North & Middle Littleton

Descriptive Notes

The 13th century tithe barn at Middle Littleton is one of the largest and finest in the country. It is administered by the National Trust.


Ancient Parish [25]
Originally there was one Ancient Parish as 'Littleton' but by 1535 there were two Ecclesiastical Parishes of 'North & Middle Littleton' & 'South Littleton'


O.S. Ref: SP081470
4 to 5 miles N.E. of Evesham on the B4085

Parish Church

St. Nicholas

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Upper Blackenhurst [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Salford Priors (Warwickshire); Cleeve Prior; Pebworth (Gloucestershire); Church Honeybourne; South Littleton; Offenham; Harvington [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1661-1978 [5]
  Marriages 1662-1970 [5]
  Burials 1661-1973 [5]
  Banns 1969-72 [5]
(North Middleton)
Christenings 1661-1788 [27]
  Marriages 1662-1750 [27]
  Burials 1661-1788 [27]
Originals Banns 1755-1807,1824-1950

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1661-1875
  Marriages 1662-1845

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1972-1978, Marriages 1968-1978

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]
Christenings 1661-1788 Marriages1662-1812 Burials 1661-1788

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
LITTLETON, NORTH & MIDDLE : Marriages 1662-1809: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1910 Author Phillimore, W P W ed.

LITTLETON, NORTH : Marriages(Index) 1662-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

At [FreeREG]
Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at:

FreeREG is a new project. The database currently contains a few million records only, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database.

The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Marriages: 1663-1809

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St.Nicholas: (Bound with Evesham)

At Society of Genealogists [59]
LITTLETON, NORTH & MIDDLE (St. Nicholas) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 1 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 1 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, Nd. Author Littleton Women's Institute

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Nicholas 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 1661-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Littleton: Court rolls [1359, 1432, 1525-38]; [1512-58]
North, Middle and South Littleton: Court rolls (photocopy of transcript) [1512-58]

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.


Extracts from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

LITTLETON (NORTH), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of BLACKENHURST, county of WORCESTER, 5 miles (N. E.) from Evesham, containing with the township of Middle Littleton, 342 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, united to that of South Littleton, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £6. 13. 9. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas.

LITTLETON (MIDDLE), a township in the parish of NORTH LITTLETON, upper division of the hundred of BLACKENHURST, county of WORCESTER, 4½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Evesham. The population is returned with the parish.

Last Updated: 29/10/2016