Chapel in Eastham Ancient Parish. A separate Civil Parish in 1866. Ecclesiastically severed in 1923 to help create Stanford-on-Teme with Orleton Ecclesiastical Parish. Abolished civilly in 1933 to help create Stanford with Orleton Civil Parish. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO694668
4 miles west of Great Witley along the B4203 & 1 mile N.W. of Stanford-on-Teme

Parish Church

St.John the Baptist

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Salop, Diocese of Hereford [1]


Upper Doddingtree [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Tenbury [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1815-1947 [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1760-80 [27] [21]

For christenings prior to 1815 see Eastham registers. The last baptism at Orleton was held on 6 April 1947. The chapel closed in 1958. [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Herefordshire Record Office

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Year 1845 see Hanley William Bishop Transcripts

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Parish Register of 1572-1812 Parish Register Society

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]
Marriages 1760-1780

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
ORLETON : Christenings 1815-1947 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998

ORLETON : Marriages 1760, 1778-80: 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.

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: http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

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: 1760-80 (3 records)

Further records may have been added since this posting See also EASTHAM

War Memorials

For the names of those included on an Eastham & Orleton WW1 Roll of Service see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Eastham and Orleton WW1 Roll of Service

Census Records

Access to all the censuses between 1841 and 1901 is now widely available on the library edition of Ancestry.co.uk at most record offices. You are strongly advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

The findmypast.co.uk website offers access to the 1911 census. This is a Subscription or PayAsYouGo site.
Many commercial organisations have issued CDs and DVDs covering all the censuses from 1841 to 1901.

Some repositories offer census details on microfiche as listed below:
1841-1901 Worcestershire Archives [14] - See Stanford


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

ORLETON, a chapelry in the parish of EASTHAM, upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 7½ miles (E. by S.) from Tenbury, containing 135 inhabitants.

Last Updated: 27/03/2014