Severn Stoke

Descriptive Notes

Croome Park, Severn Stoke is "Capabilitiy" Brown's first complete landscape design. The National Trust's garden restoration project gives visitors an opportunity to travel back 250 years to see how England's greatest gardener created this magical landscape from marshland.


Ancient Parish [25]
Abolished ecclesiastically in 1973 to help create Severn Stoke with Croome d'Abitot Ecclesiastical Parish.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO856440
7 miles south of Worcester on the A38. Croome D'Abitot is 3 miles east of Severn Stoke.

Kinnersley is a large hamlet 1 mile S.E.; Sandford is 1 mile north; Clifton is 1½ miles north & Birch Green, 1½ miles N.E. [57]

Parish Church

St. Denys (alternatively St. Dennis)

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Lower Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Upton-upon-Severn [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1982 [5]
  Marriages 1538-1837 [5]
  Burials 1538-1949 [5]
Originals Banns 1824-1930 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1614 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1538-1851

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
SEVERN STOKE : Christenings 1897-1982 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984

SEVERN STOKE (St. Denis) : Christenings & Deaths 1538-1600, Marriages 1538-1621 [Typescript.] Published , 1955 Author Winslow, D K (transcription.)

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

List of persons buried (20th century) Worcestershire Archives [51]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on Severn Stoke War Memorial see:

For the names of those included on a War Memorial in St Denys Church see:

For the names of those included on a WW1 Memorial in St Denys 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,, 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]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

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

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Letter re maintenance of war graves 1962
Notice re short baptism certificates 1961
Confirmation Register 1933-72
Service Register 1920-52
Licence for divine service 1953
Letters, accounts etc mainly re Worcester Dilapidations Board 1957-69
Plan of gate to rectory 1952
Churchwardens accounts 1827-1954
Parochial Church Council Signed Minutes 1961-75 Parish Note Book re various local events 1866-1909

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Severn Stoke Primary School
Admission Registers - 1948 - 1974 - Ref: BA 9888/3
Admission Registers - 1967 - 1986 - Ref: BA 9888/3
Log book. Note the final entry in this volume records that the School closed on 18 July 1986. The majority of pupils would be transferred to Kempsey Primary School - 1985 - 86 - Ref: BA 9888/1 (ii)
Punishment book - 1946 - 74 - Ref: BA 9888/5 (vi)

Severn Stoke School
Log book. Note this volume contains a number of loose papers including photographs of pupils and certificates awarded to the School - 1955 - 85 - Ref: BA 9888/1(i)

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:

STOKE (SEVERN), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 3 miles (N. by E.) from Upton upon Severn, containing 666 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £21.17. 4, and in the patronage of the Earl of Coventry. The church is dedicated to St. Denis. A market and a fair were granted to be held here by Edward II, but both of them have been long since disused.

Last Updated: 01/11/2016