Ancient Parish [25]
Originally a chapel to Evesham Abbey. It was a separate parish at the Dissolution.[25]


O.S. Ref: SP068423
About 3 miles S.E. of Evesham on the A44

Parish Church

St. John the Baptist

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Upper Blackenhurst [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Bengeworth; Badsey; Broadway; Childswickham (Gloucestershire); Hinton on the Green (Gloucestershire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1967 [5]
  Marriages 1556-1954 [5]
  Burials 1538-1966 [5]
  Banns 1826-1945 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1538-1784 [27]
  Marriages 1536-1653, 1662-1784 [27]
  Burials 1538-1784 [27]
Originals Banns Listed with Aldington [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1701-1875
  Marriages 1700-1882
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1613-1700 (60%)

Register Copies

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]
Christenings 1538-1784 Marriages 1556-1784 Burials 1538-1784

At Society of Genealogists [68]
WICKHAMFORD : Christenings 1538-1929, 1945-67, Marriages 1556-1954, banns 1826-1945, Burials 1538-1790, 1814-1966; surveyors accounts book 1774-1876, census notes, church rate book & other accounts 1859-89 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

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: Burials: 1538-1849

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St.John the Baptist

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St.John the Baptist

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St.John the Baptist

At Society of Genealogists [59]
WICKHAMFORD (St. John the Baptist) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1988 Author Bushell, L (transcription.) Author Farmer, G (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

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

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at Wickhamford Village Hall see:

For a War Memorial for Robert Neale Menteth Bailey at St John the Baptist'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 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]

A transcription of the 1911 census appears on www.badsey.net/history

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1538-1850 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Court book 1632-50; Court rolls 1675, 1689-92, 1695, 1697-9, 1704, 1706 and 1710

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Surveyor's costs 1774-1825
Census notes 1851
Churchwardens & other accounts 1859-89
Overseers of the poor accounts 1848-67
Vestry meeting minutes 1854-1919
Assessments for the relief of the poor 1857-70
Parish receipts & expenditure on the highways in the Evesham area 1870
Notices to churchwardens & overseers of the poor 1870-1

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Wickhamford, Badsey & Aldington National School
See Badsey, Aldington & Wickhamford National School

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.

Wickhamford children attended school in Badsey. Transcriptions of late 19th century and early 20th century admissions registers appear on www.badsey.net/history. “Heads and Tales: A History of Badsey Schools” by Maureen Spinks, published by The Badsey Society, 2004 describes the history of schools in Badsey from 1854. See http://www.badsey.net/bsp/ [81]

Other Sources

Valuation Office Survey Records - Between the years 1910 and 1915, a comprehensive survey of land ownership in England and Wales was undertaken, the like of which had not been seen since the Domesday Book of 1086. The survey (sometimes referred to as the “New Domesday”) was conducted by the Board of Inland Revenue Valuation Office under the Finance (1909-10) Act, 1910. Three series of records relating to the survey survive, two at Worcestershire Archives and one at The National Archives:
The Valuation précis (also known as Domesday Books, but properly entitled “Duties on Land Values”), prepared by the Inspector of Taxes. The books contain entries for each hereditament in England and Wales, providing basic information relative to the valuation of the property, including the valuation assessment number, map reference, owner, occupier, situation, description and extent. The original documents may be viewed at Worcestershire Archives: BA 8585, Parcel 1, Reference 009:5, No 6 (Aldington, Badsey, Wickhamford) and BA 8585, Reference 009:5, Parcel 1, No 22 (Offenham – for Blackminster which is now part of Badsey).

The Field Books, the next series in order of compilation, were prepared by the Valuation Office, and normally contain all the information about individual hereditaments to be found in the Domesday Books plus, in some instances, additional details descriptive of the premises. The original documents may be viewed at The National Archives in series IR58. Maps associated with the Field Books may be viewed at IR 129.

The Forms 37–Land contain information extracted from the Domesday Books, though in a different format. The original documents may be viewed at Worcestershire Archives: BA 8585, 009:5, Parcel 4 (Aldington, Badsey, Wickhamford) and BA 8585, 009:5, Parcel 10 (Offenham – for Blackminster).
A full transcription of the information contained in the above three records may be viewed at www.badsey.net/history/vs, together with details of what the Valuation Survey and why it was conducted. [81]

Tithe and Enclosure Maps – Wickhamford has a Tithe Map dated c1843 which may be viewed on
www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/environment-and-planning/archaeology/information-and-advice/historic-environment-record/tithe-and-inclosure-map-project.aspx which provides on-line access to digitised 18th and 19th century maps in the county. [81]


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

WICKHAMFORD, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of BLACKENHURST, county of WORCESTER, 2¼ miles (E. S. E.) from Evesham, containing 130 inhabitants. The living is a discharged perpetual curacy, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Chancellor of the Cathedral Church of Worcester rated in the king's books at £2. 4. 4½ , endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Christ Church, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Limestone in abundance is obtained in the neighbourhood.

Last Updated: 06/11/2016