Broughton Hackett


O.S. Ref: SO924546
5 miles east of Worcester along the A422

Parish Church

St. Leonard, Rye Hill

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Upper Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Crowle; Upton Snodsbury; Churchill; Bredicot [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

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    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings C1761-1965 [5]
  Marriages M1759-1962 [5]
  Burials B1762-1965 [5]
  Banns 1759-1961 [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1610 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1761-1875
  Marriages 1611-1700; 1759-1881
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1611-1700 (66%)

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
BROUGHTON HACKETT (St. Leonard) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1986 Author Boaz, J (trans.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a WW1 Memorial at St. Leonard's Church see:

For the names of those included on a WW1 Roll of Service at St. Leonard's Church see:

For a WW2 Memorial to Flt. Sgt. John Tarran at St. Leonard'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]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1965 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index


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

BROUGHTON-HACKETT, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 5½ miles (E.) from Worcester, containing 123 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £8. 1. 0½ and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Leonard. There are some stone pits in this parish, producing specimens in which marine shells are imbedded; these are sus- ceptible of a polish that renders them in appearance not inferior to the Derbyshire marble. A valuable blueish limestone, which supplies the city of Worcester and places adjacent with lime for building and manure, abounds here.

Last Updated: 11/10/2016