Descriptive Notes

Also Birts Morton [57] [44]

Birtsmorton contains one of Worcestershire's most beautiful manors, Birtsmorton Court, nestling in the Malvern foothills. It is a stunning double moated manor house first built in 1241. It is privately owned and used as a venue for weddings, conferences and special events.


O.S. Ref: SO801354
6 to 7 miles east of Ledbury on the A438

Parish Church

St. Peter & St. Paul, Birtsmorton Court Estate

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Lower Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Upton-upon-Severn [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Castle Morton; Longdon; Pendock; Berrow [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1539-1941 [5]
  Marriages 1539-1960 [5]
  Burials 1539-1983 [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1539-1812 [27] [21]
Originals Banns 1841-1987 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1609 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1539-1812
  Marriages 1539-1837

Register Copies

Marriages1539-1812 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
BIRTSMORTON : Marriages 1539-1754, 1763-86, 1797-1804: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1910 Author Phillimore, W P W ed.

BIRTSMORTON : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1609-1700 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

BIRTS MORTON : Marriage (Index) 1651-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

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: Marriages: 1539-1804

Further records may have been added since this posting

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 1650-1812 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Service register 1943-(57)

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Birtsmorton C E School
Admission register - 1922 - 62 - Ref: BA 3826/2
Log books (3 vols) - 1895 - 1962 - Ref: BA 3826/1

Birtsmorton Sunday School
Class register - [20th cent] - Ref: BA 9977/3 (vi)

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:

BIRTS-MORTON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 5¼ miles (S. W.) from Upton upon Severn, containing 230 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king’s books at £7. 8. 1½ and in the patronage of J.Thackwell, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. A charity school was endowed by Samuel Juice, in 1703, for the instruction of boys, a few of whom are clothed by means of a separate fund. The manor-house is an ancient edifice, surrounded by a moat still very perfect.

Last Updated: 24/01/2016