A chapel in Great Malvern Ancient Parish. It was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 and a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1728.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO796484
On the A449 about 6 miles from Worcester & 1 mile from Malvern Link

Parish Church

St. Leonard
The church was declared redundant on 8 April 1997 and is now used as the Beauchamp Community chapel. [80]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Lower Pershore [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Upton-upon-Severn [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Bransford; Powick; Madresfield; Leigh [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1596-1970 [5]
  Marriages 1562-1971 [5]
  Burials 1732-1972 [5]
  Banns 1754-[59] [5]
Transcripts Marriages M1562-1973 [27]
Originals Banns 1829-1995 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1612-1700
  Marriages 1612-1700

Register Copies

Chapelry of St. Leonard: Christenings 1596-1901, Marriages 1562-1901, Burials 1675-1901

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1596-1901 Marriages 1562-1901 Burials 1675-1901

A Society of Genealogistst
NEWLAND (St. Leonard chapelry) : Births 1860-68, Christenings 1596-1650, 1662-66, 1672-1901, Marriages 1562-1694, 1707, 1714-1901, Burials 1675-82, 1732-37, 1758-1804, 1816-1901, banns 1754-1812 [Microfiche] Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2007 Author Wright, Betty (transcriptions).

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Burial ground register 1863-1919 with plan (microfilm): Worcestershire Archives [52]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Leonard'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 1732-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Court roll 18[66]

Parish Records on microform

at Worcestershire Archives [13]
List of marriages in Newland 1754-1812
Churchwardens accounts 1783-1861
Parochial Church Council Minute Book 1920-63
Poor rate book 1856-63
Account book 1916-43
Burial ground register 1863-1919

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:

NEWLAND, a chapelry in the parish of GREAT MALVERN, lower division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 5¾ miles (S. W.) from Worcester, containing 125 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese: of Worcester, endowed with £10 per annum private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Malvern. The chapel is dedicated to St. Michael. Courts leet and baron are occasionally held here.

Last Updated: 29/10/2016