O.S. Ref: SO990518
5 miles N.E. of Pershore

Parish Church

St. James

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Middle Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1599-1962 [5]
  Marriages 1629-1962 [5]
  Burials 1600-1963 [5]
  Banns 1825-83 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1599-1949 [27]
  Marriages 1603-1949 [27]
  Burials 1600-1949 [27]
Originals Banns 1884-1982 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1616 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1738-1875
  Marriages 1754-1880
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1616-1700 (62%)

Register Copies

BISHAMPTON : Christenings 1599-1949, Marriages 1603-1949, Burials 1600-1949; memorandum 1870 [Typescript.] Published , Nd. Society of Genealogists [68]

BISHAMPTON : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1616-1700 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd. Society of Genealogists [68]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St James

Worcestershire Archives [51]
St James

At Society of Genealogists [59]
BISHAMPTON (St. James) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1989 Author Bushell, L (trans.) Author Farmer, G R (trans.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. James's Church see:
For the names of those included on Bishampton 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]


Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1884 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Churchwardens accounts 1731-1934
Overseers accounts 1777-1819, 1829-39
Overseers receipt & payment book 1859, 1883, 1885
Valuation list (late 19th cent)

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Bishampton School
Log book - 1868 - 1901 - Ref: BA 3854/2
Log book - 1918 - 29 - Ref: BA 531/2

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:

BISHAMPTON, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 5½ miles (N.E. by N.) from Pershore, containing 374 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £7. 9. 9½ endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Worcester. The church is dedicated to St. Peter.

Last Updated: 09/10/2016