Wyre Piddle


A township in Fladbury Ancient Parish. A separate Civil Parish in 1866.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO961473
1½ miles N.E. of Pershore & 10 miles S.E. of Worcester on the A4538

Parish Church

St. Anne, a chapelry of St John the Baptist, Fladbury
At one time there seemed to be some ambiguity concerning the Church's dedication. In a book of monumental inscriptions held at Worcestershire Library and History Centre there are two lists, for the same church. One list shows the church dedicated to St. Thomas. However, at the time of the survey the church had not been dedicated to a saint. The church is now dedicated to St. Anne [51]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Peculiar of the incumbent. [1]


Middle Oswaldslow [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Fladbury; Wick; Pershore Holy Cross; Pinvin [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

    Coverage Source
Microform at WLHC Christenings 1671-1971 [5]
  Marriages 1670-1837 [5]
  Burials 1670-1812 [5]
  Banns 1754-1818 [5]

Some entries are included in Fladbury registers.[5]

Bishops' Transcripts

At Worcestershire Library and History Centre [22]
Begin 1615

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1716-1871
  Marriages 1716-1837

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68]
WYRE PIDDLE : Christenings 1716-1812, Marriages 1716-1837, banns 1754-1818; chapel wardens accounts 1803-1904 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967 WYRE PIDDLE : Christenings 1813-1971 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984 Acc. no. 63209b Location Lower library Shelf mark Mf 2220 or 3524


At Worcestershire Library and History Centre [30]
Christenings 1838-1966. Baptisms 1838-1966 are subject to a 50 year access restriction.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Thomas (now dedicated to St Anne)

At Worcestershire Library and History Centre [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
WYRE PIDDLE (St. Thomas) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 8 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 8 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1989 Author Bushell, L (transcription.) Author Farmer, G R (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on Wyre Piddle War Memorial 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 Library and History Centre, 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 Library and History Centre [14]

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Record Office [50]
Wyre Piddle, Fladbury: Court rolls 1621, 1648, 1674, 1712-13, 1717/8, 1748, 1770

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Library and History Centre [13]
Churchwardens accounts 1803-1904

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Record Office:
Wyre Piddle C E School
Log books - 1871-1958 - Ref: BA 2305

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:

WYRE-PIDDLE, a chapelry in the parish of FLADBURY, middle division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 1¾ mile (N. E. by E.) from Pershore, containing 178 inhabitants.

Last Updated: 10/11/2016