Descriptive Notes

Otherwise Domeston


Ancient Parish [25]
Originally a chapel to Studley Priory but a separate parish at the Dissolution [25]


O.S. Ref: SO987576
6½ miles S.E. of Droitwich & 10 miles east of Worcester along the A422

Parish Church

St. Nicholas

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


In Upper Pershore, though locally in Middle Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28] [44]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Hanbury; Bradley; Inkberrow; Rous Lench; Kington [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1716-1966 [5]
  Marriages 1731-1966 [5]
  Burials 1731-1965 [5]
  Banns 1880-1966 [5]
Originals Banns 1871 - 1998 [12]

Earlier registers are said to be missing. Bishops' transcripts date back to 1607. Some burials are said to have been conducted at Inkberrow [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1607 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1813-1862
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1613-1700 (58%)

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1613-1700 and 1813-1862 Marriages 1731-1811 Burials 1731-1965

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
DORMSTON : Marriages(I) 1612-1736: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

DORMSTONE : Christenings 1613-39, 1663-1739, Marriages 1612-39, 1683-1710, 1730-36, Burials 1633-39, 1664, 1675-1708, 1730-35 [Manuscript.] Published , Nd. DORMSTONE : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1612-1700 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
DORMSTON (St. Nicholas) : Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 8 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 8 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1989 Author Bushell, L (transcription.) Author Farmer, G R (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Nicholas' 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 1731-1965 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Extent [c.1550]


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

DORMSTON, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, though locally in the middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, county of WORCESTER, 7 miles (W. by N.) from Alcester, containing 113 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy exonerated, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, endowed with £400 royal bounty, and £400 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of Thomas Taylor Vernon, Esq.

Last Updated: 15/10/2016