A chapel in Suckley Ancient Parish. A separate Civil Parish in 1866. Ecclesiastically severed in 1912 to create Alfrick & Lulsley Ecclesiastical Parish. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO745555
About 8 miles west of Worcester along the A44
Ravenhill is a hamlet of Suckley. [57]

Parish Church

St Giles - the chapel was declared redundant on 30 May 1972 and is now deconsecrated.

The church was built in 1892-3, but the foundations of the original church, except for the W part of the old nave, remain to its E. The 12thc. font and sculptural fragments were moved to Alfrick church in 1974, when the church was sold and converted into a private house. [69]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Upper Doddingtree [11]

Poor Law Union

Martley [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Doddenham; Broadwas; Alfrick, Suckley; Knightwick [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

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Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1656-1964 [5]
Marriages 1656-1963 [5]
Burials 1656-1963 [5]
Originals Christenings 1656-1968 [12]
Marriages 1656-1969 [12]
Banns 1762-1801; 1882-1969 [12]

Vol 1 is a joint register with Alfrick. The registers were filmed with those of Alfrick.

Suckley Parish Registers also include some entries relating to this parish. [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1622 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1783-1875
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1622-41
Marriages 1622-1641

See also entry under Alfrick

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:

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1779-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index


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

LULSLEY, a chapelry in the parish of SUCKIEY, upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 7½ miles (W. by N.) from Worcester, containing 120 inhabitants. The chapel is dedicated to St. Giles.

Last Updated: 30/07/2012