O.S. Ref: SO922413
9 miles south of Worcester, 3½ miles S.W. of Pershore and 6 miles north of Tewkesbury, on the B4080

Parish Church

Holy Trinity

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Upper Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Defford; Birlingham; Great Comberton; Kemerton (Gloucestershire); Bredon; Bredons Norton; Strensham [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1678-1968 [5]
  Marriages 1678-1964 [5]
  Burials 1678-1965 [5]
  Banns 1754-1826 [5]
Transcripts General G1678-1756 [27]
Originals Banns 1824-1953 [12]

1678 is the earliest extant register. The Bishops' transcripts date back to 1612.[5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1801-1875
  Marriages 1754-1876
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1612-1681 (78%)
  Marriages 1612-1639; 1660-1756

Register Copies

At [FreeREG]
Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at:

FreeREG is a new project. The database currently contains a few million records only, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database.

The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Christenings: 1813-40

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Holy Trinity

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Holy Trinity

At Worcestershire Archives [51] :-
Holy Trinity Monumental Inscriptions
Inscriptions on tombstones in churchyard (1923)
Location of burials 1817-54
Places of burial 1786-1817 (microfilm)

At Society of Genealogists [59]
ECKINGTON (Holy Trinity) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 14 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 14 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1993 Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at Eckington 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 1678-1883 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Eckington: Court roll 10 Sept. 1429; Map 1712; List of fines Oct. 1502 List of chief rents 1782-1885 (gaps); Terriers of chief rents 1672, 1678, 1695; Court roll 1664-1701; Extent [c.1550] Wollas Hall: Court rolls 1323-1595 (gaps); Rentals 1424, 1442; Survey of manor 1711; Map of manor 1711

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Description on Tombstones in Eckington Church yard - compiled by the Rev.A.W.Fletcher 1923

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.

Other Sources

Eckington : the story of a Worcestershire parish Published London : Oxford University Press, 1933 Author Fletcher, A W Society of Genealogists

Bredon hill & its villages - Published 1968 - Author: Lloyd, R H Society of Genealogists


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

ECKINGTON, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCKSTER, 4 miles (S. S.W.) from Pershore, containing 668 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £5. 1. 8., endowed with £6 per annum and £100 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. There is a stone bridge over the Avon, which is here navigable.

Last Updated: 16/10/2016