Descriptive Notes

Sometimes Hampton (Hill) [44]


Hamlet in Martley Ancient Parish. A separate Civil Parish in 1866 [25]

Hillhampton is a hamlet of Martley parish separated from it by the parish of Great Witley [Kelly's Directory 1884] [57]

Hillampton is a hamlet …… now a part of Great Witley parish [Kelly's Directory 1892] [38]

The township of Hillhampton, formerly in Martley, is now in the parish of Great Witley.[From: 'Parishes: Martley withHillhampton', A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (1924), pp. 289-297. URL: www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42899
Published 1924. Date accessed: 31 January 2008.] [15]


O.S. Ref: SO773654
1 mile E.S.E. of Great Witley along the A443

Poor Law Union

Martley [57]

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]


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

HAMPTON (HILL), a hamlet in the parish of MARTLEY, upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, containing 138 inhabitants.

Last Updated: 21/07/2012