Descriptive Notes

The church of Holy Trinity and St. Mary was built in 1908 in the 'Arts and Crafts' style. It is a Grade II listed building featuring work done by the Bromsgrove Guild.
Rosedene a Chartist bungalow, at Victoria Road, Dodford, first occupied in 1849, has been purchased by the National Trust. It shows the conditions in which the early chartists lived.
Grafton Manor, now a hotel, with a history stretching back 700 years, lies on the southern edge of the Parish.


Ecclesiastical Parish [25]
Created in 1908 from Bromsgrove Ancient Parish, Dodderhill Ancient Parish, Upton Warren Ancient Parish, Catshill Ecclesiastical Parish & all of extra-parochial Grafton Manor.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO932724
Nearly 3 miles N.W. of Bromsgrove
Hamlets are Great & Little Dodford, Park Gate, Woodcote & Worms Ash. [11]

Parish Church

Holy Trinity and St. Mary

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1921, Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1921 - *) [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]
No Parish Registers held at Worcestershire Archives. The original registers are at the church.[5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1919 Worcestershire Archives [22]

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68]
DODFORD : Christenings 1581-1720, Marriages 1581-1717, Burials 1581-1667 [Typescript] Published 1990 Author Cotton, H J (transcription.) Source D: H J Cotton

DODFORD : Marriages 1581-1812: in Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 83 - Northamptonshire, vol. 1 IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 83 - Northamptonshire, vol. 1 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1908 Author Phillimore, W P W et al. ed.

DODFORD : Marriages(I) 1651-1726, 1776-1812: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.


Originals:1943-1981 Worcestershire Archives [12]
Dodford Baptist Chapel has ceased to be used as a place of worship. Worcestershire Archives [30]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Holy Trinity & St. Mary

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Holy Trinity & St. Mary

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
Holy Trinity & St. Mary

At Society of Genealogists [59]
DODFORD (Holy Trinity & St. Mary) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991 Author Farmer, G R Author Bushell, L G Source D: BMSGH

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Dodford C P School
Log books - 1877-1909 - Ref: BA 1965/68, 69

Dodford County School
Log book - 1910-53 - Ref: BA 9805/(i)

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