Descriptive Notes

Pedmore, on the outskirts of Stourbridge, is perhaps today perceived merely as a dormitory suburb of Birmingham. In fact it has a long history appearing in the Domesday Book as "Pevemore".


Ancient Parish [25]
Transferred in 1974 to West Midlands [25]
Now in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough.


O.S. Ref: SO912821
About 1½ miles S.E. of Stourbridge town centre
Wychbury is near the village. [57]

Parish Church

St. Peter, Pedmore Lane

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Lower Halfshire [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Bromsgrove [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Oldswinford; Lye; Cradley (WOR); Halesowen; Hagley; Kinver (Staffordshire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1539-1898 [5]
  Marriages 1539-1960 [5]
  Burials 1539-1963 [5]
  Banns 1824-1962 [5]
Originals Banns 1754-1823 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1539-1875
  Marriages 1539-1875

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms Marriages and Burials 1539-1898, Burials 1813-1917 Marriages 1837-1960
Banns 1824-1962 Overseers Accounts 1679-1717, 1723-1855 Order of Exchange 1875

At Dudley Archives and Local History Service:

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1539-1898 [82]
  Marriages 1539-1960 [82]
  Burials 1539-1963 [82]
Originals Christenings 1539-1896 [82]
  Marriages 1539-1960 [82]
  Burials 1539-1917 [82]

Index to Registers, 1539-1886 - photocopies

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
PEDMORE (St. Peter) : Burials 1539/40-1886; Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 2 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 2 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1982 Author Williams, F W (transcription.)

PEDMORE (St. Peter) : Christenings 1539-1886, Marriages & Burials 1540-1886, banns c. 1756-1833, 1842-43, 1851-65, 1876-85, overseers & parish constables 1679-1855, churchwardens 1598-1889; translation of entry in Domesday book [Typescript.] Published , 1995 Author King, W Wickham (transcription.) Source D: W W King

PEDMORE (St. Peter) : Christenings 1540-1898, Marriages 1540-1752, 1754-1960, Burials 1540-1963, banns 1754-1962, will of John Cartwright 1648, parish accounts & minutes 1679-1717, 1723-1855, order of exchange of land in Pedmore 1875 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1999 Source S: S W Clives.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
Inscriptions on memorial stones in church & churchyard [1887]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
St. Peter: B 1539/40-1886; MIs: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 2 [Typescript.] - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1982 - Author: Williams, F W (trans.)

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Peter'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]

1851 Census Worcestershire, vol. 10 Bromsgrove transcript & surname index : part 1 Stoke Prior & Bromsgrove (part); part 2 Belbroughton, Clent, Hagley, Pedmore, Frankley, Hunnington, Romsley, Tutnall & Cobley, Bromsgrove (part); part 3 Tardebigg, Tutnal & Cobley, Bentley Pauncefoot, Webheath, Redditch & Alvechurch - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1993-5 - Author Friend, A F (trans.) Society of Genealogists

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

at Worcestershire Archives [13]
Overseers accounts & minutes 1679-1717
Order of exchange 1875
Overseers accounts & minutes 1723-1855

Schools Records

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

Hearth tax returns for Dudley & Stourbridge 1664 - 1666 - 1674 - Published Kingswinford : P E Chandler, 1992 - Author Chandler, Peter (trans.) Society of Genealogists
See also Register Copies above for various items at Society of Genealogists


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

PEDMORE, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of WORCESTER, 1½ mile (S. by E.) from Stourbridge, containing 307 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £9.10, and in the patronage of Lord Foley. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a very ancient structure, with some remains of Norman architecture. About 1699, a free school was founded and endowed with £6 per annum, by Thomas Foley, Esq.

Last Updated: 30/10/2016