Ancient Parish [25]
Including hamlet at Netherton, which was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 and a hamlet at Charlton, which was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 and a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1882 [25]


O.S. Ref: SP000452
3 miles N.W. of Evesham along the A44

Parish Church

St. Michael

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Middle Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1557-1982 [5]
  Marriages 1557-1976 [5]
  Burials 1557-1992 [5]
  Banns 1755-1801 [5]
Transcripts General 1557-1753 [27]
Originals Banns 1824-[1932] [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1577-1717; 1752-1753; 1852-1875
  Marriages 1837-1885

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1852-1982 Marriages 1837-1936, 1954-1976

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
CROPTHORNE : Christenings, Marriages & Burials(Index) 1557-1717 (list of surnames): in List of Parish Registers & other genealogical works IN: List of Parish Registers & other genealogical works Published London, Nd. Author Crisp, Frederick Arthur (comp.)

CROPTHORNE : Christenings 1558-1717, 1752-53, Marriages 1557-1717, Burials 1557-1645, 1653, 1661-1717, 1752-53 Published London : Frederick Arthur Crisp, 1896 Author Crisp, Frederick Arthur (comp.)

CROPTHORNE : Marriages(Index) 1557-1751: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St. Michael

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St. Michael

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St. Michael

At Society of Genealogists [59]
CROPTHORNE (St. Michael) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1988 Author Bushell, L (transcriptions) Author Farmer, G (transcriptions) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St.Michael's Church see:

For a Memorial to Private Thomas Forrester see:

For a Memorial to Burnett Gilroy Gardner see:

For a Roll of Honour at St Michael's Church see:

For a memorial to Corporal Daniel Tarplee at St Michael's Church see:

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 1661-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

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

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Cropthorne C E School
Admission registers - [1883]-1915 - Ref: BA 12178
Log books - 1894-1989 - Ref: BA 12178

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:

CROPTHORN, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of. WORCESTER, 4¼ miles (E. by S.) from Pershore, containing, with the chapelry of Netherton, and the hamlet of Charlton, 687 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £ 14. 17. 3½ and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. A school is endowed with about £10 per annum, bequeathed by Mary Holland, in 1740.

Last Updated: 14/10/2016