Upper Swinford


A township in Oldswinford Ancient Parish (which was ecclesiastically known as 'Old Swinford'). A separate Civil Parish in 1866. It was transferred in 1974 to West Midlands. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO900830
Southern part of Stourbridge to the west of Hagley Rd.


Lower Halfshire [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Stourbridge (originally rated in Oldswinford, separate rated soon after 1836-1930) [25]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Stourbridge & Upper Swinford Burial Ground: Register of burials 1879-1910, Transcripts of register of burials Feb1879-Mar1887 Worcestershire Archives [51]

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:
1851 - 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Last Updated: 21/07/2012