Earls Croome

Descriptive Notes

Ecclesiastical spelling is usually Earl's Croome


O.S. Ref: SO870420
1½ miles N.E. of Upton on Severn along the A4104

Parish Church

St. Nicholas, Church Lane, Earls Croome

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Lower Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Upton-upon-Severn [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1644-1986 [5]
  Marriages 1659-1986 [5]
  Burials 1658-1983 [5]
  Banns 1754-1811, 1823-1978 [5]
Originals Burials B1658-1993 [12]
  Banns [1754-97], 1823-[19]78 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1702-1875
  Marriages 1644-1836
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1612-1701 (61%)

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1644-1812 Marriages 1644-1836 Burials 1644-1812

At Society of Genealogists [68]
EARLS CROOME : Christenings & Burials 1660-1812, Marriages 1660-1836 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982

War Memorials

For the names of those included on Earls Croome War Memorial see:

For the names of those included on a War Memorial in 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 Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. 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 Ancestry.co.uk 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 freecen.org.uk 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 1658-1850 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Earl's Croome: Account rolls and court rolls [1400]-1854
Crome Semond: Court roll [1466-1557]
Erles Crombe: Court roll [1505-64]
Crome Symonds otherwise Erles Crome: Court roll [1551-61]
Crome Symond: Court roll [1559-60] and [1560-1]

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Earls Croome and Hill Croome School
Admission registers - 1877-1980 - Ref: BA 9888/3(i)

Earls Croome C E Primary School
Log books with various other papers - 1875-1981 - Ref: BA 8820/1-2

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.


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

CROOM (EARL'S), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 2 miles (N.E. by E.) from Upton upon Severn, containing 186 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £7. 8. 1½ and in the patronage of the Rev. Charles Dunne. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is an old building in the Norman style.

Last Updated: 16/10/2016