O.S. Ref: SP024385
On the county border with Goucestershire, 3 miles south of Evesham, off the A46

Parish Church

St. Mary the Virgin

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Middle Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Hinton on the Green (Gloucestershire); Aston Summerville (Gloucestershire); Wormington (Gloucestershire); Dumbleton (Gloucestershire); Ashton under Hill (Gloucestershire); Elmley Castle [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1566-1972 [5]
  Marriages 1566-1972 [5]
  Burials 1567-1972 [5]
  Banns 1739 (1 only), 1754 (1 only)
1755-82, 1823-1923
Transcripts Christenings 1566-1783 [27]
  Marriages 1566-1751 [27]
  Burials 1567-1782 [27]
Originals Marriages M1566-1986 [12]
  Burials B1567-1982 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1782-1875
  Marriages 1566-1885

Register Copies

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]
Christenings 1566-1783 Marriages 1566-1782 Burials 1567-1783

At Society of Genealogists [68]
SEDGEBERROW : Christenings & Burials 1566-1972, Marriages 1566-1751, 1785-1972, banns 1739-82, 1823-1923, confirmations 1896-1971; churchwardens accounts 1818-62 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St.Mary the Virgin

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St.Mary the Virgin

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St.Mary the Virgin

At Society of Genealogists [59]
SEDGEBERROW (St. Mary the Virgin) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 Published : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1992 Author Farmer, G R Author Bushell, L C Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Mary the Virgin Church see:

For the names of those included on Sedgberrow War Memorial see:

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]

Gloucestershire 1851 census [CD-ROM.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS 2001 - Author: Gloucestershire FHS (comp.) Society of Genealogists

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial1647-1863 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Manor books 18th and 19th cents.; Manor Court books (draft) 1812-1907

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Churchwardens accounts 1818-62
Confirmation register 1896-1971

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Sedgeberrow Sunday School
Attendance registers - [1896] - 1943 - Ref: BA 8970/7 (vi)

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:

SEDGEBERROW, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Evesham, containing 250 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £13. 15. 7½ , and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church has a small octagonal tower, surmounted by a spire, and exhibits portions in the decorated and later English styles of architecture.

Last Updated: 01/11/2016