Extra-parochial place. A separate Civil Parish in 1858. Abolished civilly in 1933 entirely to Hampton Lovett Ancient Parish [25]
Crutch probably became extra-parochial in 1178, when the tithes were assigned to the nuns of Westwood in exchange for their claim on the church of Dodderhill and remained so until 1857, when it was formed into a civil parish.[15]


O.S. Ref: SO903663
2 miles north of Droitwich

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Extra Parochial [1] [25]


Upper Halfshire [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Droitwich (from 1858-1930) [3] [25]

Census Records

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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 see Hampton Lovett Worcestershire Archives [14]

1851 91 Worcestershire Archives [14]


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

CRUTCH, an extra-parochial district, in the upper division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of WORCESTER, 2 miles (N.) from Droitwich.

Last Updated: 22/07/2012