Descriptive Notes

Old Church is seen standing proud immediately above the motorway to Ross-on-Wye. Earthworks in fields north of the church mark the site of the mediaeval village and probably the de Pendocks’ manor house. Much of this charming church is Norman although the 10th century font suggests an even earlier building; in the 14th century new windows were added and the west tower built. There are good 16th century pews and Jacobean communion rails. Sir Edward Elgar may have played the little Georgian organ. [40]


O.S. Ref: SO783327
Lies close to the Gloucestershire border of the county, 7 miles west of Tewkesbury

Parish Church

Holy Redeemer
Pendock Old Church is 5 miles west of Tewkesbury signposted from the A438 at Sledge Green. (O.S. Ref: SO817337)
The church was declared redundant on 21 October 1987 and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[80]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


In Lower Oswaldslow though locally in Lower Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Tewkesbury [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Birtsmorton;Longdon; Forthampton (Gloucestershire); Eldersfield; Redmarley D'Abitot; Berrow [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1559-1928 [5]
  Marriages 1558-1937 [5]
  Burials 1558-1812 [5]
  Banns 1823-1948 [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1813-1875
  Marriages 1755-1836

Register Copies

PENDOCK : Christenings 1584-1928, Marriages 1584-1836, banns 1823-1948, Burials 1584-1813 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964 Location Lower library Society of Genealogists [68]

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:

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: Christenings: 1558-1812 Marriages: 1558-1812 Burials: 1558-1812

Further records may have been added since this posting.

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]
1851 - 91 Gloucestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogists :-
Gloucestershire 1851 Census index & transcription, vol. 19 : HO 107/1974 - [Tewkesbury registration district] Deerhurst & Overbury sub-districts - Worcestershire part: Index to the 1851 Census for Gloucestershire [Microfiche.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS, 1999 - Author Gloucestershire FHS (comp.)

Gloucestershire 1891 census returns: Tewkesbury registration district RG 12/2049-2050 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003

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Burial 1558-1812 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Court rolls 1591-1635; Rentals 1490-1594

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.

Other Sources

Registers of Pendock by William Good at :


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

PENDOCK, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, though locally in the lower division of that of Pershore, county of WORCESTER, 5½ miles (S. S. W.) from Upton upon Severn, containing 276 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £11. 2. 11. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists.

Last Updated: 28/01/2016