Bentley Pauncefoot

Descriptive Notes

Also known as Upper & Lower Bentley [11]


Township in Tardebigge Ancient Parish. A separate Civil Parish in 1866 [25]


O.S. Ref:
Upper Bentley SO995664;
Lower Bentley SO982660

Parish Church

St. Mary, Lower Bentley, 5 miles S.E. of Bromsgrove


Upper Halfshire [11]

Poor Law Union

Bromsgrove (soon after 1836-1930) [3]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial for Bentley Pauncefoot School now at Bentley Village Hall 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:
1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]


Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Bentley Pauncefoot C E School
Admission register - 1912 - 58 - Ref: BA 3763
Log book - 1882 - 1919 - Ref: BA 929
Log books (2 vols) - 1919 - 58 - Ref: BA 2279

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.

Last Updated: 08/10/2016