Lower Mitton

Descriptive Notes

Otherwise 'Stourport'


A township in Kidderminster Ancient Parish. It was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 and a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1844. Abolished civilly in 1928 to help create Stourport Civil Parish [25]

Lower Mitton was a chapelry in Kidderminster. On the 19th June 1844 it was united with the hamlet of Upper Mitton to form the new parish of Stourport.


O.S. Ref: SO815717

Parish Church

St.Michael & All Angels, Church Drive

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1921, Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1921 - *) [25]


Lower Halfshire [44] [25]

Poor Law Union

Kidderminster (1836-1928) [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

See Stourport-on-Severn

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1603-1700
  Marriages 1603-1700

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68]
MITTON, LOWER (Stourport) : Christenings 1693-1841, Marriages & Burials 1693-1840, banns 1765-79 [Typescript.] Published , 1975 Author Burton, D R (transcriptions.) Source D: D R Burton

MYTTON : Christenings & Burials 1693-1731, Marriages 1693-1730: Worcestershire registers, vol. 1 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire registers, vol. 1 Published , 1994 Author Cowell, F Vaughan (transcriptions.)

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St Michael & All Angels

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

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
Burials numbered according to plan of new burial ground (1888-1969, microfilm)
For MIs See Stourport on Severn

At Society of Genealogists [59]
MITTON, LOWER (St. Michael & All Angels) : Monumental Inscriptions Published 2006 Author Hogg, R et al. (comp.) Source D: F Llewellyn. MITTON, LOWER (St. Michael) : Monumental Inscriptions: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcriptions.)

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. 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 Ancestry.co.uk 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 freecen.org.uk 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:

Worcestershire 1851 census index HO 107/2039 : Kiddermister registration district - Lower Mitton & Bewdley sub-districts [Microfiche.] - Published , 1998 - Author: Friend, A F (trans.) Society of Genealogists

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1693-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

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:

MITTON (LOWER), a chapelry in the parish of KIDDERMINSTER, lower division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of WORCESTER, and containing, with the town of Stourport, 2544 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Kidderminster. The chapel, dedicated to St. Michael, is a small unadorned edifice of brick, erected in 1790, the chancel at the expense of John Folliott, Esq., as lord of the manor of Lickhill. In Leland's time, Mitton was distinguished for the number of its corn-mills, for the establishment of which, the river Stour, branching here in various directions, afforded great convenience. There are now a manufactory for worsted-yarn, an ironfoundry, a tannery, and a vinegar-yard. The Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal joins the Severn at this place, and, by uniting that river with the Trent, affords an extended line of inland navigation for the conveyance of goods; whence the origin and growth of the adjoining town of Stourport, now a depot for the manufactures and agricultural produce of the surrounding counties, and described under its proper-head.

Last Updated: 26/01/2016