Kyre Wyard

Descriptive Notes

'Kyre Wyard' is the usual Ecclesiastical spelling; 'Kyre Magna' is the usual civil spelling.[25]


Ancient Parish [25]
Originally a chapel in Tenbury Ancient Parish but a separate parish by 1535. Perhaps originally included Kyre Parva but that hamlet in Stoke Bliss Ancient Parish (otherwise Herefordshire, Broxash Hundred) by 1655. A separate Civil Parish in 1866 in Worcestershire. Abolished civilly in 1933 to help create Kyre Civil Parish. Abolished ecclesiastically in 1973 to help create Stoke Bliss with Kyre Wyard, Hanley William & Hanley Child Ecclesiastical Parish [25]


O.S. Ref: SO626635
4 miles S.E. of Tenbury along the B4214

Parish Church

St. Mary

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Salop & Diocese of Hereford until 1876, Archdeaconry of Ludlow & Diocese of Hereford (1876-1919) , Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester (1919 - 73) [25]


Upper Doddingtree [11] [28]

Poor Law Union

Tenbury [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Tenbury; Hanley Child; Kyre Parva (Herefordshire); Stoke Bliss (Herefordshire); Little Kyre (Herefordshire); Bockleton [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1694-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1694-1964 [5]
  Burials 1694-1965 [5]
  Banns 1784-1866 [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1920 at Worcestershire Archives [22] ; earlier at Herefordshire Record Office

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1740-1875
  Marriages 1742-1875
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1594-1638; 1661-1859
  Marriages 1594-1638; 1661-1836

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
KYRE, GREAT : Christenings 1742-1875 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973

War Memorials

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

At Worcestershire Archives [14]:-

Kyre: 1841- 81

Kyre Wyard: 1891-1901

For 1851 see Stoke Bliss

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1694-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Chief rents 1772-1833; Court roll [?copy] 1767-1800

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Hospital Accounts 1887-1934
Overseers accounts 1791-1836 Churchwardens accounts1828-1935


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

KYRE (GREAT), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 4 miles (S. E. by S.) from Tenbury, containing 162 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £6. 17. 8½ , and in the patronage of Mrs. Pitts. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. An almshouse for eight poor widows, who are partly clothed and receive 2s. 6d, per week, was founded by Mr. Fettiplace.

Last Updated: 26/10/2016