O.S. Ref: SO806648
6½ miles west of Droitwich & 5 miles south of Stourport-on-Severn
Sankyn's Green is ½ mile west. [57]

Parish Church

St. Mary

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1921, Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1921 - *) [25]


Lower Doddingtree [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Martley [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Astley; Ombersley; Holt, Little Witley; Martley [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1537-1940 [5]
  Marriages 1538-1967 [5]
  Burials 1538-1894 [5]
  Banns 1756-1812 [5]
Originals Banns 1756-1812, 1826-87, 1887-1939 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1759-1875
  Marriages 1755-1882

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1719-1940 Marriages 1719-1967 Burials 1719-1894, Banns 1756-1812 List of Baptisms 1719-1726
Marriages 1755-1882 (computer print out)

At Society of Genealogists [68]
SHRAWLEY (St. Mary) : Christenings 1719-1940, Marriages 1720-1967, banns 1756-1812, Burials 1719-1894 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967 Society of Genealogists [68]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
SHRAWLEY (St. Mary) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1988 Author Whitmore, J (transcription.) Author Dring, C (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Mary'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,, 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]
1841-81and 1901
A transcript of 1851 is on the open shelves at HQ942.44 [27]
For 1891 - see Astley

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Chief rent books 1784, 1808, 1829-34; Compotus rolls 1389-1434; Court books 1680-1854, 1857-97; 1901-27; Court rolls - extensive records - 1424-1771 (with gaps); Collections of heriots, rents and services [15th cent.]; Survey (assigned to Catherine Parr) 1544-5; Rent rolls 1548-1693; Particular of the demesnes [c.16th cent], [17th cent.]; Note of evidences 1612; Court Baron: extract of issues, fines and amercements 1650; Names of copyholders making composition [17th cent.]; List of presentments [17th cent.]; Custumal 18th cent; List of copy holders 18th-19th cents.; Minutes (draft) 1629-1866

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Shrawley C E (Controlled) School
Log book - Note This was formerly known as Shrawley National School. The School closed in July 1973 - 1912 - 1977 - Ref: BA 9859

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:

SHRAWLEY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 4¼ miles (S. by W.) from Stourport, containing 484 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £9. 17.1 and in the patronage of Thomas Taylor Vernon, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The river Severn passes through the parish, in which there are vestiges of some ancient intrenchments.

Last Updated: 01/11/2016