Ancient Parish [25]
Abolished ecclesiastically in 1771 to help create Croome d'Abitot with Pirton Ecclesiastical Parish. By the 20th century was called 'Croome d'Abitot'. Ecclesiastically abolished in 1973 to help create Severn Stoke with Croome d'Abitot Ecclesiastical Parish.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO886468
6 miles S.E. of Worcester & 5 N.W. of Pershore

Parish Church

St. Peter

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Upper Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1972 [5]
  Marriages 1538-1971 [5]
  Burials 1538-1972 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1813-1986 [27]
  Marriages 1764-1990 [27]
  Burials 1813-1986 [27]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1538-1875
  Marriages 1538-1750; 1754-1882

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68]
PIRTON : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1612-1700 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
PIRTON (St. Peter) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (transcription.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a WW1 Memorial in St Peter's Church see:

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]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1851Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Court roll 1664-1701

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
County Primary School
Log books - 1879 - 1952 - Ref: BA 1295

Pirton C E School
Admission Register - 1911 - 1952 - Ref: BA 3770

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:

PIRTON, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 4 ½ miles (N. N. W.) from Pershore, containing 214 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, united to that of Croom-D'Abitot, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £8. 3, and in the patronage of the Earl of Coventry. The church is dedicated to St. Peter.

Last Updated: 30/10/2016