Norton & Lenchwick


Ancient Parish [25]
Lenchwick is a chapelry in the parish of Norton [44]


O.S. Ref: SP042478
4 miles north of Evesham along the B4088.
Lenchwick is about 1 mile S.W. of Norton and 2½ miles north from Evesham.
Chadbury is a hamlet in Norton parish, 2 miles S.W. of Norton and a 1½ N.W. from Evesham. [57]

Parish Church

St. Egwin
The chapel at Lenchwick was dedicated to St. Michael but has been demolished [44]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Lower Blackenhurst [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1950 [5]
  Marriages 1538-1836 [5]
  Burials 1538-1923 [5]
  Banns [1755]-1812, 1823-1970 [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1538-1609; 1701-1875
  Marriages 1538-1609; 1701-1836
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1610-1700 (65%)

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68]
NORTON & LENCHWICK : Christenings 1538-1868, Marriages 1538-1836, Burials 1538-1923 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
NORTON & LENCHWICK (St. Egwin) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1989 Author Bushell, L (transcription.) Author Farmer, G R (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a World War I Memorial at St Egwins Church see:

For the names of those included on a World War II Memorial at St Egwins Church see:

For the names of on a Memorial to those who died in a Wellington Bomber Crash in World War II 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 1660-1860 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Proceedings of manorial court of Lenchewyke and Norton (in Evesham Abbey Court Book) 1542, 1544
Norton: Accounts 17th-18th cents.

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:

NORTON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of BLACKENHURST, county of WORCESTER, 3 miles (N. by E.) from Evesham, containing, with the chapelry of Lench-Wick, 386 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £5. 17- 8½ , and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church, dedicated to St. Egwin, was a small cruciform structure, principally in the later English style, but the nave having fallen down, the tower is now distinct from the rest of the building. There is a trifling endowment, the gift of Anne Walter, for teaching poor children.

Last Updated: 29/10/2016