Far Forest


Ecclesiastical Parish [25]
Created in 1845 from Ribbesford Ancient Parish, Rock with Heightington Ancient Parish (both Worcestershire) & Stottesdon Ancient Parish (Shropshire).[25]


O.S. Ref: SO728750
4 miles west of Bewdley along the A456 & A4117

Parish Church

Holy Trinity,Church Lane,Far Forest

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Salop & Diocese of Hereford (1845-76) Archdeaconry of Ludlow & Diocese of Hereford (1876-1919), Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1919 - *) [25]


Lower Doddingtree [11]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1848-1940 [5]
  Marriages 1848-1995 [5]
  Burials 1848-1934 [5]
Originals Banns 1863-1933 [12]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1848-1865

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Holy Trinity

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Holy Trinity

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
Holy Trinity

At Society of Genealogists [59]
FAR FOREST (Holy Trinity) : Monumental Inscriptions : Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 16 IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 16 Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 1997 Author Bewdley Historical Research Group (transcriptions) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at Holy Trinity 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:

1851 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Rock: Far Forest School
Log book - 1866 - 1900 - Ref: BA 8732/4

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.

Last Updated: 17/10/2016