Ancient Parish [25]
Included a chapel at Hallow, which enjoyed a separate civil identity early and was a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1876. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO836607
4 miles north of Worcester along the A443

Parish Church

St. Bartholomew

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Lower Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Martley [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Holt; Ombersley; Claines; Hallow, Wichenford [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1573-1963 [5]
  Marriages 1575-1982 [5]
  Burials 1573-1963 [5]
  Banns 1754-1812, 1824-1933 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1640-1840 [27]
  Marriages 1640-1837 [27]
  Burials 1600-12; 1640-1837 [27]
Originals Marriages 1575-1990 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

At Worcestershire Archives [22]
Begin 1611

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1573-1875
  Marriages 1573-1875

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
GRIMLEY (St. Bartholomew) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1988 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (transcriptions) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a WW1 Memorial at St. Bartholomew's Church see:

For the names of those included on a WW2 Memorial at St. Bartholomew'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,, 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]

The 1841 returns include pages for Southwark St. Saviours

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Accounts 17th-18th cents; Court rolls 1705-46; Court papers 1764-1812; Corn rental 1778-85, 1806-41; Manor books 1781-1860, 18th cent; Minute book of Court Leet and Court Baron 1781-1860; Reeves' rent rolls, corn rent rolls, valuations and estate particulars, correspondence and petitions 1659-1806; Rental 1695-1702, 1759-69, 1769-c.1805

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Restoration fund etc 1885-90
Vestry minutes 18th & 19th cent.
Churchwardens accounts 1837-85

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Grimley C E School
Admission register - 1911-93 - Ref: BA 11471/2(ii)
Log books - 1904-92 - Ref: BA 11471/1(i) (ii), 2(i)

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:

GRIMLEY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 4 ½ miles (N. by W.) from Worcester, containing 666 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the Icing's books at £14. 0. 10, endowed with £10 per annum private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Worcester. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. There is a chapel of ease at Hallow, in this parish: on the east flows the river Severn, over which is a ferry. There are several plantations of hops; and in Hallow park is a mineral spring of similar properties to the Cheltenham water.

Last Updated: 18/10/2016