Great Comberton

Descriptive Notes

Also known as Comberton Magna


O.S. Ref: SO955421
3 miles S.S.E. of Pershore

Parish Church

St. Michael

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Upper Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1540-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1558-1964 [5]
  Burials 1541-1964 [5]
  Banns 1754-1803 [5]
Originals Banns 1755-1811, 1826-1979 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

At Worcestershire Archives [22]
Begin 1612

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1756-1875
  Marriages 1755-1885

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68]
COMBERTON, GREAT : Christenings(Index) 1756-1875 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973 Author Genealogical Society of Utah (transcriptions)

COMBERTON, GREAT : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1540-1705, 1721-1964 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

A Worcestershire Archives [51]t

At Society of Genealogists [59]
COMBERTON, GREAT (St. Michael) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 10 IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 10 Published : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1990 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 St. Michael's Church see:

For the names of those included on Great Comberton War Memorial 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]

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Account rolls Mich.1513, 1517, 1518, 1529; Bailiffs Accounts Mich.1527; Rentals Dec.1417, Mich.1627; Schedules of lands [c.1606], 1711; List of heriots 1662; Court rolls Mich.1451 and Easter 1452, Mich.1456-Easter 1457, 1530-3. View of frankpledge 1434-1662 (gaps); List of chief rents 1662, 1891

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Overseers Book 1812-23
Road Accounts 1814-31
Churchwardens accounts 1827-75 Overseers accounts 1829-52

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Great Comberton School
Log book - 1916-47 - Ref: BA 1010

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 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

COMBERTON (GREAT), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 2¾ miles (S. by E.) from Pershore, containing 206 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £10, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Miss Myddleton. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The river Avon flows through this parish.

Last Updated: 18/10/2016