Ancient Parish [25]
Originally a chapel to Worcester Priory but a separate parish at the Dissolution. Abolished ecclesiastically circa 1665 to help create Knightwick with Doddenham Ecclesiastical Parish.[25]


7 miles west of Worcester on the A44

Parish Church

Doddenham and Knightwick are separated by the River Teme. Both parish churches, St Andrew at Doddenham & St Mary at Knightwick, were pulled down in the 19th century. A new St Mary's was built in 1856 on the north side of the river to serve both parishes. To the south of the river the old St Mary's church site was used to build a mortuary chapel in 1879.
O.S. Ref:
Knightwick StMary 2 St.Mary, Knightwick SO734560
Site of St.Andrew, Doddenham SO752563
Mortuary Chapel (at site of old St Mary;s Church, Knightwick) SO728552

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Lower Doddingtree [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Martley [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Martley; Wichenford; Broadwas; Lulsley; Knightwick; Whitbourne (Herefordshire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1539-1855 [5]
  Burials 1538-1695 [5]
Transcripts Marriages M1756-1811
Book is bound with Knightwick
  General G1538-1685, 1695-1812
Book is bound with Knightwick

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1813-1875
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1538-1779
  Marriages 1538-1649 (93%); 1662-1809; 1813-1855

Register Copies

DODDENHAM : Christenings 1538-1649, 1663-66, 1673-1779, Marriages 1539-54, 1564-97, 1614-29, 1637-42, 1666, 1673-1743, 1751, 1760-1809, Burials 1538-39, 1567-68, 1578-79, 1587-90, 1614-49, 1663-66, 1673-95 Published London, 1891 Author Wilson, Joseph Bowstead (transcription.) ed.Society of Genealogists [68]

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 1660-98 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Manor books 18th and 19th cents
Broadwas and Doddenham: Manor Court books (draft) 1812-1907

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Valuation lists 1863-1988
Poor rate books 1862-90
Minute & account book 1814-94
Surveyors Accounts 1818-36
Apprenticeship register 1804-19

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.


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

DODDENHAM, a chapelry in the parish of KNIGHTWICK, lower division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 7¼ miles (W. by N.) from Worcester, containing 252 inhabitants. The chapel is dedicated to St. Andrew.

Last Updated: 25/01/2016