Ancient Parish [25]
Originally a chapelry in Overbury Ancient Parish. A separate parish by 1535. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO794342
5 miles S.W. of Upton-upon-Severn, near the Gloucestershire border

Parish Church

St. Faith

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Peculiar of the Dean & Chapter of Worcester [1] [25]


A detached part of Lower Oswaldslow, locally in Lower Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Upton-upon-Severn [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Castlemorton; Birtsmorton; Longdon; Pendock; Eldersfleld; Redmarley D'Abitot, Bromsberrow (GLS); Eastnor (HEF) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1698-1871 [5]
  Marriages 1698-1973 [5]
  Burials 1698-1972 [5]
  Banns 1754-1812 [5]
Originals Banns 1823-48 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1611-1700 (66%)

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68]
Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1611-1700 (Bishops' Transcripts) [Microfilm] - Published: Genealogical Society of Utah

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:

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: Christenings: 1698-1871 Marriages: 1698-1923 Burials:1698-1919

Further records may have been added since this posting

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Faith'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:
1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]


Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1698-1900 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Presentments and other papers 17th-18th cent

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:

BERROW, a parish in a detached part of the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, locally in the lower division of the hundred of Pershore, county of WORCESTER, 6 miles (S. W.) from Upton upon Severn, containing 464 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £7.18.4 and endowed with £1200 parliamentary grant. The church is dedicated to St. Faith.

Last Updated: 08/10/2016