Netherwood, half a mile south-east [of Oddingley], is a farm: it was the scene of a tragedy in 1806: a person named Hemming, a carpenter, having been employed to assassinate the Rev. G.Parker, then rector, was afterwards himself murdered by his employers, who were fearful of the perpetrator of the horrible deed being found out and themselves implicated. 
O.S. Ref: SO915590
3½ miles S.E. of Droitwich, 6 miles N.E. of Worcester & 2 miles south of Hadzor
Dunhamstead a hamlet 1 mile north is partly in this parish and partly in Himbleton 
Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1921, Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1921 - *) 
Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives
Originals may be included with Hadzor
International Genealogical Index (IGI)
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Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents
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At Worcestershire Archives 
At Society of Genealogists 
ODDINGLEY (St. James) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1992 Author Farmer, G R (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH
For the names of those included on a War Memorial for Oddingley and Hadzor School in St James's Church see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Oddingley and Hadzor School in St James's Church
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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.
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The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Hadzor and Oddingley C E School
Log books - 1877-1949 - Ref: BA 851
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 1831 by Samuel Lewis:
ODDINGLEY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 3 miles (S.) from Droitwich, containing 168 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £4. 19. 4½ , and in the patronage of J. H. Galton, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. James. A charity school is supported by voluntary subscription.
Last Updated: 13/11/2012