Knighton On Teme


Chapel in Lindridge Ancient Parish. A separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1843. A separate Civil Parish in 1866 [25]


O.S. Ref: SO633699
1 mile N.W. of Newnham & 3 miles N.E. of Tenbury
Aston is ¾ mile S.W., Newnham 1 mile S.E. & Bickley is 1½ miles N by E. on the Shropshire border. [57]

Parish Church

St. Michael

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Salop, Diocese of Hereford until 1919 when transf to the Diocese of Worcester.[5] [25]


In Lower Oswaldslow but locally in Upper Doddingtree [11] [25] [44]

Poor Law Union

Tenbury [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Burford (SAL); Milson (SAL); Neen Sollars (SAL); Lindridge; Eastham; Rochford; Tenbury [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1559-1963 [5]
  Marriages 1560-1964 [5]
  Burials 1559-1964 [5]
Transcripts General 1559-1812 [27]
Originals Banns 1908-80 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Held at Herefordshire Record Office

Transcripts: 1630, 1631, 1638 & 1661-99 Worcestershire Archive [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1560-1635; 1654-1875
  Marriages 1560-1874

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St.Michael & All Angels

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St.Michael & All Angels

At Worcestershire Archive [51]
St.Michael & All Angels
Plan of graves (c1930, microfilm) & register of graves (microfilm)

At Worcestershire Archive
Register of graves 1901-25

At Society of Genealogists [59]
KNIGHTON ON TEME (St. Michael & All Angels) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 13 [Typescript.] Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1994 Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Soc. for Genealogy & Heraldry

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 Archive, 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:

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archive [14]

Registration District of Tenbury in the counties of Hereford, Shropshire & Worcester in 1851 [Worcestershire part] [Microfiche.] - Published Hereford : Herefordshire FHS, 1996 - Author: Herefordshire FHS (comp.) Society of Genealogists

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1560-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archive [13]
Register of graves compiled in 1901
Rate Book 1854-7
Vestry Minutes 1864-1923
Parish Officers Accs 1782-1813
Deed relating to Knighton's common 1793
Vestry Minutes 1793-1814
Churchwardens accounts 1813-1927
Vestry Minutes 1815-70
Minute Book of Knighton's School Managers 1870-1910
School Managers' Receipts 1875-1983
Balance Sheets of School 1909-51
Minute Book of School Managers 1910-51
Plan of graves c1930

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archive:
Knighton-on-Teme C E (Controlled) School
Admission Register - 1925 - 66 - Ref: BA 9102/11 (vi)
Admission Register - 1967 - 83 - Ref: BA 9102/11 (vii)
Log book - 1942 - 83 - Ref: BA 9102/12 (i)

Knighton-on-Teme School
Log books - 1875 - 96 - Ref: BA 921
Log books - 1896 - Ref: BA 921
Log books - 1941 - Ref: BA 921

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 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

KNIGHTON upon TEAME, a chapelry in the parish of LINDRIDGE, lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW but locally in the upper division of the hundred of Doddingtree, county of WORCESTER, 3¾ miles (E. N. E.) from Tenbury, containing, with Newnham, 526 inhabitants.

Last Updated: 26/01/2016