Ancient Parish [25]
West Hagley was formed from Hagley. It was licensed for divine service in 1909. [5]


O.S. Ref: SO921808
6 miles N.E.of Kidderminster along the A456 & 2½ miles S.E. of Stourbridge

Parish Church

Hagley: St. John Baptist - The church is within the grounds of Hagley Hall.
West Hagley: St. Saviour, Worcester Road, West Hagley

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1921, Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1921 - *) [1] [25]


Lower Halfshire [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Bromsgrove [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Pedmore; Cradley; Halesowen; Frankley; Romsley; Clent; Churchill; Kinver (Staffordshire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]


    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1953 [5]
  Marriages 1539-1974 [5]
  Burials 1538-1969 [5]

West Hagley:

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1903-70 [5]
  Marriages 1909-40 [5]

The original registers are at the church. [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]

Register Copies

Hagley, St. John the Baptist Parish Registers 1538-1901, including Baptisms,
Marriages & Burials - Published by the Hagley Archives Group

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Hagley St John Baptisms 1538-1893 Marriages 1539-1920 Burials 1538-1873
Hagley St John Baptisms 1893-1953 Marriages 1920-1974 Burials 1873-1969
Hagley St John Transcript of Registers 1538-1631 Index to Register 1538-1839 Freeholders lists 18th and 19th C, Removal Orders
Hagley St John the Baptist Christenings, Marriages and Burials 1538-1901

Hagley St Saviour Baptisms 1908-1970 Marriages 1909-1940

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
HAGLEY : Christenings, Marriages & Burials (Index) 1538-1899; removal orders, settlement examinations, apprenticeship indentures [Typescript.] Published , 1939 Author King, W Wickham et al. (transcriptions)

HAGLEY (St. John the Baptist) : Christenings 1538-53, 1560-1631, 1708-09, 1714-15, 1718, 1721, 1726-27, 1730, 1732-1953, Marriages 1539-53, 1560-1628, 1708, 1732-1974, Burials 1538-53, 1560-1630, 1709, 1721, 1732-1969 [Microfilm.] Published Worcester : Worcestershire Archives, 1999 Source S: S Clives.

HAGLEY (St. John the Baptist) : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1538-53, 1560-1631 [Microfilm.] Published Worcester : Worcestershire Archives, 1999 Author Noake, J Edition Film copy of 1862 original. Source S: S Clives.

HAGLEY (St. John the Baptist) : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1538-53, 1561-1642, 1660-1901, banns 1846-1901 Published Hagley Archives Group 2010 Author Hagley Archives Group (transcriptions)

HAGLEY (St. John the Baptist) : index to Christenings 1538-53, 1560-1636, 1638-40, 1642, 1660-1722, 1724-1889, Marriages 1539-53, 1560-1628, 1632-36, 1638-40, 1642, 1660-1722, 1724-1889, Burials 1538-53, 1560-1630, 1632-36, 1638-40, 1642, 1660-1722, 1724-1889, freeholders lists 1796, 1800, 1808, 1811, hair powder licences 1795, removal orders 1697-1848, settlement examinations 1745-1817, apprenticeships 1697-1842 etc. [Microfilm.] Published Worcester : Worcestershire Archives, 1999 Author King, W Wickham (transcriptions) Edition Film copy of original. Source S: S Clives.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St.John the Baptist

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St.John the Baptist

At Worcestershire Archives
St.John the Baptist [51]
Hagley Cemetery: Register of graves 1908-94 [52]

At Society of Genealogists [59] :
HAGLEY : Monumental Inscriptions: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 Published 1922 Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcriptions)

HAGLEY : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 Published , 1991 Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcriptions)

HAGLEY (St. John the Baptist) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1989 Author Wright, Mr & Mrs (trans) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on Hagley 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 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]

1851 Census Worcestershire, vol. 10 Bromsgrove transcript & surname index : part 1 Stoke Prior & Bromsgrove (part); part 2 Belbroughton, Clent, Hagley, Pedmore, Frankley, Hunnington, Romsley, Tutnall & Cobley, Bromsgrove (part); part 3 Tardebigg, Tutnal & Cobley, Bentley Pauncefoot, Webheath, Redditch & Alvechurch - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1993-5 - Author: Friend, A F (trans.) Society of Genealogists

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1732-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Abstracts of admissions and surrenders 1716-1906 [19th-20th cents.]; Account book re legal transactions 1842-90; Court roll 1716-1905

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Transcript of Hagley Parish Registers 1538-1631. Made by J.Noake 1862. Index to Hagley Parish Registers and banns of marriage 1538-1889. Compiled by W.Wickham King 1894. Note: This volume includes index to entries to the bishops transcripts for years not covered by the Parish Registers and details of other papers in the parish chest including removal orders, settlement papers & apprenticeship indentures.

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Hagley Roman Catholic High School
File concerning punishment - 1977-94 - Ref: BA 13044/2(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.

Other Sources

St John: Poor law & settlement BMSGH Shop

The poor law & settlement documents of the church of St. John, Hagley, Worcestershire [1697-1848] Published Birmingham, 1983 Author Bloore, Peter D ed. Author Lister, M ed. Source D: BMSGH Society of Genealogists

Hearth tax returns for Dudley & Stourbridge 1664 - 1666 - 1674 - Published Kingswinford : P E Chandler, 1992 - Author: Chandler, Peter (trans.) Society of Genealogists


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

HAGLEY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of WORCESTER, 2 miles (S.) from Stourbridge, containing 595 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £10. 6. 5½, and in the patronage of Lord Lyttelton. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, has been lately enlarged by the addition of one hundred and ninety-four sittings, one hundred and thirty-four of which are free, the Incorporated Society for the building and enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £100 towards defraying the expense: it is beautifully situated in the park of the Lyttelton estate. In 1754, the chancel was rebuilt of freestone by the first Lord Lyttelton, and decorated with an east window of rich painted glass. Among the monuments to different members of the Lytteltpn family, it contains a particularly chaste one to the memory of Lucy, wife of George, the first Lord Lyttelton : his lordship, an elegant historian, poet, and miscellaneous writer, was born at this place, Hagley hall and park, the delightful residence and property of this noble family, have been celebrated by the muse of Pope, and have elicited deserved eulogy from the pens of numerous tourists and historical writers. The village contains some genteel dwelling-houses, and several highly respectable families reside in the vicinity. There is a Sunday school for boys and girls, supported by Lord Lyttleton. On Witchbury hill is a large Roman encampment.

Last Updated: 18/10/2016