North Claines



Civil Parish [25]
Created in 1885 from the part of Claines Ancient Parish not in Worcester Municipal Borough. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO8660 The parish lies north of Worcester's northern link road (A449). Includes the hamlets of Fernhill Heath, Bevere, Nothwick, Astwood & Tapenhall [38]


Oswaldslow [25]

Poor Law Union

Droitwich  [3] [25]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a Roll of Honour at Fernhill Heath Memorial Hall 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:

1891-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

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.

Last Updated: 17/10/2016