Bricklehampton

Descriptive Notes

"Bricklehampton is the longest isogrammatic place-name in English. Its 14 letters make it the longest such name in the language. In a first-order isogram, each letter appears just once." [David Crystal in The Guardian (Saturday May 19, 2007)]

Status

A chapel in Pershore St Andrew Ancient Parish and a separate Civil Parish 1866. It was ecclesiastically severed in 1922 to help create Elmley Castle with Bricklehampton Ecclesiastical Parish [25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SO982424
3½ miles west of Evesham & 3½ miles S.E. of Pershore

Parish Church

St. Michael

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]

Hundred

Upper Pershore [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1718-1967 [5]
  Marriages 1725-1968 [5]
  Burials 1722-1968 [5]
  Banns [1824]-1966 [5]
Originals Banns 1754-75 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

[19]

    Coverage
Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1611-1700; 1718-1875
  Marriages 1725-1727; 1740-1749; 1756-1844

Register Copies

BRICKLEHAMPTON : Christenings 1718-84, Marriages 1725-49, Burials 1722-84 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970 Society of Genealogists [68]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At BMSGH Shop
St.Michael & All Angels

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Michael and All Angels

At Society of Genealogists [59]
BRICKLEHAMPTON (St. Michael & All Angels) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 8 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 8 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1988 Author Bushell, L (trans.) Author Farmer, G R (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 Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. 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 Ancestry.co.uk 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 freecen.org.uk 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:

1841-71 1891-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1722-1968 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Bricklehampton School
Log books (2 vols) - 1874 - 1922 - Ref: BA 531

A handlist of other records of schools and of other educational establishments held by Worcestershire Archives for this parish can be found here.

Other Sources

Bredon Hill & its Villages (1968) by R H Lloyd Society of Genealogists

Directories

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

BRICKLEHAMPTON, a chapelry in the parish of ST. ANDREW, PERSHORE, upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 4¼ miles (S. E.) from Pershore, containing 156 inhabitants. The curacy, annexed to the vicarage of St. Andrew, Pershore, is in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, and rated in the king's books at £2. 14. 2. The chapel is dedicated to St. Michael.

Last Updated: 16/07/2013