Crabbs Cross


Crabbs Cross was a mission church licensed in 1896 & came within Feckenham. A parish of Astwood Bank with Crabbs Cross was formed c1950.[5]
Now forms part of the parish of Redditch.[5]


O.S. Ref: SP042644
About 3 miles S.W. of Redditch town centre on the A441

Parish Church

St. Peter, Littlewoods, Crabbs Cross, Redditch - a daughter church in Astwood Bank parish

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Diocese of Worcester

Poor Law Union


Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1906-74 [5]
  Marriages 1951-69 [5]
Originals Banns 1950-1962 [12]


See Redditch Nonconformists

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Redditch (St. George), Headless Cross (St. Luke) & Crabbs Cross (St. Peter)

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Redditch (St. George), Headless Cross (St. Luke) & Crabbs Cross (St. Peter)

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
Redditch (St. George), Headless Cross (St. Luke) & Crabbs Cross (St. Peter) : Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 13 [Typescript.] - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry - Author: Farmer, G R

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:

1851 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1851-81 Stratford Upon Avon Library

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Crabbs Cross C P School
Log book Boys' (later mixed school) - 1901 - 35 - Ref: BA 5189
Log book Girls - 1908 - 29 - Ref: BA 5189

Crabbs Cross Council School (later known as Crabbs Cross Junior and Infants' School)
Log book - Infants' Dept - 1903 - 68 - Ref: BA 8203
Log book - Mixed Dept(later known as Junior Dept) - 1935 - 68 - Ref: BA 8203
Note This school is now called Harry Taylor First School

Crabbs Cross Evening Continuation School
Log book - 1894 - 1906 - Ref: BA 931/10

Crabbs Cross Infants School
Log book - 1880 - 1903 - Ref: BA 931/7

Crabbs Cross Mixed School
Log book - Boys - 1878 - 1901 - Ref: BA 931/9
Log book - Girls - 1877 - 1908 - Ref: BA 931/8

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: 25/01/2016