Descriptive Notes

Otherwise Inkborough [11]


Ancient Parish [25]
Cookhill was a chapel of ease to Inkberrow [5]


O.S. Ref: SP016572
11 miles E.N.E. of Worcester on the A422

Parish Church

St. Peter

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Middle Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Alcester [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Bradley; Feckenham; Coughton (Warwickshire); Alcester (Warwickshir); Arrow (Warwickshir); Weethley (Warwickshir); Abbots Morton; Rous Lench; Kington; Dormston; Hanbury [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1675-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1676-1964 [5]
  Burials 1675-1964 [5]
  Banns 1793-1938 [5]
Transcripts General 1613-32, 1634-40, 1661-74 [27]
Originals Christenings 1675-1976 [12]
  Marriages 1676-1974 [12]
  Banns 1898-1961 [12]


The registers are said to include burials for Kington & Dormston [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1676-1699; 1701-1875
  Marriages 1598-1875
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1598-1700 (48%)

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1613-1876, Marriages 1598-1880, Burials 1671-1899

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]
Christenings 1675-1778 Marriages 1675-1778 Burials 1675-1778

At Society of Genealogists [68]
INKBERROW : Christenings 1615-16, 1622-41, 1661-79, Marriages 1615, 1622-41, 1661-1754, Burials 1615-16, 1622-40, 1661-1778 (BTs) [Typescript.] Published , Nd. Author Bradbrooke, William (transcriptions.) Author Moody, P S (transcriptions.)

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59] :
INKBERROW (St. Peter): Monumental Inscriptions [Microfiche] Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, Nd. Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions.)

INKBERROW (St. Peter) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 6 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 6 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, Nd. Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Peter's Church see:

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at Inkberrow Council School see:

The Holberrow War Memorial is on a seat which is built round the trunk of an oak tree on the junction of a no through road to Morton Hall with the B4092. 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 51 1901 (Including 1841 for Cookhill) at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1861-91 Warwickshire County Record Office

Warwickshire 1891 census returns: Alcester registration district RG 12/2480-2483 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003 - Society of Genealogists

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial1676-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Cladeswell: Extent [c.1550]
Inkberrow: Court rolls [1616-85], 1742-88, 1798-1819; List of copyhold tenants 1830

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
List of parish officers, overseers' accounts & other information especially relating to the poor. Includes plan of parish lands in 1806 - 1657-1842
Parish officers account books with some vestry minutes 1763-1839
Receipts and payments books 1836-64
Churchwardens accounts 1823-1907
Surveyors of the highways account book 1792-1804
Surveyors accounts 1802-45
List of poor re their employment 1806
Rate book 1853
Miscellaneous indentures 17th & 19th cent
Vestry minute book with list of surveyors, overseers etc 1842-1933

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Cookhill C P
Admission register - 1897 - 1939 - Ref: BA 3969 / 2
Log books - 1876 - 1945 - Ref: BA 3969 / 1

Cookhill First (formerly Cookhill Council School)
Log book. Note - This school closed on 23 July 1982 - 1945 - 82 - Ref: BA 9008
Admission register - 1937 - 82 - Ref: BA 9102 / 10 (i)

Admission register - 1865 - 1922 - Ref: BA 931 / 15
Log books - 1863 - 1949 - Ref: BA 931 / 11 - 13

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

History of the parish of Inkberrow : paper read to the Worcester Diocesan Architectural & Archaeological Society at the Shire Hall, Worcester, on Tuesday 16 Dec 1902 Published , 1902 Author Bradbrook, William Society of Genealogists

More about Inkberrow Published Inkberrow, 1976 Author Hunt, Robert Author Jackson, Ruth Edition Privately published Society of Genealogists


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

INKBERROW, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 5¼ miles (W.) from Alcester, containing 1667 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £16. 2. 1. The Earl of Abergavenny was patron in 1792. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains numerous monuments. At Cokehill are some remains of a nunnery founded in 1260 by Isabella, Countess of Warwick, who assumed the veil here: at the dissolution the establishment consisted of a prioress and six nuns, whose revenue was estimated at £34. 15. 11.

Last Updated: 24/10/2016