Ancient Parish
Included a chapel at Alfrick & a chapel at Lulsley. Each was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 and the two united ecclesiastically in 1912 as 'Alfrick & Lulsley' Ecclesiastical Parish.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO721517
11 miles S.W. of Worcester about 1 mile from the Herefordshire border
Crew's Hill is 1 mile N.E. [57]

Parish Church

St. John Baptist

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Upper Doddingtree [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Martley [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Knightwick; Lulsley; Alfrick; Cradley (Herefordshire); Acton Beauchamp; Stanford Bishop (Herefordshire); Bromyard (Herefordshire); Whitbourne (Herefordshire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1695-1941 [5]
  Marriages 1695-1837 [5]
  Burials 1695-1976 [5]
  Banns 1754-1812 [5]
Originals Banns 1883-1945 [12]

The Parish Registers included entries for Alfrick & Lulsley for the period 1695 to 1732. [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1613-1877


Countess of Huntingdon (See Leigh Sinton)

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a WW1 Memorial at St. John the Baptist Church see:

For the names of those included on a WW2 Memorial at St. John the Baptist Church see:

For the names of those included on a WW2 Roll of Honour at St. John the Baptist Church see:

For a War Memorial to Roger Hardwicke Ballard at St. John the Baptist 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 1696-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Account of boundaries 18th cent.; Copy presentments 19th cent.; Court book 1758-90; Court roll 1587-91, 1603-95 with gaps, 1748; Rental 1558-9, late 16th cent.; Suit lists 1694-1797; Valuation 1744; Arrears of rents 1743-4; Rent rolls 1744-5, 1748-9; Accounts 1744-8

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:

SUCKLEY, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 5½ miles (E.S.E.) from Bromyard, containing, with the chapelries of Alfrick and Lulsley, 1187 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £26. 19. 4½ and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Courts leet and baron are annually held here. A school for the education of the poor is endowed with about £8 per annum.

Last Updated: 02/11/2016