Ancient Parish [25]
In 1894 the civil part in the urban district was created a unnamed Civil Parish. [25] (See entry for Unnamed Parish 1)


O.S. Ref: SP066697
2½ miles N.E. of the centre of Redditch along the B4101

Parish Church

St Leonard, Church Hill, Beoley

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Upper Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Kings Norton (1836-1911) Bromsgrove (1911-30) [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Kings Norton; Wythall; Solihull (Warwickshire); Shirley (Warwickshire); Tanworth (Warwickshire); Ullenhall (Warwickshire); Oldberrow; Studley (Warwickshire); Ipsley (Warwickshire); Redditch; Alvechurch [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1970 [5]
  Marriages 1538-1964 [5]
  Burials 1538-1970 [5]
Originals Christenings 1538-1992 [12]
  Marriages 1538-1996 [12]
  Banns 1815-72, 1893-1994 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1622 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1622-1700; 1771-1875
  Marriages 1754-1875

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Bishops' Transcripts 1868

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
BEOLEY : Christenings & Burials 1813-1970, Marriages 1754-1964 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970

BEOLEY : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1538-1812; accounts 1726-41 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970

BEOLEY : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1622-1700 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Leonard

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St Leonard

At Society of Genealogists [59]
BEOLEY (St. Leonard) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 3 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 3 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1983 Author Wheatcroft, Wyn et al. (trans.)

War Memorials

For the names of those included on Beoley 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,, 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]
1851-81 Redditch Library

At Society of Genealogists :
1871 census Greater Birmingham (part) plus Budbrooke, Dunchurch & Leamington surname & folio index plus images of the folios for pieces RG 10/2968-2974, 3076-3086, 3088-3089, 3119, 3134-3160 & 3187-3193 [CD-ROM] - Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2004
Worcestershire 1851 census index HO 107/2048 : Kings Norton registration district - Kings Norton sub-district [Microfiche.] - Published , 1998 - Author: Friend, A F (trans.)


Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial1660-1862 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Schools Records

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:

BEOLEY, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 7½ miles (E. by S.) from Bromsgrove, containing 640 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £7- 16. 10½ and in the patronage of W. Holmes, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Leonard. Here are some remains of an ancient castle, which belonged successively to the noble families of Mortimer, Beauchamp and Holland. In the reign of Charles I the manor was the property of Ralph Sheldon., a distinguished royalist, whose mansion was burnt, to prevent its falling into the possession of the parliamentarians.

Last Updated: 08/10/2016