Ancient Parish [25]
Gloucestershire parish transferred in 1931 to Worcestershire.[5] [25]
Abolished ecclesiastically in 1964 to create Pebworth and Dorsington Ecclesiastical Parish.


O.S. Ref: SP129469
7 miles E.N.E. of Evesham, 3 miles east of North Littleton
Ullington, 1 mile N.W. & Broad Marston, ½ mile S.E. are hamlets. [11]

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Cheltenham & Diocese of Gloucester [11]


Upper Kiftsgate [11]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [3]

Adjoining Parishes

Dorsington (Gloucestershire); Long Marston (Gloucestershire); Quinton (Gloucestershire); Mickleton (Gloucestershire); Weston Subedge (Gloucestershire); Church Honeybourne; Welford (Gloucestershire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1595-1960 [5]
  Marriages 1595-1966 [5]
  Burials 1595-1966 [5]
  Banns 1823-1954 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1595-1679 [27]
  Marriages 1595-1640, 1654-1726 [27]
  Burials 1595-1683 [27]
Originals Marriages M1595-1970 [12]
  Banns 1755 - 1764 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613-1812, 1813-59 Gloucestershire Archives

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1595-1812

Register Copies

Christenings 1595-1696 Marriages 1595-1700 Burials 1595-1683 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]

At Gloucestershire Archives :-
Transcript: Marriages 1595-1700
Marriage index: Marriages 1612-1726 Roe Marriage Index Brides & Grooms
Gloucestershire FHS marriage index: 1800-37

At Society of Genealogists [68]
PEBWORTH : Marriages 1595-1700: in Gloucestershire Notes & Queries, vol. 1, pp. 274-279 IN: Gloucestershire Notes & Queries, vol. 1, pp. 274-279 Published London, 1881 Author Blacker, Beaver H ed.

PEBWORTH : Marriages 1800-37 (BTs): Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 27 [Typescript.] IN: Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 27 Published , 1986 Author Gloucestershire FHS (transcription.) Source D: Gloucestershire FHS

PEBWORTH : Marriages(Index) 1612-1726: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Roe, E A Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd. Location Marriage index shelves

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Pebworth Cemetery: Register of burials [1894]-1978 Worcestershire Archives
-1872 Bigland Gloucestershire Archives

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:
1851 - 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1851 Gloucestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogists :-
Gloucestershire 1851 Census index & transcription, vol. 24 : HO 107/2044; HO 107/2074; HO 107/2076 (parts) - North East Gloucestershire [parishes in cross county districts - Evesham, Stratford on Avon & Shipston on Stour registration districts]: Index to the 1851 Census for Gloucestershire [Microfiche.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS, 1999 - Author Gloucestershire FHS (comp.)

Worcestershire 1851 census index HO 107/2044 : Evesham registration district - Gloucestershire part [Microfiche.] - Published , 1997 - Author Friend, A F (trans.)

Worcestershire 1891 census returns: Evesham registration district RG 12/2335-2337 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1595-1853 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Cleeve Prior and Broadmarston: Manor Court books (draft) 1812-1907

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Pebworth C P School
Log books - 1900 - 1965 - Ref: BA 4361

Pebworth Council School Mixed Department
Admission register - 1904 - 35 - Ref: BA 10113

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:

PEBWORTH, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of KIFTSGATE, county of GLOUCESTER, 6¼ miles (N. by W.) from Chipping-Campden, containing 620 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the king's books at £ 10. 1. 2., endowed with £400 royal bounty, and £1200 parliamentary grant, and in the joint patronage of Messrs. Shekell and Millard. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Two small schools are endowed to a trifling extent. Several mineral springs rise in this parish, which are said to resemble the Cheltenham waters, but they are not generally known.

Last Updated: 28/01/2016