A chapel in Grimley Ancient Parish but had separate civil identity early. It was a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1876. It was abolished civilly in 1885, the part to be in the Worcester Municipal Borough created South Hallow Civil Parish and the remainder created North Hallow Civil Parish. North Hallow Civil Parish was renamed 'Hallow' Civil Parish in 1952.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO828579
3 miles N.W. of Worcester along the A443
Shoulton or Showton 1 mile west, Lovington 1 mile S.W. are hamlets. Peachley is a hamlet in Broadheath 1 miles S.W. Moseley is 1 mile N.W.; Henwick, 1 mile south; Eastbury, 1 mile S.W. [57]

Parish Church

St.Philip & St. James

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Lower Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Martley (1836-85) [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1584-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1584-1970 [5]
  Burials 1596-1982 [5]
  Banns 1754-90, 1791-1812, 1936-70 [5]
Transcripts General 1800-12 [27]
Originals Banns 1853-1968 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1609 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1583-1875
  Marriages 1584-1876

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Marriages 1962-1970 Banns 1936-1968

At Society of Genealogists [68]
HALLOW : Marriages 1962-1970, banns 1936-68 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982 Society of Genealogists [68]

At [FreeREG]
Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at: http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

FreeREG is a new project. The database currently contains a few million records only, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database.

The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Christenings: 1749-1812 Marriages: 1584-1647, 1749-1812 Burials: 1780-1812, 1874-1905

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
Inscriptions in St Philip & St James
List of headstones in Southern churchyard ([20th century], typescript)
Plan of removal of stones in southern churchyard
Inscriptions in southern churchyard
Monumental inscriptions re: Evett, Steynor, Bull and Lygon families (17th-18th centuries, transcripts)

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a war memorial at St. Philip and St. James's Church see:

For the names of former scholars on a war memorial at Hallow School 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:

1841-1891 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1891 Royal Albert Orphanage Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

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

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Corn rental 1778-85, 1806-41; Court papers 1764-1812; Court rolls 1705-49, 1751-71; Manor books 1781-1860, 18th cent; Minute book of court leet and court baron 1781-1860; Reeves' rent rolls, corn rent rolls, court memoranda, petitions and correspondence 1661-1807; Rental 1695-1702, 1759-1805; Stewards' accounts 1808-33; Suit rolls 1663-1807; Surveys, valuations, manor books, rent rolls etc 17th-19th cents; Accounts 17th-19th cents
Hallow and Grimley: Court rolls c.1662, 1661-3, 1664

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Church vestry records & minutes 1767-1815
Church records & vestry minutes 1819-1853
Surveyors Accs 1816-47
Apprentices' register 1802-22
Account book 1635-1819
Overseers accounts 1793-1837
Poor rate assessments 1823-36

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
C E Primary
Admission register (Infants) - 1903 - 27 - Ref: BA 10912 / 4 (i)
Admission registers - 1903 - 62 - Ref: BA 10912 / 4 (ii)- (iv)
Attendance registers - 1973 - 90 - Ref: BA 10912 / 5 - 9
Log books - 1863 - 1935 - Ref: BA 10912 / 2 (i) (ii), 3 (i)
Log books (Infants) - 1866 - 1926 - Ref: BA 10912 / 1 (i) (ii)

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:

HALLOW, a chapelry in the parish of GRIMLEY, lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 3 miles (N. N. W.) from Worcester, containing 1081 inhabitants. The chapel is partly of Norman architecture, and partly in the early English style, with a belfry of wood and plaister, the tower having been demolished: it has lately received an addition of two hundred free sittings, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £200 towards defraying the expense. The navigable river Severn runs along the eastern boundary of the chapelry. Here is a chalybeate spring.

Last Updated: 19/10/2016