Hill Croome

Descriptive Notes

Sometimes Croom-Hill


O.S. Ref: SO888404
3 miles east of Upton-upon-Severn
Baughton is a hamlet, 1½ miles N.W. [57]

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Lower Oswaldslow [11] [28]

Poor Law Union

Upton-upon-Severn [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Earls Croome; Defford; Strensham; Ripple [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1721-1985 [5]
  Marriages 1721-1985 [5]
  Burials 1721-1979 [5]
  Banns 1754-98, 1824-1985 [5]

The registers before 1721 are missing.

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1607 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1611-1700 (76%)

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]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1721-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Burghton [?Boughton]: Court roll [1466-1557]

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Earls Croome and Hill Croome
Admission registers - 1877 - 1980 - Ref: BA 9888 / 3 (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:

CROOM-HILL, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 3¼ miles (E.) from Upton upon Severn, containing 18 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £7. 10. 5, and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Courts leet and baron are held annually.

Last Updated: 26/01/2016