Chapel in Dodderhill Ancient Parish. A separate Civil Parish in 1866 [25]


O.S. Ref: SO899679
3 miles north of Droitwich

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Upper Halfshire [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Droitwich [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1570-1892 [5]
  Marriages 1570-1837 [5]
  Burials 1570-1812 [5]
  Banns 1755-1930 [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1570-1812 [27] [20]

The earliest register has been missing for many years. The bishops' transcripts date back to 1611

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1764-1875
  Marriages 1755-1837
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1613-1700 (53%)

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Worcestershire Parish Registers Marriages Vol.1 - Church Lench 1702-1812, Rous Lench 1539-1811, Elmbridge 1570-1812

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
ELMBRIDGE : Marriages 1570-1643, 1652-59, 1667, 1675-1812: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1901 Author Phillimore, W P W ed. Author Carter, W F ed.

ELMBRIDGE : Marriages(Index) 1651-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

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: http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

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: Marriages: 1570-1812

Further records may have been added since this posting

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 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Churchwardens & overseers accounts with minutes of vestry meetings 1734-1841 & 1826-1922
Preachers' book 1906-26
Register of services 1927-40

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.


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

ELMBRIDGE, a chapelry in that part of the parish of DODDERHILL which is in the upper division of hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of WORCESTER, 2¾ miles (N.) from Droitwich, containing 336 inhabitants. The chapel is dedicated to St. Mary.

Last Updated: 25/01/2016