Kyre Parva

Descriptive Notes

Also known as Little Kyre


Hamlet, in Worcestershire, Doddingtree Hundred, and perhaps originally in Kyre Magna Ancient Parish (ecclesiastically called 'Kyre Wyard') but in Stoke Bliss Ancient Parish (otherwise Herefordshire, Broxash Hundred) by 1655. It was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 in Worcestershire. Abolished in 1933 entirely to Stoke Bliss Ancient Parish, which was transferred in 1897 from Herefordshire to Worcestershire [25]


O.S. Ref: SO642628
5 miles S.E. of Tenbury along the B4214

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Diocese of Hereford (until 1919) then Diocese of Worcester [5]


Upper Doddingtree [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Tenbury [3] [25]

Census Records

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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:

At Worcestershire Archives [14] :-
Kyre:1841- 81
Kyre Parva: 1841 51 61 81 91 1901

For 1851 see Stoke Bliss


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

KYRE (LITTLE), a chapelry in that part of the parish of STOKE-BLISS which is in the upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 4½ miles (S.E. by S.) from Tenbury, containing 121 inhabitants.

Last Updated: 28/07/2012