South Littleton


Ancient Parish [25]
Originally there was one Ancient Parish as 'Littleton' but by 1535 there were two Ecclesiastical Parishes of 'North & Middle Littleton' & 'South Littleton'. [25]


O.S. Ref: SP075462
4 miles from Evesham along the B4085

Parish Church

St. Michael the Archangel

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Upper Blackenhurst [11] [28]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

North & Middle Littleton; Pebworth (Gloucestershire); Church Honeybourne; Bretforton; Offenham [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1973 [5]
  Marriages 1539-1978 [5]
  Burials 1538-1973 [5]
  Banns South Littleton with
North & Middle Littleton: 1824-1950
Transcripts General 1538-1813 [27]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1656-1679; 1700-1875
  Marriages 1539-1637; 1661-1811; 1813-1885
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1538-1654; 1660-1700

Register Copies

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]
Christenings 1538-1812 Marriages 1539-1812 Burials 1538-1644, 1661-1812

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
LITTLETON, SOUTH : Marriages 1538-1637, 1661-1811: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1910 Author Phillimore, W P W ed.

LITTLETON, SOUTH : Marriages(Index) 1651-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

At [FreeREG]
Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at:

FreeREG is a new project. The database currently contains a few million records only, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database.

The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Marriages: 1539-1811

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St.Michael: (Bound with Evesham)

LITTLETON, SOUTH (St. Michael) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 1 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 1 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, Nd. Author Harris, P (comp.) Society of Genealogists [59]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Michael'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:

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1661-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

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.


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

LITTLETON (SOUTH), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of BLAKENHURST, county of WORCESTER, 3½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Evesham, containing 204 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of North Littleton, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £4. 1. 10 ½ and in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Christ Church, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Mary and St. Nicholas.

Last Updated: 01/11/2016