Ecclesiastical Parish [25]
Bradley was formerly a chapelry annexed to Fladbury. An ecclesiastical parish was formed with Stock in 1866 and is known as Stock and Bradley. It was a separate Civil Parish in 1866. [5]


O.S. Ref: SO986602
6½ miles east of Droitwich along the B4090 & 5 miles S.W. of Redditc

Parish Church

St. John Baptist

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Peculiar of the incumbent [1] Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Middle Oswaldslow [11] [25

Poor Law Union

Droitwich [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Hanbury; Feckenham; Inkberrow; Dormston [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1562-1963 [5]
  Marriages 1565-1962 [5]
  Burials 1564-1963 [5]
  Banns 1895-1963 [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1630-1812 [27] [20]
Originals Christenings 1562-1991 [12]
  Marriages 1562-1993 [12]
  Burials 1564-1992 [12]
  Banns 1754-94 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

See Feckenham

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1719-1875
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1612-1640; 1660-1700 (75%)

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1613-1874 Burials 1826-1840
Worcestershire Parish Registers Marriages Vol.1 - Shipston on Stour 1571-1812, Tidmington 1693-1812, Bradley 1630-1812

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]
Marriages 1630-1812

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
BRADLEY : Marriages 1630-40 (BTs), 1645, 1656-1812: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1901 Author Phillimore, W P W ed. Author Carter, W F ed.

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: 1678-1812

Further records may have been added since this postin

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St.John the Baptist

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St John the Baptist
St John the Baptist and Stock Green Baptist Chapel

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St.John the Baptist

At Society of Genealogists [59]
St. John the Baptist / Stock Green Chapel: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 [Typescript.] - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1986 - Authors: Farmer, G R & Bushell, L (trans.)

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

Burial1813-40 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Compotus rolls 1524-5

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Bradley - Churchwardens & church fund accounts 1843-1903;
Vestry minutes 1863-1912
Stock & Bradley- Inclosure award 2 Jul 1830

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Priest Bridge Council School
Admission register - 1876 - 1913 - Ref: BA 3751/14
Attendance Sub-Committee, signed minutes - 1904 - 36 - Ref: BA 931/16
Log book - 1943 - 67 - Ref: BA 5128
Log books (3 vols) - 1876 - 1943 - Ref: BA 3751/1 - 3
School reports and other papers - 1881 - 1936 - Ref: BA 3751/15 - 16
Summary registers (3 vols) - 1932 - 46 - Ref: BA 3751/11 - 13

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:

BRADLEY, a chapelry in the parish of FLADBURY, middle division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 6¾ miles (E.S.E.) from Droitwich, containing, with the hamlet of Stock, 208 inhabitants.

Last Updated: 24/01/2016