Ancient Parish [25]
Abolished ecclesiastically in 1927 to help create Tibberton with Bredicot Ecclesiastical Parish [25]


O.S. Ref: SO905550
Off the A4538, 4 miles east of Worcester, 6 miles south of Droitwich and 2 miles south of Tibberton

Parish Church

St. James the Less

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Lower Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1702-1991 [5]
  Marriages 1713-1962 [5]
  Burials 1702-1988 [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1609 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1702-1877

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St.James the Less

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St James the Less

Worcestershire Archives [51]
St.James the Less
At Society of Genealogists [59]
BREDICOT (St. James the Less) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1986 Author Bushell, L (trans.) Author Farmer, G (trans.) Source D: BMSGH

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including,, and The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of is widely available at most record offices, including Worcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:


1841-1901 at

Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Manor books 18th and 19th cents; Crowle and Bredicot: Manor Court books (draft) 1812-1907

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Parish notebook c1930

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Bredicot C E School
Admission register - 1912 - 55 - Ref: BA 3765
Log book - 1911 - 57 - Ref: BA 2168

The records of schools and other educational establishments in this parish are detailed in a handlist available at Worcestershire Archives. The list refers to original documents so you will need to note the reference number and contact staff.


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

BREDICOT, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 3¾ miles (E.) from Worcester, containing 37 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £3. 18. 1½ and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is dedicated to St. James.

Last Updated: 24/01/2016