Ancient Parish [25]
Transferred in 1896 from Worcestershire to Warwickshire. Abolished ecclesiastically in 1972 to help create Spernall, Morton Bagot & Oldberrow Ecclesiastical Parish.[25]


O.S. Ref: SP121660
5½ miles east of Redditch on the A4189
Oldberrow is a narrow corridor between the parishes of Henley-in-Arden & Studley.

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1918, when transferred to the Archdeaconry of Warwick & Diocese of Coventry [5] [25]


Lower Blackenhurst [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Alcester [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Beoley; Ullenhall (Warwickshire); Hampton-in-Arden(Warwickshire); Wootton Wawen (Warwickshire); Morton Bagot (Warwickshire); Studley (Warwickshire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]
No Parish Registers held at Worcestershire Archives. The originals are at Warwickshire County Record Office.

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1674-1885
Marriages 1674-1835; 1838-1895

Register Copies

At Warwickshire County Record Office
St Mary:
Christenings 1659-1978 Marriages 1659-1979 Burials1659-1979
Banns: Originals: [1754]-[1762], 1754,1774-1784, 1825-1979

Warwickshire people & places (includes register extracts
Spernall Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1562-1847, Morton Bagot Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1664-1884, OLD BERROW Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1659-1879) - Published Birmingham : Cornish Brothers, 1936 - Author: Burman, John Society of Genealogists

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At Society of Genealogists [59] :-
OLDBERROW (St. Mary) : Monumental Inscriptions: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 1 [Typescript.] IN: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 1 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1982 Author Wheatcroft, G W (transcription.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

Morton Bagot (Holy Trinity): Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1663-1851 & Monumental Inscriptions OLDBERROW (St. Mary) : Monumental Inscriptions: Spernall (St. Leonard) : Monumental Inscriptions [CD-ROM.] Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2001 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (trans.)

Morton Bagot (Holy Trinity), OLDBERROW (St. Mary), Spernall (St. Leonard) : Monumental Inscriptions: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 29 [Typescript.] IN: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 29 Published : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1994 Author Alcester Local History Society (trans.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry.

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. 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 Ancestry.co.uk 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 freecen.org.uk 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]
1851-91 Warwickshire County Record Office
1851-94 Stratford upon Avon Library & Information Centre
Warwickshire 1891 census returns: Alcester registration district RG 12/2480-2483 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003 - Society of Genealogists


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

OLDBERROW, a parish forming a detached portion of the lower division of the hundred of BLACKENHURST, county of WORCESTER, 2¼ miles (W.) from Henley in Arden, containing 102 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £4, and in the patronage of the Rev. John Peachell. The church is dedicated to St. Mary.

Last Updated: 22/07/2012