Evesham St Lawrence

Descriptive Notes

St Lawrence’s Church with its tower and modest spire, forms part of a spectacular architectural group with the parish church of All Saints’ and the great Perpendicular bell tower of the Abbey. The church is of Norman foundation, though it now appears entirely Perpendicular , having been rebuilt in the 16th century; it fell into ruin in the 18th century and underwent a major restoration by the local architect H Eginton in 1836. Outside, the east end is very fine with a great six-light window with elaborate tracery. Inside, the early 16th century chantry chapel of St Clement has richly panelled arches and beautiful fan vaulting. The windows contain good glass by many of the major stained glass artists of the last 150 years.[40]


Originally a chapel to Evesham Abbey. A separate civil identity early. Abolished civilly in 1924 to help create Evesham Civil Parish. Forms single Ecclesiastical Parish with chapel All Saints as Evesham All Saints with St Lawrence [25]


O.S. Ref: SP037437
In town centre. The Church building is now redundant [32] [40]
The church was declared redundant on 21 December 1977. [80]

Parish Church

All Saints with St Lawrence

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Blackenhurst [25]

Poor Law Union

Evesham (1836-1924) [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

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    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1556-1965 [5]
  Marriages 1569-1976 [5]
  Burials 1556-1942 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1556-1798 [27]
  Marriages 1556-1725 [27]
  Burials 1556-1722 [27]
Originals Banns 1908-57 [12]

Marriages 1754-1837 are included in the register for Evesham All Saints

The original registers are still at the church [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

Register Copies

EVESHAM (St. Lawrence) : Marriages(Index) 1556-1725: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd Society of Genealogists [68]

Christenings 1625-50 Marriages 1556-1725 Burials 1556-67 & 1585-1669 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

All Saints & St Lawrence Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
EVESHAM : Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard 1627-1897: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 [Photocopy.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 Published , Nd. Author Barnard, E A B (transcriptions)

EVESHAM (All Saints) & (St. Laurence) : Monumental Inscriptions(Index) in the churchyards: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 Published , 1970 Source D: A S Harcourt

EVESHAM (All Saints & St. Laurence) : Monumental Inscriptions: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcriptions) Location Worcestershire shelves Shelf mark WO/M

War Memorials

For a War Memorial to Ernest Geoffrey Crisp at St Lawrence's 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. See Evesham

Other Sources

The churches of All Saints & St. Laurence, Evesham Published Gloucester : The British Publishing Co. Ltd., Nd. Society of Genealogists

Last Updated: 16/10/2016