Warndon St Nicholas


Ancient Parish [25]
Originally a chapel in Worcester St Helen Ancient Parish. It was a separate parish by 1300


O.S. Ref: SO888569
3 miles N.E. of central Worcester. Off Berkeley Way, Nr. Junction 6, M5

Upper & Lower Smite, 2 miles north, are within the borough of Droitwich. Trotshill is ½ mile south. [57].
Upper & Lower Smite, 2 miles north, detached parts of this parish, were annexed to Hindlip in 1880. [11]

Parish Church

St. Nicholas

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1927, Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1927 - *) [25]


Lower Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Droitwich [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1561-1962 [5]
  Marriages 1567-1951 [5]
  Burials 1563-1962 [5]
  Banns 1757-1804 [5]
Originals Christenings 1561-1985 [12]
  Marriages 1567-1978 [12]
  Burials 1563-1979 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

At Worcestershire Archives [22]
Begin 1612

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1813-1875
  Marriages 1759-1882

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68]
WARNDON : Christenings 1561-1716, 1728-1962, Marriages 1567-1601, 1614-39, 1645-52, 1664-1739, 1759-1951, banns 1757-72, 1791-95, Burials 1563-77, 1582-83, 1597-1962; vestry minutes 1862-1947 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964

At [FreeREG]
Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at: http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

FreeREG is a new project. The database currently contains a few million records only, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database.

The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Christenings: 1813-1962 Marriages: 1813-36

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
WARNDON (St. Nicholas) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1986 Author Farmer, G (transcription.) Author Bushell, L (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Nicholas 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 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:

1841-71 91 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

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


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

WARNDON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 2½ miles (E.N.E.) from Worcester, containing 177 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £10.0.2½ and in the patronage of B. Johnson, Esq., as trustee for R. Berkley, Esq., a Roman Catholic. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. The Birmingham and Worcester canal passes through the parish.

Last Updated: 04/11/2016