Church Honeybourne

Descriptive Notes

Also known as Church Honeybourne with Poden


Ancient Parish [25]
Including a chapel at Cow Honeybourne. Cow Honeybourne, in Gloucestershire (Kiftsgate Hundred), enjoyed separate civil identity early in Gloucestershire and was ecclesiastically united early to Church Honeybourne. The union was reaffirmed 1885, so that this parish ecclesiastically was called 'Church Honeybourne with Cow Honeybourne'. Church Honeybourne abolished civilly in 1953 to help create Honeybourne Civil Parish [25]


O.S. Ref: SP120440
5 miles east of Evesham along the B4035

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1919, Archdeaconry & Diocese of Gloucester (1919 - *) [25]


Upper Blackenhurst [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Pebworth (Gloucestershire); Mickleton (Gloucestershire); Weston Subedge (Gloucestershire); Aston Subedge (Gloucestershire); Saintbury (Gloucestershire); Bretforton; South Littleton; North & Middle Littleton [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1673-1948 [5]
  Marriages 1560-1986 [5]
  Burials 1673-1922 [5]
  Banns 1759-1807 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1673-1742, 1744-1812 [27]
  Marriages 1673-1742, 1744-58,
plus 1816, 1823, 1824, 1832
Marriage licences 1581-1720
  Burials 1673-1812 [27]
Originals Banns 1930-42 [12]


The registers include the parish of Cow Honeybourne

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1614 Worcestershire Archives [22]
Transcripts: 1611-39 [27]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1673-1812
  Marriages 1581-1832
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1614-1641; 1660-1661; 1674-1700 (54%)

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68]
HONEYBOURNE : Christenings 1614-29, Marriages 1611-39, Burials 1625-26 (Bishops' Transcripts) [Typescript.] Published , Nd.

A Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]t
Christenings 1673-1812 Marriages 1673-1758 Burials 1673-1812

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Society of Genealogists [59] :-
CHURCH HONEYBOURNE : Monumental Inscriptions: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcriptions)

HONEYBOURNE (Cemetery) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1992 Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions) Author Bushell, L C Source D: BMSGH

HONEYBOURNE (St. Ecgwin) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1992 Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions) Author Bushell, L C Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a war memorial at St. Ecgwin's Church see:

Census Records

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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]

1851 Gloucestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogists:-

Gloucestershire 1851 census [CD-ROM.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS 2001 - Author: Gloucestershire FHS (comp)

Gloucestershire 1851 Census index & transcription, vol. 24 : HO 107/2044; HO 107/2074; HO 107/2076 (parts) - North East Gloucestershire [parishes in cross county districts - Evesham, Stratford on Avon & Shipston on Stour registration districts]: Index to the 1851 Census for Gloucestershire [Microfiche.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS, 1999 - Author: Gloucestershire FHS (comp.)

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1666-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Map of the Manor of Poden 1652

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Register of services 1945-60
Parochial Church Council Accounts 1952-69
Chapel Cow Honeybourne Inclosure award 1778
Chapel Honeybourne Poor Relief Book 1784-1836


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

HONEYBOURNE (CHURCH), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of BLACKENHURST, county of WORCESTER, 4 miles (N. W. by N.) from Chipping-Campden, containing, with Poden, 136 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Cow-Honeybourne, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in-the king's books at £6. 4.4 ½ and in the patronage of Mrs. Williams. The church, dedicated to St. Egwin, has a plain tower surmounted by a spire : it was esteemed the mother church in the Vale of Evesham at the dissolution of the abbey There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists.

Last Updated: 23/10/2016