A chapel in Grimley Ancient Parish but had separate civil identity early. It was a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1876. It was abolished civilly in 1885, the part to be in the Worcester Municipal Borough created South Hallow Civil Parish and the remainder created North Hallow Civil Parish. North Hallow Civil Parish was renamed 'Hallow' Civil Parish in 1952.
O.S. Ref: SO828579
3 miles N.W. of Worcester along the A443
Shoulton or Showton 1 mile west, Lovington 1 mile S.W. are hamlets. Peachley is a hamlet in Broadheath 1 miles S.W. Moseley is 1 mile N.W.; Henwick, 1 mile south; Eastbury, 1 mile S.W. 
Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester 
Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives
|Banns||1754-90, 1791-1812, 1936-70|||
International Genealogical Index (IGI)
|Parish Registers||Births / Christenings||1583-1875|
At BMSGH Reference Library 
Marriages 1962-1970 Banns 1936-1968
At Society of Genealogists 
HALLOW : Marriages 1962-1970, banns 1936-68 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982 Society of Genealogists 
Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at: http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl
FreeREG is a new project. The database currently contains a few million records only, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database.
The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Christenings: 1749-1812 Marriages: 1584-1647, 1749-1812 Burials: 1780-1812, 1874-1905
Further records may have been added since this posting
Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents
At Worcestershire Archives 
Inscriptions in St Philip & St James
List of headstones in Southern churchyard ([20th century], typescript)
Plan of removal of stones in southern churchyard
Inscriptions in southern churchyard
Monumental inscriptions re: Evett, Steynor, Bull and Lygon families (17th-18th centuries, transcripts)
For the names of those included on a war memorial at St. Philip and St. James's Church see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Hallow St Philip and St James's Church
For the names of former scholars on a war memorial at Hallow School see:
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:
Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent
Worcestershire Archives 
Corn rental 1778-85, 1806-41; Court papers 1764-1812; Court rolls 1705-49, 1751-71; Manor books 1781-1860, 18th cent; Minute book of court leet and court baron 1781-1860; Reeves' rent rolls, corn rent rolls, court memoranda, petitions and correspondence 1661-1807; Rental 1695-1702, 1759-1805; Stewards' accounts 1808-33; Suit rolls 1663-1807; Surveys, valuations, manor books, rent rolls etc 17th-19th cents; Accounts 17th-19th cents
Hallow and Grimley: Court rolls c.1662, 1661-3, 1664
Parish Records on microform
At Worcestershire Archives 
Church vestry records & minutes 1767-1815
Church records & vestry minutes 1819-1853
Surveyors Accs 1816-47
Apprentices' register 1802-22
Account book 1635-1819
Overseers accounts 1793-1837
Poor rate assessments 1823-36
The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
C E Primary
Admission register (Infants) - 1903 - 27 - Ref: BA 10912 / 4 (i)
Admission registers - 1903 - 62 - Ref: BA 10912 / 4 (ii)- (iv)
Attendance registers - 1973 - 90 - Ref: BA 10912 / 5 - 9
Log books - 1863 - 1935 - Ref: BA 10912 / 2 (i) (ii), 3 (i)
Log books (Infants) - 1866 - 1926 - Ref: BA 10912 / 1 (i) (ii)
A handlist of other records of schools and of other educational establishments held by Worcestershire Archives for this parish can be found here.
An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831:
HALLOW, a chapelry in the parish of GRIMLEY, lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 3 miles (N. N. W.) from Worcester, containing 1081 inhabitants. The chapel is partly of Norman architecture, and partly in the early English style, with a belfry of wood and plaister, the tower having been demolished: it has lately received an addition of two hundred free sittings, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £200 towards defraying the expense. The navigable river Severn runs along the eastern boundary of the chapelry. Here is a chalybeate spring.
Last Updated: 04/03/2014