Ancient Parish [25]
Abolished ecclesiastically in 1924 to help create Cotheridge with Crown East Ecclesiastical Parish.[25]

See also Crown East.


O.S. Ref: SO787547
4½ miles west of Worcester along the A44

Parish Church

St. Leonard

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Upper Doddingtree [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Martley [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1653-1812 [5]
Marriages 1669-1947 [5]
Burials 1653-1812 [5]
Banns 1755-1822 [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1653-1660; 1701-1812
Marriages 1653-1659; 1669-1672; 1690-1882
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1611-1636; 1660-1700 (63%)

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 1669-1812 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Court rolls [1536]-1658 (gaps)
Accounts [30 Nov 1392 - 16 Oct 1393] & [4 Mar 1386-Michaelmas 1387];
Account roll [15th century]


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

COTHERIDGE a parish in the upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 3¾ miles (W.) from Worcester, containing 277 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £5. 16. 8., and in the patronage of the Rev. H. R. Berkeley. The church is dedicated to St. Leonard.

Last Updated: 22/07/2012