Civil Parish [25]
Created in 1894 from that part of Welford Ancient Parish in Warwickshire. Welford was previously in Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, but was thereafter entirely Gloucestershire. Part of Bickmarsh transferred in 1931 to Dorsington Ancient Parish, as that Gloucestershire parish was transferred to be in Warwickshire. The remainder was transferred to be "Bickmarsh" parish in Worcestershire.[25]


O.S. Ref: SP106498
2 miles S.S.E. of Bidford-on-Avon

Poor Law Union

Stratford on Avon [25]

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 61 71 81 Stratford Upon Avon Library
1841 – 91 1901 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office



An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

BICKMERSH, a hamlet in that part of the parish of WELFORD which is in the Stratford division of the hundred of BARLICHWAY, county of WARWICK, 5¾ miles (S. by E.) from Alcester, containing, with Little Dorsington, 61 inhabitants.

Last Updated: 16/07/2013