Descriptive Notes

Rushwick village has now been circumvented by the new Western By-pass making it a quiet backwater compared with previous times. The South of the parish is bordered by the River Teme.


Hamlet in St John the Baptist Bedwardine parish


O.S. Ref: SO820535
About 2 mile W.S.W. of Worcester on the A4103.

Parish Church

St Thomas, at the junction of the A44 and Crown East Lane, currently serves the parish of Crown East and Rushwick.
[Copy Order in Council (16 Feb 1977) creating the new parish of Cotheridge and altering the name of the parish of Cotheridge with
Crown East to 'Crown East and Rushwick'.] [2]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a war memorial at St. Thomas' Church see: East St Thomas's Church

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:

At Worcestershire Archives [14]
1871 (included in St John the Baptist Bedwardine parish)

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Crown East: Court roll [1356-7] Wick Episcopi: Reserved and chief rents 1742-1834
Accounts and receipts 1832-6, 1839
Compotus roll [1524-5]

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.

Last Updated: 28/01/2016