Chapel in Lindridge Ancient Parish. Was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 and a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1843 [25]


O.S. Ref: SO723690
7 miles west of Stourport on Severn, 2 miles north of Stockton on Teme
Part of Lindgridge, consisting of the hamlet of Menith Wood, was in 1879 ecclesiastically annexed to [Pensax] parish .. [57]

Parish Church

St. James the Great

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Salop & Diocese of Hereford until 1876, Archdeaconry of Ludlow & Diocese of Hereford (1876-1919), Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester (1919-1921), Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1921 - *) [25]


In Lower Oswaldslow but locally in Upper Doddingtree [44] [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Martley [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Rock; Abberley; Stockton on Teme; Lindridge [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1563-1963 [5]
  Marriages 1563-1961 [5]
  Burials 1563-1963 [5]
  Banns 1825-87 [5]
Transcripts General CMB1563-1812 [27]
  Banns 1638-1812 [27]
Originals Banns 1754-1811 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1935 Worcestershire Archives [22]; Earlier Herefordshire Record Office

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1792-1875
  Marriages 1838-1885
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1620-1638; 1662-1791
  Marriages 1630; 1664-1836

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
PENSAX : Christenings & Burials 1792-1963, Marriages 1838-1961, banns 1825-87; vestry minutes 1837-93 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964

PENSAX : Marriages 1813-36 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984

PENSAX (Chapelry) : Christenings 1563-1604, 1613-55, 1663-1812, Marriages 1565-1604, 1612-48, 1664-1811, Burials 1565-1604, 1612-48, 1664-1812: Worcestershire registers, vol. 1 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire registers, vol. 1 Published , 1993 Author Faraday, M (transcription.) Source D: M Faraday.

PENSAX (Chapelry) : Christenings & Burials 1661-1874, Marriages 1661-1837 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979 Author Hereford CRO

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St James

At At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St James

At Worcestershire Archives [27]
Transcript: St James Monumental Inscriptions 1965

At Society of Genealogists [59] :-
PENSAX : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 Published , 1965 Author Faraday, Michael Anthony (transcription.)

PENSAX (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

War Memorials

For the names of those included on Pensax & Stockton War Memorial for Peace 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

Burial1663-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

at Worcestershire Archives [13]
Vestry Minutes Parish Annual Accounts 1837-93

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Pensax C E School
Admission registers - 1878 - 1959 - Ref: BA 10548/3 (i) (ii)
Log book - 1873 - 1984 - Ref: BA 10548/1 (i) (ii), 2 (i)

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.


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

PENSAX, a chapelry in the parish of LINDRIDGE, lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, but locally in the upper division of the hundred of Doddingtree, county of WORCESTER, 6 miles (S. W.) from Bewdley, containing 574 inhabitants. Coal is obtained in the neighbourhood.

Last Updated: 30/10/2016