Worcester Old St Martin

Descriptive Notes

In 1905, following Ecclesiastical parish changes, Worcester St Martin's Church, in the Cornmarket ceased to be the parish church of St. Martin's parish, becoming a chapel of ease in St. Swithun's Parish. The status and parochial rights were transferred to the London Road Mission Church, pending the building and consecration of the new St. Martin's Church in April 1911. The congregation at the St Martin's Church in the Cornmarket expressed a wish to retain the same dedication, so that the church became known as Worcester Old St Martin Church to distinguish it from the new St Martin's Church in London Road.
St Swithun ceased to be a parish in 1978. The parish then became Worcester St Martin in the Cornmarket. St. Swithun's Church is now closed for worship and has been in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust since 1977. [5] [40]


O.S. Ref: SO852550

Parish Church

St. Martin, Cornmarket, Worcester

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Part Worcester Borough, part Lower Oswaldslow [25] [44]

Poor Law Union

Worcester (1836-94) [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

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Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1917-71 [5]
Originals Marriages 1917-85 [12]
Burials 1962-77 [12]
Banns 1906-[23], 1949-[72] [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

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International Genealogical Index (IGI)

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Register Copies: Society of Genealogists [68]
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Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St Martin's in the Cornmarket

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Martin's in the Cornmarket

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
Old St Martin

At Society of Genealogists [59]
WORCESTER (St. Martin in the Cornmarket) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991 Author Bushell, L (transcription.) Author Farmer, G R (transcription.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

WORCESTER (Tallow Hill) : Monumental Inscriptions in the burial ground: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcription.)

Census Records

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Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

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Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
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An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

The living of St. Martin's is a rectory, rated in the king's books at £15. 3. 4., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter.

Last Updated: 31/07/2012