Stanford on Teme


Ancient Parish [25]
Abolished ecclesiastically in 1923 to help create Stanford on Teme with Orleton Ecclesiastical Parish . Abolished civilly in 1933 to help create Stanford with Orleton Civil Parish. .[25]


O.S. Ref: SO703657
Near the Herefordshire border of the county, 13 miles N.W. of Worcester on the B4203

Parish Church

St. Mary

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Salop & Diocese of Hereford until 1876, Archdeaconry of Ludlow & Diocese of Hereford (1876-1919), Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester (1919-23 [25]


Upper Doddingtree [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Martley [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1594-1963 [5]
Marriages 1596-1964 [5]
Burials 1594-1964 [5]
Originals Banns 1754-80, 1824-1973 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Hereford RO Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1594-1699
Marriages 1596-1812
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1700-1875

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
STANFORD UPON TEME : Christenings 1594-1963, Marriages & Burials 1596-1964, banns 1754-80 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998 Source S: J Birkinhead.

Hereford Diocese marriage licence registers 1663-96, 1709-1843 [with contemporary indexes] [Microfilm.] - Published Salt Lake City Genealogical Society of Utah

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59] :-
STANFORD ON TEME : Monumental Inscriptions [Typescript.] Published , 1968 Author Faraday, Michael Anthony (transcription.)

STANFORD ON TEME (St. Mary) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1992 Author Farmer, G R (transcription.) Source D: B.M.S.G.H

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]
Stanford with Orleton 1841- 81
Stanford 1891-1901

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1594-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Churchwardens' Receipt & Payment Book 1869-1912

Schools Records

See Stanford on Teme with Orleton

Other Sources

Stanford on Teme : account book for the surveyor of Highways, 1836-64 [Manuscript.] Published , 1836-64 Society of Genealogists


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

STANFORD, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 8 miles (N. E. by N.) from Bromyard, containing 194 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £7. 4. 2 and in the patronage of Sir T. E. Winnington, Bart. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, was erected in 1768, in the later style of English architecture. The river Teme runs through the parish, which produces hops and abounds with limestone.

Last Updated: 21/07/2012