Descriptive Notes

Salwarpe Court, a Tudor timber-framed manor, standing close to the Church, was once the home of the Talbot family, enthusiastic royalist and supporters of both Charles I and Charles II.


Ancient Parish [25]
Included the hamlet of Chawson. Chawson became a separate Civil Parish in 1894 as the 'Unnamed' Civil Parish, being the part of Salwarpe in Droitwich Municipal Borough. (See entry for Unnamed Parish 2).[25]


O.S. Ref: SO874621
2 miles S.W. of Droitwich along the A38 Droitwich to Worcester road. Turn off by the public house, The Copcut Elm, along Copcut Lane for about 1 mile.

Parish Church

St. Michael and All Angels

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Upper Halfshire [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Droitwich [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1666-1968 [5]
  Marriages 1667-1993 [5]
  Burials 1666-1968 [5]
  Banns 1824-1906 [5]
Originals Christenings C1666-1977 [12]
  Marriages B1666-1993 [12]
  Banns 1754-1811, 1824-1969 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1608 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1608-1812
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1813-1875 (100%)

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1666-1913

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
SALWARPE : Christenings 1666-1870, Marriages 1667-1968, banns 1754-1811, Burials 1666-1909 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968

SALWARPE : Christenings 1870-1968, banns 1824-1906, Burials 1909-68; charities accounts book 1857-1941 & miscellaneous parish documents [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

SALWARPE : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1613-45, 1660-1701 (Bishops' Transcripts, gaps) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998

SALWARPE : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1614-1700 (Bishops' Transcripts) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St.Michael & All Angels

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St.Michael & All Angels

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St.Michael & All Angels
Gravestones in churchyard (1861 microfilm & transcript) Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59] :
SALWARPE (St. Michael & All Angels) : Monumental Inscriptions : Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 16 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 16 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1985 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH.

SALWARPE (St. Michael & All Angels) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 6 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 6 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1987 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (transcription.)

War Memorials

For the names of those included on Salwarpe War Memorial see: War Memorial

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Michael's Church see: St Michael's Church

For the names of those included on a War Memorial for Salwarpe School now in St Michael's Church see: School now in Salwarpe St Michael's Church

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

Burial 1666-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Sermon book 1851-67
Church register of preachers, readers, collections etc 1867-74
Register of sermons, preachers, collections, etc 1876-91
Preachers Book 1884-96
Charities account book 1857-1941
Transcript of the gravestones in churchyard 1861
Communicants registers 1873-1901
Churchwardens accounts of vestry meeting minutes 1873-1936
Parochial church council meeting minutes 1920-30, 1940-6
Vestry meeting minutes 1926-30, 1940-3
Church Account book 1936-45
Diary & commonplace book re: events in parish (late 19th cent) - 1951
Salwarpe Home Guard scrap book 1940-45
Illuminated address presented to Lieut. W.Gray 1944
Apprenticeship indentures & other poor law papers 18th & 19th cent

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Salwarpe C E School [Mixed and Infants]
Admission Register - 1913 - 1956 - Ref: BA 4016
Log books - 1888 - 1956 - Ref: BA 1986

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 Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

SALWARPE, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of WORCESTER, 2 ½ miles (W. S. W.) from Droitwich, containing 462 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the arcdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £14. 14. 7. The Rev. J.V.Vashon was patron in 1808. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, exhibits portions in the Norman, and in the decorated and later styles of English architecture. The Droitwich canal passes through the parish. Thomas Trimmell bequeathed £24 per annum for teaching poor children, and. repairing the church; but the charity commissioners report it as lost. A small Benedictine priory, a cell to the abbey of Fontevrault, was founded here in the reign of Richard II., the site of which is occupied by an old mansion erected in the time of Henry VIII. Richard Beauchamp, the celebrated Earl of Warwick, was born here, in 1351.

Last Updated: 28/01/2016