Church Lench


O.S. Ref: SP024513
Near the Warwickshire border of the county, 5 miles north of Evesham
Ab Lench is a hamlet of Church Lench, formerly a chapelry to Fladbury. Atch Lench, 1 mile S.E. & Sheriff's Lench 1½ miles S.W. are hamlets [57]

Parish Church

All Saints

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Church Lench in Upper Halfshire; Atch Lench & Sherriff's Lench in Lower Blackenhurst [28]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Rous Lench; Salford Priors (Warwickshire); Harvington; Norton; Fladbury; Bishampton; Abberton [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1692-1987 [5]
  Marriages 1702-1988 [5]
  Burials 1702-1965 [5]
  Banns 1755-98, 1824-1903 [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1707-1812 [27] [20]
Originals Banns 1823-1972 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1615 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1615-1700 (70%)

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Worcestershire Parish Registers Marriages Vol.1 - Church Lench 1702-1812, Rous Lench 1539-1811, Elmbridge 1570-1812

At Society of Genealogists [68]
CHURCH LENCH : Marriages 1702-1812: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1901 Author Phillimore, W P W ed. Author Carter, W F ed.

Marriages 1702-1812 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]

At [FreeREG]
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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: Marriages: 1702-1812

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

All Saints

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
All Saints

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
All Saints

At Society of Genealogists [59] :-
CHURCH LENCH : 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) CHURCH LENCH (All Saints) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 10 IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 10 Published : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1989 Author Bushell, L C (transcriptions) Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions) ed. Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at All Saints 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 1702-1951 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Atch Lench: Proceedings of manorial court of Acche lenche (in Evesham Abbey Court Book) 1543; Court roll 1664-1701

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

Other days, other ways; being some reminiscences of the late G F Bomford [1837-1933] of Atch Lench : in Family history tracts, vol. 42 IN: Family history tracts, vol. 42 Published Evesham : The Journal Press, 1934 Author Bomford, Frances E Author Barnard, E A B ed. Source D: J T Whitley Society of Genealogists

Last Updated: 12/10/2016