Ancient Parish [25]
Township of 'Bockleton' in Worcestershire, including in Hereford (Broxash Hundred) the hamlet of Hampton Charles.
Hampton Charles became a separate Civil Parish in 1866 in Hereford, so that 'Bockleton' was entirely Worcestershire thereafter.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO593614
4 miles south of Tenbury
Hampton Charles is a hamlet 1 mile south in the Herefordshire portion of the parish. [57]

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Diocese of Hereford [25]


Partly in Broxash, Herefordshire but chiefly in Upper Doddingtree, Worcestershire [44] [11] [28]

Poor Law Union

Tenbury [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Tenbury; Kyre Magna; Stoke Bliss (Herefordshire); Thornbury (Herefordshire); Hatfield (Herefordshire); Pudleston (Herefordshire); Laysters (Herefordshire) [1

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1574-1885 [5]
  Marriages 1574-1850 [5]
  Burials 1574-1963 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1574-1837 [27]
  Marriages 1625-88, 1754-1812 [27]
  Burials 1789-1813 [27]

The registers are said to include entries for Hampton Charles [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Herefordshire Record Office

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1574-1877
  Marriages 1575-1850

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Michael Baptisms and Burials 1574-1885, Marriages 1574-1850

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
BOCKLETON : Christenings 1574-1837, Marriages 1575-1812, Burials 1575-1813 [Typescript.] Published 1967-69 Author Toop, F E M et al. (trans.)

Christenings & Burials 1662, 1846, 1857-71, Marriages 1662-1846 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City, UT (USA) : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978 Author Hereford CRO

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Herefordshire monumental inscriptions index, version 4 [CD-ROM.] - Author: Herefordshire FHS 2005 Society of Genealogists

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Michael's Church see:

For the names of those included on a War Memorial for Bockleton C of E School now at St Michael's Church see:

For a War Memorial to Denys Townsend at St Michael'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]


Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Court Rolls 1658, 1669, 1680, 1712, 1729, 1773, 1783

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Parochial duty book 1813-57
Vestry minutes 1868-91

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Bockleton C E School
Admission registers (3 vols) - 1876 - 1962 - Ref: BA 3764
Log books (3 vols) - 1882 -91, 1900 - 14, 1938 - 62 - Ref: BA 3724

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:

BOCKLETON, a parish partly in the hundred of BROXASH, county of HEREFORD, but chiefly in the upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 5 miles (S.) from Tenbury, containing, with the hamlet of Hampton-Charles, 385 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of John Bleke Lye, Esq., M. D. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. A school, in which about one hundred and seventy boys and girls are instructed, is supported partly by subscription, but chiefly by the Rev T. E. Miller.

Last Updated: 09/10/2016