Bredon's Norton

Descriptive Notes

Also known as Norton by Bredon


Chapel in Bredon Ancient Parish. It was perhaps a separate parish by 1300 but its separate status was not sustained. It was a separate Civil Parish by 1866 [25]


O.S. Ref: SO931390
1 mile N.W. of Bredon along the B4080

Parish Church

There is a chapel of ease to Bredon at Bredon's Norton

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Peculiar of the incumbent [1]


Oswaldslow [15]

Poor Law Union

Tewkesbury [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Eckington; Kemerton (Gloucestershire); Bredon; Twyning (Gloucestershire); Strensham [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1813-1962 [5]
  Marriages 1754-1963 [5]
  Burials 1813-1963 [5]
  Banns 1754-1812, 1824-1963 [5]
Originals Banns 1824-1978 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1813-1877
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1612-1692

Register Copies

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: Christenings: 1612-1700 (BT's) Marriages: 1612-1700 (BT's) Burials: 1612-1700 (BT's)

Further records may have been added since this posting

War Memorials

For a Memorial commemorating William John Miles at Bredon Norton Church see:

For a War Memorial at Bredon Norton Church commemorating those who fell in World War1 see:

Census Records

Access to all the censuses between 1841 and 1901 is now widely available on the library edition of at most record offices. You are strongly advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.
The website offers access to the 1911 census. This is a Subscription or PayAsYouGo site.
Many commercial organisations have issued CDs and DVDs covering all the censuses from 1841 to 1901.

Some repositories offer census details on microfiche as listed below:
1841 51 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1891 Gloucestershire Archives

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1813-91 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Overseers accounts 1719-1848
Chapel wardens accounts 1832-40

Other Sources

Bredon hill & its villages Published 1968 Author Lloyd, R H Edition 3rd edn Source D: L Weinstein Society of Genealogists


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

NORTON by BREDON, a chapelry in the parish of BREDON, middle division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 4½ miles (N.E. by N.) from Tewkesbury, containing 199 inhabitants.

Last Updated: 10/10/2016