A chapel in Tredington Ancient Parish. A separate Civil Parish in 1719 and ecclesiastically severed at the same time to help create Shipston on Stour Ecclesiastical Parish. Transferred in 1931from Worcestershire to Warwickshire. [25]


O.S. Ref: SP261385
On the A34 to Oxford, South of Shipston-on-Stour

Parish Church

Church of the Ascension

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1918, Archdeaconry of Warwick & Diocese of Coventry (1918 - *) [25]


A detached portion of Upper Oswaldslow, Worcestershire being locally in the Kington division of Kington Hundred, Warwickshire.[44] [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Shipston-on-Stour [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Shipston on Stour; Barcheston (Warwickshire); Burmington (Warwickshire); Todenham (Gloucestershire); Stretton on the Foss (Warwickshire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

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Coverage Source
Transcripts Marriages 1693-1812 [27] [20]
General G1611-1851 [27]
1611-1837 [27]

No Parish Registers held at Worcestershire Archives. The originals are at Warwickshire County Record Office

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1691-1803
Marriages 1693-1833

Register Copies

Church Of The Ascension; Bapt, Mar. & Bur. 1611-1851, Bts 1611-1837

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Worcestershire Parish Registers Marriages Vol.1 - Shipston on Stour 1571-1812, Tidmington 1693-1812, Bradley 1630-1812

At Warwickshire County Record Office
Banns: Originals: 1754-1770, 1827-1937

Christenings 1691-1811 Marriages 1693-1833 Burials 1691-1812 [66]

At Coventry Archives [48]
Microfilm: Banns 1827-37

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]
Christenings 1611-1851 Marriages 1611-1851 Burials 1611-1851 BTs 1611-1837

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
TIDMINGTON : Christenings, Marriages & Burials (Bishops' Transcripts) 1611-39, 1662-1837, Christenings 1691-1850, Marriages 1693-1833, 1840-51, Burials 1691-1851, Banns 1754-59 [Microfiche.] Published : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1999 Author Brittain, M F (transcription.)

TIDMINGTON : Marriages 1693-1812: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1901 Author Phillimore, W P W ed. Author Carter, W F ed.

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: http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

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: 1693-1812

Further records may have been added since this posting.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Church of the Ascension BMSGH Shop

At Society of Genealogists [59] :
TIDMINGTON : Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard: Worcestershire Churchyard Inscriptions [Manuscript.] IN: Worcestershire Churchyard Inscriptions Published , 1910 Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcription.)

TIDMINGTON : Monumental Inscriptions: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcription.)

TIDMINGTON (Church of the Ascension) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 13 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 13 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991 Author Page, Alan et al. (transcription.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Soc. for Genealogy & Heraldry.

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. 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 Ancestry.co.uk 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 freecen.org.uk 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 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1851 - 1901 Warwickshire County Record Office [58]
1851-91 Stratford upon Avon Library and Information Centre
1841-1891 1901 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office

Warwickshire 1891 census returns: Shipston on Stour registration district RG 12/2484-2486 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003 Society of Genealogists

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial1813-37 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Proceedings of manorial court of Tidmington (in Evesham Abbey Court Book) 1543


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

TIDMINGTON, a parish forming, with Shipston upon Stour and Tredington, a detached portion of the upper division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, being locally in the Kington division of the hundred of Kington, county of Warwick, 1½ mile (S. by E.) from Shipston upon Stour, containing 70 inhabitants. The living is a rectory with Shipston upon Stour, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester. The church is partly in the early style of English architecture, and partly of later date. Tidmington and Shipston upon Stour were formerly townships in the parish of Tredington, from which they were separated by act of parliament, in the 6th of George I., and made a distinct parish; on this occasion the rectory of Tredington was divided into three parts.

Last Updated: 24/07/2012