Cofton Hackett

Descriptive Notes

Sometimes "Coston Hackett"


Chapelry in Northfield Ancient Parish. It had separate civil identity early and was a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1866. Ecclesiastically refounded in 1871 [25]


O.S. Ref: SP012753 
Stands at the foot of the Lickey Hills 1 mile north of Barnt Green

Parish Church

St. Michael

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1919, when transferred to the Archdeaconry & Diocese of Birmingham [5] [25]


Upper Halfshire [28] [11] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Kings Norton; Alvechurch; Bromsgrove [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1549-1972 [5]
  Marriages 1580-1979 [5]
  Burials 1588-1979 [5]
Originals Banns 1754-1811, 1918-71 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1550-1627
  Marriages 1580-1619
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1611-1700 (65%)

Register Copies

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]
Christenings 1550-54, 1601-27 Marriages 1580 & 1600-19 Burials 1582 & 1597-1626

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St. Michael

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St. Michael

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St. Michael

At Society of Genealogists [59]
COFTON HACKETT (St. Michael & All Angels) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 15 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 15 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, Nd. Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions)Source D: Birmingham & Midland Soc. for Genealogy & Heraldry

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Michael & All Angels 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]

1871 census Greater Birmingham (part) plus Budbrooke, Dunchurch & Leamington surname & folio index plus images of the folios for pieces RG 10/2968-2974, 3076-3086, 3088-3089, 3119, 3134-3160 & 3187-3193 [CD-ROM] - Published Birmingham Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2004 - Author: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry Society of Genealogists

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1554-1960 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Overseers of the poor account book 1777-1836
Highway rate books 1813-33, 1839-52
List of constables, churchwardens & overseers with details of the sums they handed over at the end of their term of office 1729-70
Churchwardens accounts 1836-70
Church rate book 1866-68
Register of apprentices & apprenticeship indentures 1811-18
3 notices to constables re meetings to appoint surveyors of highways and to licence inns, alehouses & victualling houses 1833-4
Copy of inclosure award & plan 1831. Scale 1":2 chains & plan 1840 Scale 1":10 chains

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Cofton Hackett C E School
Log book - 1917-27 - Ref: BA 8477/8

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: 13/10/2016