Descriptive Notes

One of England's greatest composers, Sir Edward Elgar was born in Lower Broadheath. His birthplace is now a museum, managed by The Elgar Foundation and Birthplace Trust.


Ecclesiastical & Civil Parish [25]
The ecclesiastical parish was created in 1910 from Hallow Ecclesiastical Parish , Wichenford Ancient Parish & Worcester St John in Bedwardine Ancient Parish. The Civil Parish was created in 1952 from Cotheridge Ancient Parish, North Hallow Civil Parish & Worcester St John Bedwardine County Civil Parish. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO810572
3 miles N.W. of Worcester, along the B4204

Parish Church

Christchurch, Jct Martley Rd.(B4204) & Church Lane

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [11] [25]


Lower Oswaldslow [11] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

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    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1910-58 [5]
  Marriages 1910-74 [5]
Originals Banns 1910-42, 1943-69 [12]

Some baptisms pre 1958 are said to have been entered at Hallow [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1917 Worcestershire Archives [22]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a WW1 memorial at Christ Church see:

For the names of those included on a WW2 memorial at Christ Church see:
For the names of those included on a WW1 Roll of Honour at Broadheath Village Hall see:

For the names of those included on a WW2 Roll of Honour at Broadheath Village Hall 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, 1851 (Part) 1871 81 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

For part of the 1851 returns see Cotheridge
For the 1881 returns see Cotheridge & Hallow

Schools Records

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.

Last Updated: 10/10/2016