Ancient Parish [25]
A chapel at Berrow. A peculiar under jurisdiction of Dean & Chapter of Worcester. It was a separate parish by 1535.
The hamlet of Washbourne (transferred to Gloucestershire in 1844 for civil purposes [Kiftsgate Hd]. A separate Civil Parish in 1866 in Gloucestershire.
A chapel at Teddington & the hamlet of Conderton, each being a separate Civil Parish in 1866 in Worcestershire. Neither was separate ecclesiastically, hence this parish was ecclesiastically called 'Overbury with Alstone, Teddington & Little Washbourne'. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO957374
5½ miles N.E. of Tewkesbury & about 2 miles off the A46.
Overbury, with the hamlet of Conderton, is situated on the borders of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire on the southern slopes of Bredon Hill.
Conderton is a small village and hamlet, near to and on the N.E. side of Overbury, 6 miles N.E. from Tewkesbury. [57]

Parish Church

St. Faith

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Middle Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Tewkesbury [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Elmley Castle; Ashton under Hill (Gloucestershire); Beckford (Gloucestershire); Teddington; Ashchurch (Gloucestershire); Kemerton (Gloucestershire); Great Comberton [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1563-1966 [5]
  Marriages 1563-1966 [5]
  Burials 1563-1966 [5]
  Banns 1853-1938 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1557-1603 [27]
  Marriages 1563-1658 [27]
  Burials 1563-1603 [27]
  General 1557-1794 [27]
Originals Marriages M1563-1985 [12]
  Banns 1755-[1812] [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1748-1875
  Marriages 1755-1882

Register Copies

Christenings 1557-1603 Marriages 1563-1658 Burials 1563-1603 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At Worcestershire Archives [51] :-
Inscriptions on tombs in nave and chancel ([20th cent] transcripts)
Register of graves 1914-57

War Memorials

For the names of those included on Overbury and Conderton War Memorial see:

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 51 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1861-91 Gloucestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogists:-
Gloucestershire 1851 Census index & transcription, vol. 19 : HO 107/1974 - [Tewkesbury registration district] Deerhurst & Overbury sub-districts - Worcestershire part: Index to the 1851 Census for Gloucestershire [Microfiche.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS, 1999 - Author: Gloucestershire FHS (comp.)

Gloucestershire 1891 census returns: Tewkesbury registration district RG 12/2049-2050 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1563-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Manor books 18th and 19th cents.; Manor Court books (draft) 1812-1907

Parish Records on microform

at Worcestershire Archives [13]
Notes on church bells, Attwood of Conderton pedigree & gravestones inscriptions 1795-1812
Graves register 1914-57
Churchwardens accounts 1842-57
Vestry minutes 1846-56
Parish Meetings Minutes & Accts. 1844-56
Bishops transcripts of baptisms 1865-69
Poor releif Acct books 1843-1948
Copy of Elis. Wood's will 1824
Churchwardens accounts & vestry meeting minutes 1857-75
Vestry meeting minutes 1867-94
Confirmation list 1878-1956
Parochial meeting & parochial council meeting minutes 1920-37
Parochial C.C. meeting, joint vestry meeting & church meeting minutes 1937-57, 1944-56, 1938-52
Vestry meetings & parish meetings minutes & Churchwardens accounts 1902-22
Register of confirmation candidates 1958-66

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Overbury C E School
Log books - 1907 - 66 - Ref: BA 4939

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.


OVERBURY, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 5½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Tewkesbury, containing, with the chapelries of Alstone, Teddington, and Little Washbourn, and the hamlet of Conderton, 764 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £ 9. 10 and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is dedicated to St. Faith. Here are some malt-kilns and a paper-mill. [Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis]

Last Updated: 29/10/2016