Ancient Parish [25]
Including a chapel at Shipston on Stour & a chapel at Tidmington, each of which was a separate Civil Parish in 1719. The two were ecclesiastically severed & united at the same time to create Shipston on Stour Ecclesiastical Parish. Transferred in 1931 from Worcestershire to Warwickshire.[25]


O.S. Ref: SP259435
2 miles from Shipston-on-Stour on the A3400

Darlingscott is a hamlet as are Blackwell, 1 mile west and Longdon,1 mile S.W. The hamlets of Newbold-upon-Stour, 2 miles north, Armscott, 2 miles N.W. and Talton ½ mile north, were formed into a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1834. [57]

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Peculiar of the incumbent. [1] Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1918, Archdeaconry of Warwick & Diocese of Coventry (1918 - *) [25]


A distinct 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

Alderminster; Ettington (Warwickshire); Halford (Warwickshire); Honington (Warwickshire); Shipston on Stour; Stretton on the Foss (Warwickshire); Ilmington (Warwickshire); Whitchurch (Warwickshire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Transcripts Christenings 1541-1838 [27]
  Marriages 1560-1837 [27]
  Burials 1560-1861 [27]
1608-1837 [27]

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

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1608 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1781-1885
  Marriages 1560-1895

Register Copies

St Gregory (now Warwickshire): Baptisms 1541-1838, Marriages 1560-1837, Burials 1560-1861 Bishops' Transcripts 1608-1837 Poor Law 1710-1836

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1541-1781 Marriages 1560-1754 and Burials 1560-1781
Baptisms 1781-1838 Marriages 1754-1837 Burials 1782-1861
Bishop's Transcripts 1608-1754
Bishop's Transcripts 1755-1837
Baptisms 1541-1838 Marriages 1560-1837 Burials 1560-1861 Bishops' Transcripts 1608-1837 PoorLaw 1710-1836

At Warwickshire County Record Office
Banns: Originals: 1823-1924
Christenings 1541-1981 Marriages 1560-1994 Burials 1560-1980 [66]

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]
Christenings 1541-1838 Marriages 1560-1837 Burials 1560-1861 Bishops' Transcripts 1608-1837

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
TREDINGTON : Christenings 1541-1981, Marriages 1560-1837, 1873-1964, Burials 1560-1861, banns 1754-1812, 1823-1934 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City Genealogical Society of Utah 1968 & 2002 Source S: C Zouch & A J Gillett

TREDINGTON : Christenings(Index) 1762-1812 (Bishops' Transcripts) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973 Author Genealogical Society of Utah (transcription.)
TREDINGTON : Christenings(Index) 1781-1838 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973 Author Genealogical Society of Utah (transcription.)

TREDINGTON (St Gregory) : Christenings 1541-52, 1559-1838, Marriages 1553-1837, Burials 1560-1861, Bishops' Transcripts 1608-1837, poor law 1710-1836 [Microfiche.] Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1995 Author Brittain, M F (transcription.)


Newbold-on-Stour: Marriages 1963-74 Warwickshire County Record Office [66]

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
Quaker digest registers of births, marriages & burials - Warws., Leics. & Rutland QM : Births 1623-1837, 1636-1815, 1646-1762, Marriages 1648-1837, 1659-1794, 1668-1711, Burials 1659-1837, 1661-1836, 1636-1781 (includes Tamworth, Handsworth, West Bromwich, Rowley Regis, Lichfield, Wednesbury, Aldridge, Staffs.; Chipping Camden, Stow on the Wold, Sezincote, Glos.; Ratcliffe on Soar, Notts.; Warley, Oldbury, Salop; Shipston on Stour, Tredington, Old Swinford, Dudley, Stourbridge, Worcs.) [Microfilm.] Published London : World Microfilms Publications, 1989Source S: Quaker FHS

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

TREDINGTON (St. Gregory) : Monumental Inscriptions: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 3 [Typescript.] IN: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 3 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1983 Author Tredington Women's Institute (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH Society of Genealogists [59]

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]
1851 Gloucestershire Archives
1851 - 1901 Warwickshire County Record Office [58]
1851-91 Stratford Upon Avon Library
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

Burial 1703-1861 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Shipston and Blackwell: Manor books (draft) 1812-1907
Tredington: Compotus roll 1524; Manor books 1781-1860; Rental 1695-1702, 1759-1805; Surveys and particulars of property 17th-19th cents.; Surveys, valuations, manor books, rent rolls etc. 17th-19th cents.
Proceedings of manorial court of Tadlyngton (in Evesham Abbey Court Book) 1543

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.

Other Sources

Transcript: Poor Law documents 1710-1836 Worcestershire Archives [27]

The parish church of St. Gregory, Tredington, Warwickshire [Typescript.] Published Tredington, Nd. Author Davis, D M L (comp.) Source D: B M Wysard Society of Genealogists

Tredington : its village history Published 1986 Author Holtham, John C Edition 2nd edSource D: Anon. Society of Genealogists


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

TREDINGTON, a parish forming, with the parishes of Shipston upon Stour, and Tidmington, a distinct portion of the upper division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, being locally in the Kington division of the hundred of KLNGTON, county of WARWICK, 2¼ miles (N.) from Shipston upon Stour, containing, with the hamlets of Armscott, BlackwelL, Darlingscott, and Newbold, 1032 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in two portions, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Rector, jointly rated in the king's books at £99.17.6 and in the patronage of the Principal and Fellows of Jesus' College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Gregory. This parish was divided, under an act passed in the 6th of George I., when the townships of Shipston and Tidmington were separated from it, and constituted a distinct parish. The river Stour runs through the parish. Here was formerly a monastery, the remaining part of which is now the rectory house. There is a small endowed school in the parish.

Last Updated: 28/01/2016