Ancient Parish [25]
Abolished ecclesiastically in 1669 to help create Mamble with Bayton Ecclesiastical Parish [25]


O.S. Ref: SO692733
On the Shropshire border of the county, 9 miles west of Kidderminster
Clows Top is a hamlet 1 mile S.E. of Bayton, partly in this parish & partly in Mamble. [57]

Parish Church

St. Bartholomew, Bayton
Also Clows Top Mission Rooms at O.S. Ref: SO713713

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Salop, Diocese of Hereford. Bayton was transferred from the Diocese of Hereford to the Diocese of Worcester in 1919 [5] [25]


Lower Doddingtree [11]

Poor Law Union

Cleobury Mortimer [3]

Adjoining Parishes

Cleobury Mortimer (Shropshire); Rock; Mamble; Neen Sollars (Shropshire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1564-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1564-1964 [5]
  Burials 1591-1965 [5]
  Banns 1754-1823, 1824-1964 [5]
Transcripts General 1564-1812 [27]
Originals Marriages 1564-1995 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

At Herefordshire Record Office

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1564-1877
  Marriages 1564-1885
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings ? - 1638; 1661-1863
  Marriages 1661-1843

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Bayton (with Mamble) Early reg Baptisms Marriages and Burials 1564-1740, 1683-1711, Baptisms 1710-1812, Marriages 1712-1754, Burials 1710-1812, Marriages 1754-1812, Banns 1756-1823

Bayton Baptisms 1813-1965, Marriages 1813-1965, Burials 1813-1965, Banns 1824-1965,

Society of Genealogists [68]
BAYTON : Christenings(I) 1710-1877 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974 Author Genealogical Society of Utah (trans.)

BAYTON : Christenings & Burials 1661-1858, Marriages 1661-1843 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Bartholomew

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St Bartholomew

At Society of Genealogists :-
BAYTON : Monumental Inscriptions: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (trans.)

BAYTON (St. Bartholomew) : Monumental Inscriptions : Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 16 IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 16 Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 1998 Author Bewdley Historical Research Group (trans.)

War Memorials

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

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at Bayton Church of England School see:

For a War Memorial to William Benjamin Crane Cawood at St Bartholomew's Church see:

For a WW1 Roll of Honour at St Bartholomew'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,, 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 51 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1851-1901 Shropshire Archives
1851-1901 Ludlow Library
Shropshire 1891 census returns: Cleobury Mortimer registration district RG 12/2091-2092 [Microfilm.] - London Public Record Office 2003 Society of Genealogists


Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1899 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Chief rent roll 1731

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Bayton School
Log book - 1871 - 1910 - Ref: BA 6136

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:

BAYTON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 1¾ mile (S.E. by S.) from Cleobury-Mortimer, containing 466 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, united to that of Mamble, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £5. 0. 2½ endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew.

Last Updated: 06/10/2016