O.S. Ref: SO755551
On the north bank of the River Teme, 5½ miles west of Worcester along the A44

Parish Church

St. Mary Magdalene, Church Lane

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Peculiar jurisdiction of the Prior & Chapter of Worcester (until 1851), Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester (1851 - *) [1] [25]


In Lower Oswaldslow, though locally in Upper Doddingtree [11] [25] [44] [28]

Poor Law Union

Martley [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1676-1963 [5]
  Marriages 1676-1963 [5]
  Burials 1676-1975 [5]
  Banns 1824-1966 [5]
Transcripts General 1676-1812 [27]
Originals Marriages M1679-1992 [12]
  Banns 1755-1811 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1612-1700 (55%)

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St.Mary Magdalene

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Mary Magdalene

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St.Mary Magdalene

At Society of Genealogists [59]
BROADWAS ON TEME (St. Mary Magdalen) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 13 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 13 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1994 Author Broadwas on Teme Womens Institute (trans.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St.Mary Magdalene Church see:

For a War Memorial to Donald Francis O'Callaghan Brodie at St.Mary Magdalene Church see:

For a War Memorial to Greswolde Williams at St.Mary Magdalene Church see:

For a War Memorial to John Michael Dermer Vincent at St.Mary Magdalene Church see:

For the names included on a WW1 Roll of Honour at St.Mary Magdalene 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]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1676-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Manor books 18th and 19th cents; Broadwas and Doddenham: Manor court books (draft) 1812-1907

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Rate books 1836-37, 1850, 1852-58
Valuation list 1894
Tithe commutation books 1881-1918
Overseers receipt & payment books 1836-48
Vestry minute book 1833-53

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.

Other Sources

The Sheldons; being some account of the Sheldon family of Worcestershire & Warwickshire - Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1936 - Author: Barnard, E A B Society of Genealogists


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

BROADWAS, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, though locally in the upper division of the hundred of Doddingtree, county of WORCESTER, 6½ miles (W.) from Worcester, containing 272 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £ 10. 9.2 and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. The river Teme runs through the parish.

Last Updated: 10/10/2016