A township in Worcestershire (Halfshire Hundred) and in Tardebigge Ancient Parish, which was in Worcestershire and Warwickshire until 1844, but entirely Worcestershire thereafter. It was a separate Civil Parish in 1866. It was abolished in 1933, part to Bentley Pauncefoot Civil Parish, part to Tutnall & Cobley Civil Parish & part to Redditch Civil Parish. [25]
Webheath, St.Philip was consecrated on 22nd February, 1870 by Dr. Henry Philpott, the Lord Bishop of Worcester. The new Church was to be a daughter church of St. Bartholomew's, at Tardebigge.


O.S. Ref: SP015667
Now on the western outskirts of Redditch

Parish Church

St. Philip the Apostle, Church Rd., a daughter church of St. Bartholomew's at Tardebigge.

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Diocese of Worcester [10]


Upper Halfshire [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Bromsgrove (from c.1837) (originally rated in Tardebigge, separate rated soon after 1836-1930 [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

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    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1870-1953 [5]
  Marriages 1939-77 [5]
Originals Banns 1939-71 [12]


Although Vol 1- baptisms 1870-1910, is entitled as being the parish of Tardebigge it is a separate volume from the Tardebigge baptismal register for the same period and appears to be concerned primarily with residents in the Webheath area of Tardebigge parish. Subsequent volumes are entitled Webheath.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
WEBHEATH (St. Philip) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 10 IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 10 Published : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991 Author Farmer, G R (transcription.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a WW1 Memorial at St. Philip's Church see:

For the names of those included on a WW2 Memorial at St. Philip's 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 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:

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1871 census Greater Birmingham (part) plus Budbrooke, Dunchurch & Leamington surname & folio index plus images of the folios for pieces RG 10/2968-2974, 3076-3086, 3088-3089, 3119, 3134-3160 & 3187-3193 [CD-ROM] - Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2004 - Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry Society of Genealogists

Last Updated: 04/11/2016