Ancient Parish [25]
Longdon parish included:
A chapel at Castlemorton, which had a separate civil identity early and was a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1880.
A chapel at Chaceley, which had a separate civil identity early and was a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1760.
A chapel at Eldersfield, which was a separate parish, probably circa 1232-33. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO838362
3 miles south of Upton-upon-Severn on the B4211

Parish Church

St. Mary

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Lower Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Upton-upon-Severn [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Welland; Upton on Severn; Queenhill; Bushley; Forthampton (Gloucestershire); Pendock; Berrow; Birtsmorton; Castle Morton [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1988 [5]
  Marriages 1538-1988 [5]
  Burials 1538-1988 [5]
Originals Banns 1795-1816, 1824-1974 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1737-1875
  Marriages 1737-1837
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1612-1700

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
LONGDON : Marriages(Index) 1538-1837: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed.Source D: P Boyd.

LONGDON : Births 1885-1919, Christenings 1737-1929, Marriages 1737-1837, banns 1755-1815, Burials 1737-1882 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984

At [FreeREG]
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: 1538-1812 Marriages: 1558-1812 Burials: 1538-1812

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Mary

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St Mary

At Society of Genealogists [59]
LONGDON (St. Mary) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 1 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 1 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1982 Author Elms, Lucilie (transcription.)

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:

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial1538-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Court books with view of frankpledge 1729-1817 Court book 1783-4

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Settlement certificates, removal & bastardy papers, other poor law papers 18th cent
Apprenticeship indentures 1697-1796

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Longdon Sunday School
Attendance register - 1838 - 43 - Ref: BA 2420/9 (iii)
Superintendent's register - 1936 - 67 - Ref: BA 10748/7 (xi)

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.

Other Sources

Parish register transcriptions (1538 - 1812) by William Good at : freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wrag44/longdon/longdon.htm (accessed 4th March 2008)

The Bushley, Longdon, Queenhill & Holdfast parochial almanack & year book 1888, 1897, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912 (in 10 parts), with Tewkesbury directory for 1910 - Published Tewkesbury : William North

Society of Genealogists


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

LONGDON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Upton upon Severn, containing 640 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, with the perpetual curacies of Castle-Morton and Chaseley, 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 Westminster. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is surmounted by a tower of brick. A free school was founded, about 1660, and endowed with land by Giles Godwin, Esq., for the instruction of children belonging to this parish; the master receives £28 per annum, for which he instructs about forty children in reading, writing, and arithmetic. A court leet is held annually, for Longdon, Castlemeston, and Chaseley.

Last Updated: 26/01/2016