Malvern Link


Ecclesiastical & Civil Parish [25]
The Ecclesiastical Parish created in 1845 as 'Link' from Leigh Ancient Parish. Refounded in1846. Abolished in 1973 to help create Malvern Link with Cowleigh Ecclesiastical Parish. The civil parish created in 1894 from the part of Leigh Ancient Parish in Malvern Link Urban District.[25]


St Matthias: O.S. Ref: SO783478
Church of the Ascension: O.S. Ref: SO774477
6½ miles S.W. of Worcester along the A449

Parish Church

St. Matthias, opposite the corner of Church Rd. & Goodwood Rd.
The Church of the Ascension, on the corner of Somers Park Avenue & Leigh Sinton Rd.

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [11] [10]

Poor Law Union

Upton upon Severn (1894-1930) [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1846-1980 [5]
  Marriages 1846-1969 [5]
  Burials 1846-1958 [5]
Originals Banns 1846-1970 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1846 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1846-1875
  Marriages 1846-1895

Register Copies

MALVERN LINK (St. Matthias) : Births 1879-82, Christenings 1846-82, Marriages & Burials 1846-55 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984 Society of Genealogists [68]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a WW1 Memorial at the Church of the Ascension see:

For the names of those included on a WW2 Memorial at the Church of the Ascension see:

For the names of those included on a WW1 Memorial at St Matthias Church see:

For the names of those included on a WW2 Memorial at St Matthias Church see:

For the names of those included on a WW1 Memorial for Malvern Link Council School now in Malvern Link Somers Park School see:

For the names of those included on a War Memorial for Malvern Link Church of England School now in Malvern Link St Matthias C of E Primary School see:

For a War Memorial to Norman Casswell Sayer on a bench at the junction of Church Road and Lower Howsell Road in Malvern Link 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 51 71 81 1901 (For 1871 see Leigh) Worcestershire Archives [14]

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Malvern Link C P School
Admission Register - 1909 - 20 - Ref: BA 1034
Log book - 1909 - 32 - Ref: BA 1034 - Malvern - Malvern Link School - Accounts, banking papers and books, notes, Diocesan Inspector's reports and papers, letters, memos, lists of pupils with good attendance, newscuttings, school rules, Education Dept regulations and instructions, appeals for school funds and other records - 1861 - 1943 - Ref: BA 9233/20, 21

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.

Other Sources

At Society of Genealogists :-
Billings directory & gazetteer 1855 [Malvern extracts] : Malvern directories (1820-62) - Published Malvern Wells : Kerry Tombs
The story of Malvern Link, Worcestershire - Author: Drake, Daphne

Last Updated: 27/10/2016