Egwin, Offenham St Mary & St Melburgh, Pebworth St Peter, Teddington St Nicholas
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Graham Burnett
-Daylesford St Peter
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Nigel Chadwick -Sparkhill St John the Evangelist
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Broadwaters St Oswald's, Droitwich Saltworker's Statue, Lower Mitton St Michael & All Angels, Stourport St Michael & All Angels, Wollaston St James
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Phil Champion
- Bournville St Francis
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Brian Clift
- Cradley Heath St Luke, Dudley Castle, Dudley St Augustine Holly Hall, Dudley St Edmund, Dudley Wood St John the Evangelist, Netherton St Andrew
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Roger Cornfoot - Hanley William All Saints
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Nigel Cox
- Pershore Baptist Church
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Dominic Cropper - Cookhill St Paul
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Roger Davies
- Bretforton St Leonard, Broadway St Eadburgha, Cutsdean St James
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Simon Dean - Moseley St Agnes
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Mike Dodman
- Hadzor St John the Baptist
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Henry Drury - Abbots Morton St Peter, Broadway St Michael & All Angels, Church Honeybourne St Ecgwin, Sedgeberrow St Mary the Virgin, Wickhamford St John the Baptist

Richard Dunn
- Abberton St Edburgha, Bishampton St James, Bradley St John the Baptist, Kings Norton St Nicolas, Kington St James,Shell Manor Farm
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Bob Embleton
- Bransford St John the Baptist, Bushley St Peter's, Great Comberton St Michael, Himbleton St Mary Magdalene, Hollings Hill Farmhouse, Kempsey St Mary the Virgin, Longdon St Mary, Lulsley St Giles, Martley St Peter, Suckley St John the Baptist, Upton upon Severn The Pepperpot, Welland St James, Worcester St David
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Mark Evison
- Tenbury St Mary
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- Old Stanford Bridge
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Mat Fascione
- Kidderminster St John the Baptist, Wolverley St John the Baptist
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Geoff Gartside
- Cradley St Peter
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W.A.Green (1907-1983) - Balsall Heath St Paul, Stourbridge St Thomas
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Richard Greenwood - Eastham St Peter & St Paul, Heightington St Giles, Shelsley Walsh St Andrew, Stanford on Teme St Mary, Westwood House
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Gordon Griffiths
- Blakedown St James the Great, Great Witley St Michael, Hill Coombeswood View, Lye Unitarian Chapel, Oldbury Christ Church, Quinton Christ Church, Rowley Regis St Giles
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John Hall - Oldswinford St Mary
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Philip Halling - Abberley St Mary, Abberley St Michael, Acton Beauchamp St Giles, Alstone St Margaret, Ashton-under-Hill St Barbara, Astley St Peter, Astwood Bank St Matthias & St George, Bayton St Bartholomew, Beckford St John the Baptist, Belbroughton Holy Trinity, Berrow St Faith, Bewdley St Anne, Birlingham St Peter the Great, Birtsmorton St Peter & St Paul, Blockley St Peter & St Paul, Bredon St Giles, Bredon's Norton St Giles, Bricklehampton St Michael, Broome St Peter's, Castlemorton St Gregory, Chaceley St John the Baptist, Charlton St John the Evangelist, Churchill Nr Kidderminster St James the Great, Cleeve Prior St Andrew, Clifton-upon-Teme St Kenelm, Croome D'Abitot St Mary Magdalene, Drakes Broughton St Barnabas, Earl's Croome St Nicholas, Edvin Loach St Mary, Eldersfield St John the Baptist, Elmbridge St Mary, Elmley Castle St Mary, Evenlode St Edward, Evesham War Memorial Soldier, Fernhill Heath, Great Washbourne St Mary, Grimley St Bartholomew, Guarlford St Mary, Hampton Lovett St Mary & All Saints, Hanley Child St Michael & All Angels, Hanley Swan St Gabriel, Hill & Moor St Thomas, Holly Bush All Saints, Icomb St Mary, Kemerton St Nicholas, Knightwick St Mary, Kyre St Mary, Little Comberton St Peter, Little Witley St Michael & All Angels, Mamble St John Baptist, Mathon St John the Baptist, Middle Littleton St Nicholas, Overbury St Faith, Pendock Holy Redeemer (New Church), Pendock Holy Redeemer (Old Church), Pensax St James the Greater, Pershore High Street, Pinvin St Nicholas, Pirton St Peter, Powick St Peter, Queenhill St Nicholas, Redmarley D'Abitot St Bartholomew, Ribbesford St Leonard, Ripple St Mary, Romsley St Kenelm, Rushock St Michael, Shelsley Beauchamp All Saints, Shrawley St Mary, Staunton St James, Stockton-on-Teme St Andrew, Stoke Bliss St Peter, Strensham St John the Baptist, Throckmorton Church, Tidmington Church of the Ascension, Upton upon Severn St Peter & St Paul, Worcester College Green, Wyre Piddle St Anne

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Roy Hughes - Allens Cross St Bartholomew Site, Blackwell St Catherine, Rubery St Chad, Selly Oak St Mary, Selly Park St Stephen
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Lambert - Shenley Green St David
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Richard Law - Dudley St Barnabas, Dudley St Francis, Dudley St John
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Annette Leech - Cofton Hackett St Michael
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Arthur Lewis - Acocks Green St Mary the Virgin, Alfrick St Mary Magdalene, Barnt Green St Andrew's, Bartley Green St Michael & All Angels, Bishop's Wood St Mary, Blackheath St Paul, Brandwood St Bede, Bredicot St James the Less, Broadwas St Mary Magdalene, Bromsgrove All Saints, Bromsgrove St John the Baptist, Broughton Hackett St Leonard, Churchill Nr.Worcester St Michael, Claines St John the Baptist, Cotheridge St Leonard, Cropthorne St Michael , Crown East St Thomas, Doverdale St Mary, Elmley Lovett St Michael, Evesham All Saints, Evesham St Lawrence, Feckenham St John the Baptist, Finstall St Godwald, Fladbury St John the Baptist, Flyford Flavell St Peter, Grafton Flyford St John, Hartlebury St James, Hay Mills St Cyprian, Hindlip St James, Kidderminster Birchen Coppice St Peter, Leigh St Edburga, Leysters St Andrew, Lindridge St Lawrence, Lower Bentley St Mary, Lower Broadheath Christ Church, Martin Hussingtree St Michael & All Angels, Naunton Beauchamp St Bartholomew, North Piddle St Michael, Norton Juxta Kempsey St James the Great, Peopleton St Nicholas, Redditch Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC, Salwarpe St Michael & All Angels, Selly Oak St Wulstan (with acknowledgements to www.sellyelim.org/), South Yardley St Michael & All Angels, Stoke Prior St Michael, Upton Snodsbury St Kenelm, Upton Warren St Michael, Warndon St Nicholas, White Ladies Aston St John the Baptist, Wilden All Saints, Worcester All Saints, Worcester Astwood Cemetery, Worcester St Albans, Worcester St Andrew, Worcester St Mary Magdalene in the Tything, Worcester St Oswald, Worcester St Stephen

Peter Lloyd - Ipsley St Peter
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John M - Dudley St James Eve Hill, Tardebigge St Bartholomew
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Penny Mayes - Hanbury St Mary the Virgin, Redditch St Stephen
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Stephen McKay - Bevere Lock, Kidderminster Sir Rowland Hill
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Chris McMillan - Catshill Christ Church
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Peter Morgan - Besford St Peter, Cowleigh St Peter, Defford St James, Droitwich St Andrew, Droitwich St Peter, Droitwich St Nicholas, Hallow St Philip & St James, Hanley Castle St Mary, Hill Croome St Mary, Kidderminster Holy Innocents, Madresfield St Mary the Virgin, Great Malvern St Joseph's RC, Malvern All Saints the Wyche, Malvern Christ Church, Malvern Holy Trinity, LittleMalvern Priory, Malvern Priory, Malvern Link St Matthias, Malvern Link The Church of the Ascension, Malvern West St James, Newland St Leonards,Ombersley St Andrew, Pershore Holy Cross, Pershore St Andrew, Powick St James, Severn Stoke St Denys, Spetchley All Saints, Stoulton St Edmund, Tibberton St Peter ad Vincula, Upton upon Severn St Joseph R.C., Upton upon Severn Church of the Good Shepherd Hook, Whittington St Philip & St James, Wick St Mary, Worcester Cathedral, Worcester Dines Green St Michael, Worcester Old St Martin's Cornmarket, Worcester St Barnabas, Worcester St Clement, Worcester St George, Worcester St George's Roman Catholic, Worcester St Helen, Worcester St John the Baptist in Bedwardine, Worcester St Mark in the Cherry Orchard, Worcester St Martin, Worcester St Nicholas, Worcester St Paul, Worcester St Swithin, Worcester St Wulstan

mym - Tredington St Gregory
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O O'Brien - Far Forest Holy Trinity
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Oosoom - Northfield St Laurence
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Ken Partridge - Lutley Border Sign
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Brendan Patchell - Moseley St Mary
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Michael Patterson - Rochford St Michael
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Geoff Pick - Cookley St Peter, Dodderhill St Augustine, Hagley St John the Baptist, Lye Christchurch
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John Reynolds -Halesowen St John the Baptist
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Trevor Rickard
- Church Lench All Saints, Kyre Park, Malvern St Andrew, Lower Sapey Old St Bartholomew
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Richard Rogerson - Stourbridge St Thomas
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Stephen Rogerson - Amblecote Holy Trinity
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Row17 - Button Oak St Andrew, Frankley St Leonard, Moseley St Anne, Oddingley St James
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John Salmon - Rock St Peter's & St Paul's
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Claire Seyler - Inkberrow St Peter
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John Shepperd - Wribbenhall All Saints
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Roger A Smith - Lickey Holy Trinity, Rednal St Stephen the Martyr
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Adam Stanford - Eckington Holy Trinity
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David Stowell - Alderminster St Mary & the Holy Cross, Bromsgrove United Reform Church, Cotteridge The Cotteridge Church, Great Witley Court & Fountain, Hazelwell St Mary Magdalene, Knighton on Teme St Michael, Longbridge St John the Baptist, Oldberrow St Mary, Vines Park Marlborough in the Vines, Wychbold St Mary de Wyche,Wythall St Mary
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Frances Taylor - Crowle St John the Baptist

Sandra Taylor - Kidderminster St James, Webheath St Philip

Pierre Terre - Worcester Blackpole Lock
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David Luther Thomas - Badsey St James, Rous Lench St Peter
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Jennifer Luther Thomas - Aston Magna St John the Evangelist, Batsford St Mary
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Mattie Underhill
Kidderminster Holy Innocents, Kidderminster St Andrew’s Church ; Part of the Norris Trout Collection; Photographer: C.J.Carter (1890) ; Printed by Mrs Mattie Underhill

Michael Westley
- Highter's Heath Immanuel, King's Heath All Saints
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Peter Whatley
- Fernhill Heath, Wichenford St Lawrence
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Whetlap - Holt Castle, Tapenhall View to Tapenhall Farm
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John Wilkes - Huddington St James, Shipston on Stour St Edmund, South Littleton St Michael the Archangel

Christine Wilkinson - Chaddesley Corbett St Cassian, Clent St Leonard's, Kidderminster New Meeting House Interior, Kidderminster Franche St Barnabas, Kidderminster St George, Kidderminster St Mary, Kidderminster Trimpley, Stone St Mary, Upper Arley St Peter, West Hagley St Saviour

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Martin Wilson - Beoley St Leonard, Grafton Manor
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James Henry Yardley Jr - Yardley St Edburgha
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