North Piddle


O.S. Ref: SO968546
9 miles east of Worcester alongside the A422

Parish Church

St. Michael

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Upper Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1565-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1571-1964 [5]
  Burials 1571-1965 [5]
  Banns 1864-1966 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1582-1641, 1660-1774 [27]
  Marriages 1571-1641, 1665-1759 [27]
    1571-1810 [27] [21]
  Burials 1571-1640, 1660-1727 [27]
Originals Banns 1754-1810 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1612-1700; 1776-1875
  Marriages 1612-1700; 1754-1875

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
PIDDLE, NORTH : Christenings 1565-1641, 1660-1812, Marriages 1571-88, 1600-07, 1612-13, 1627-41, 1664-65, 1677, 1682, 1698-1810, Burials 1571-1640, 1660-1768, 1775-1812; briefs 1707-08 [Manuscript.] Published Bletchley, 1940 Author Bradbrooke, William (transcription.)

PIDDLE, NORTH : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1612-1700 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

PIDDLE, NORTH : Marriages 1571-88, 1600-13, 1627-41, 1664-65, 1677, 1682, 1698-1810: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1910 Author Phillimore, W P W ed.

PIDDLE, NORTH : Marriages(Index) 1571-1810: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed.Source D: P Boyd.

At [FreeREG]
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The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Marriages: 1695-1810

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
PIDDLE, NORTH (St. Michael) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1989 Author Bushell, L (transcription.) Author Farmer, G R (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial 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 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index


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

PIDDLE (NORTH), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 8½ miles (E. by S.) from Worcester, containing 133 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £9. 1. 3., and in the patronage of Earl Somers. The church is dedicated to St. Michael.

Last Updated: 29/10/2016