Powick

Status

Ancient Parish [25]
Perhaps included the chapel at Bransford, which was either originally or early in Leigh Ancient Parish. Powick was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 from Leigh. [25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SO834515
3 miles south of Worcester on the A449
Pixham is in this parish, 2 miles south. Cleveload is a hamlet 3 miles south. Woodsfield is a hamlet 2 miles S. by W.; Collett's Green, ½ mile west & Bastonford, 1½ miles S.W. are hamlets. [57]
Callow End is a hamlet 1½ miles distant. [11]

Parish Church

St. Peter
Chapel of ease: St. James, Callow End

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]

Hundred

Lower Pershore [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Upton-upon-Severn [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1662-1968 [5]
  Marriages 1663-1957 [5]
  Burials 1662-1962 [5]
  Banns 1927-62 [5]
Transcripts Marriages M1663-1983 [27]
  General G1654-1731 [27]
Originals Burials
Powick Lunatic Asylum
1901-1947 [12]
  Banns 1754-1812, 1823-19[25],
1927-68
[12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

Transcripts at Worcestershire Archives:1611-45 [27]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

[19]

    Coverage
Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1771-1875
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1611-1700

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms A-Z 1611-1770

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
POWICK : Christenings 1611-45, 1654-1731, Marriages 1611-45, 1663-1731, Burials 1611-45, 1662-1731 [Typescript.] Published , 1979 Author Allen, Roger M (transcription.) Source D: R M Allen

POWICK : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1611-1700 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Peter's Church see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Powick St Peter's Church

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at Callow End see:
http://http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Callow End War Memorial

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:
1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1891- 1901 Powick Lunatic Asylum Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial1662-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Beauchamp Court otherwise Hollythorne [Holythorn] Green and Powick: Court roll 1686-1714, 1721-80, 1762; Suit rolls 1764-5;
Beauchamps Court: List of tenants 1759-60
Hollythorne Greene and Poyk: Court roll 1597-1608
Pixham: Court roll [1314/15-1327/8], [1663], [1668], 1675 and 1679, 1681-3; Chief rents 1735

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Powick C E (Primary) School
Log books - 1862 - 1898 - Ref: BA 5155
Log books - 1898 - 1922 - Ref: BA 5631
A handlist of other records of schools and of other educational establishments held by Worcestershire Archives for this parish can be found here.

Other Sources

The George Marshall Medical Museum in Worcester has scanned and indexed records from Powick Lunatic Asylum in conjunction with the University of Birmingham. This archive can be searched at http://medicalmuseum.org.uk/archive.aspx

Stanbrook Abbey : a sketch of its history, 1625-1925 Published London : Burns & Oates Ltd., 1925 Author Anon. Society of Genealogists

Directories

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

POWICK, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 2¾ miles (S. S. W.) from Worcester, comprising the chapelry of Clieveload, and the hamlet of Woodsfield, and containing, exclusively of a part of the chapelry of Bransford, which is in this parish, 1452 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, with the curacy of Mordeford annexed, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £10. 2. 7, and in the patronage of the Earl of Coventry. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Lawrence. The river Teme is here crossed by an ancient bridge, a short distance below which it falls into the Severn. In December 1642, an action was fought near this place, between the parliamentarian troops under Colonel Sandes, and the royalists under Prince Rupert and Prince Maurice, in which the former were defeated, and the colonel was mortally wounded.

Last Updated: 13/11/2012