Ancient Parish [25]
Included a chapel at Elmbridge, which was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 and a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1877.
Included a chapel at Westwood Park, which was an extra-parochial in 1178. The chapel had all parochial rights before the Dissolution but rights not sustained thereafter. It was a separate Civil Parish in 1858. Included the area "Dodderhill in Liberties", which was the area of the parish in Droitwich Borough/Municipal Borough and a separate Civil Parish in 1866. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO901637
Dodderhill adjoins Droitwich to the north of the town.
Wychbold is a village, 2 miles N.E. Astwood and Shaw Lane are populous neighbourhoods adjacent to the salt works of John Corbett Esq. at Stoke Prior. Rashwood is 1 mile N.E. by N. [57]

Paper Mills, a detached part of the parish of Hampton Lovett, formerly extra-parochial , it was in 1884 annexed to Dodderhill Ancient Parish, under the Divided Parishes Act of 1876....consists of a water corn mill, previously a paper mill, and 13 acres of formerly belonged to the nunnery of Westwood.[38]

Parish Church

St. Augustine

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Partly in the borough of Droitwich, but chiefly in Upper Halfshire [11] [25] [44] [28]

Poor Law Union

Droitwich [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1651-1963 [5]
  Marriages 1670-1963 [5]
  Burials 1669-1963 [5]
  Banns 1754-76, 1789-1942 [5]
Originals Banns 1754-89, 1789-1823, 1878-1969 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1774-1875
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1613-1641 (70%)

Register Copies

Baptisms 1613 - 1881, Marriages 1613 - 1874 & Burials 1613 - 1849

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Part 1 - Baptisms 1613-1881 surname index in 1.2.18
Part 2 - Marriages 1613-1874 surname index in 1.2.18
Part 3 - Burials 1613-1849 including surname index

At Society of Genealogists [68]
DODDERHILL (St. Augustine) : Christenings & Marriages 1613-42, Christenings 1651-1881, Marriages 1661-1874, Burials 1613-41, 1659-1849 [Microfiche] Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry Nd.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
DODDERHILL (St. Augustine) : Monumental Inscriptions [Microfiche.] Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, Nd. Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (transcription.) Source D: J Todd.

DODDERHILL (St. Augustine) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 6 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 6 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1987 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St.Augustine's 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 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Overseers accounts 1738-1834
Churchwardens accounts 1653-1724
Vestry minutes 1784-1944
Vicarial tithes record 1791-1833

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Rashwood School
Attendance registers - 1936-96 - Ref: BA 12710/(ii) (iii)
Log book - 1972-94 - Ref: BA 12710/(i)
Admission register - 1889-1935 - Ref: BA 1618/20
Infants' Dept. Log book - 1835-1912 - Ref: BA 1618/14
Mixed Dept. Log book -1894-1906 - Ref: BA 1618/15

Dodderhill School
Log books - 1869-94 - Ref: BA 1618/6

Rashwood C P School
Summary attendance registers - 1947-66 - Ref: BA 6331/2
Mixed Dept. - Log books, including HMI reports, newspaper cutting showing scholars in 1904 and photographs of last day of school - 1906-72 - Ref: BA 6331/1
Mixed Dept. - Punishment book - 1901-53 - Ref: BA 6331/2

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

See parish website at:

Historical guide to the parish churches of the Borough of Droitwich, St. Peter de Witton; St. Augustine, Dodderhill; St. Mary de Witton; St. Andrew, Droitwich; St. Nicholas, Droitwich; Monumental Inscriptions in Dodderhill church Published , 1930 Author Cooper, W Sterry Society of Genealogists


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

DODDERHILL, a parish partly within the borough of DROITWICH, but chiefly in the upper division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of WORCESTER, ½ a mile (N.) from Droitwich, containing, with the chapelry of Elmbridge, 1565 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £ 12. 12. 3½ and in the patronage of George Penrice, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Augustine, is a curious edifice, which having been partly destroyed in the parliamentary war, and rebuilt, consists of the north transept of a Norman church, with a chancel of later date, and a tower in place of the south transept. A free chapel, or hospital, was founded in the 13th of Edward I, and dedicated to St. Mary, by William de Dovere, for a master and poor brethren, who were under the government of the prior of Worcester, and whose lands, at the suppression of free chapels in the reign of Edward VI, were valued at £21. 11. 8.

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