Ancient Parish
Including a chapel at Knighton on Teme & a chapel at Pensax, each a separate Civil Parish in 1866 and each a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1843 [25]


O.S. Ref: SO677690
5½ miles east of Tenbury on the A443
Menith Wood, formerly a hamlet in this parish, was in 1879 ecclesiastically annexed to Pensax.
Eardiston, 1¼ miles E. by S. & Broom Bank, ¾ mile N.W. are hamlets. [57]

Parish Church

St. Lawrence

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

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


Lower Oswaldslow though locally in Upper Doddingtree [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Tenbury [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Neen Sollars (Shropshire); Mamble; Rock; Pensax; Stockton on Teme; Stanford on Teme; Orleton; Eastham; Knighton-on-Teme [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1574-1963 [5]
  Marriages 1574-1964 [5]
  Burials 1574-1964 [5]
  Banns 1828-1951 [5]
Originals Banns 1754-1812 (a few),

Bishops' Transcripts

Herefordshire Record Office

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1574-1711; 1721-1875
  Marriages 1574-1885
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings ? - 1638; 1666-69
  Marriages ? - 1638; 1667-1669

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
LINDRIDGE : Marriages(Index) 1574-1727: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed.Source D: P Boyd.

Hereford Diocese marriage licence bonds 1693-1702, 1704-9 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City Genealogical Society of Utah Nd. Source: A M Thompson.

Hereford Diocese marriage licence registers 1663-96, 1709-1843 [with contemporary indexes] [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City Genealogical Society of Utah Nd. Source D: M Powis.

Hereford Diocese marriage licence registers index to vol. 1, 1663-72 Published Nd. Source D: Herefordshire Record Office.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
Monumental inscriptions in the church & old churchyard

At Society of Genealogists [59] :-
LINDRIDGE (Parish church) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 8 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 8 Published , 1964 Author Faraday, Michael Anthony (transcription.) LINDRIDGE (St. Lawrence) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991 Author Farmer, G R (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

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

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at Lindridge C of E School, located next to the Church,see:

For a War Memorial to Geoffery Robert Wallace at St. Lawrence'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:

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Court books 1669-1943; Custumal, with lists of copyholders c.1770; Book containing copies of awards and proposals 18th cent; Steward's Minute Books Oct.1890-June 1909, Oct.1909-Oct.1925

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Parish collections in response to Government warrant 1653-61
Church briefs accounts 1663-99
Register of apprenticeships 1812-37
Parish accounts & register for tax purposes 1662-1731 (inc. register of births 1695-1705)
Church accounts 1826-84

Schools Records

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:

LINDRIDGE, a parish comprising the chapelries of Knighton upon Teme and Pensax, and the hamlet of Newnham, in the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, though locally in the upper division of that of Doddingtree, county of WORCESTER, 5½ miles (E.) from Tenbury, containing 1735 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £26.12. 11 and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is dedicated to All Saints. A court leet is held annually. The river Teme runs through the parish.

Last Updated: 26/10/2016