Civil Parish [25]
Created in 1884 by the union of Warley Salop Civil Parish, part of Warley Wigorn Civil Parish, part of Ridgacre Civil Parish & part of Oldbury Civil Parish. Warley Salop is that part of Warley which was in Shropshire until 1844 . It was abolished in 1908 entirely to Oldbury Municipal Borough & Civil Parish. [25] [5]

New Warley Civil Parish created in 1966 when Warley County Borough constituted from the following areas:
Part of Birmingham County Borough & Ancient Parish (associated with Warwickshire)
Part of Dudley County Borough & Ancient Parish (as reconstituted County Borough becomes associated with Staffordshire)
Part of Smethwick County Borough & Civil Parish (associated with Staffordshire)
Part of West Bromwich County Borough & Ancient Parish (associated with Staffordshire)
Part of Halesowen Municipal Borough & Ancient Parish and part of Oldbury Municipal Borough & Civil Parish, both Worcestershire
Part of Brierley Hill Urban District, part of Rowley Regis Municipal Borough & Civil Parish, part of Tipton Municipal Borough & Ancient Parish, all Staffordshire.
Transferred in 1974 to West Midlands.[25]


O.S. Ref: SP004873
About 7 miles west of central Birmingham - area north and south of the Quinton end of the A4123


Halfshire [25]

Poor Law Union

West Bromwich (1844-1908) [3] [25]


Copies: Christenings 1856-1958 Burials 1872-1966;
Originals: Christenings 1856-1958 Burials1872-1966 Sandwell Community History and Archives Service [47

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 Shropshire Archives

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

Bearwood and Warley on old picture postcards - Book - BMSGH Shop

Last Updated: 28/01/2016