Yardley Wood


Ecclesiastical Parish [25]
Created in 1849 from Yardley Ancient Parish & Kings Norton Ecclesiastical Parish
Some ecclesiastical boundary alterations have occurred to create or help create a number of daughter parishes. In :-
1914 - to help, together with Moseley St Mary Ecclesiastical Parish, create Moseley St Agnes Ecclesiastical Parish
1937 - to help, together with Moseley St Agnes Ecclesiastical Parish & Kings Heath Ecclesiastical Parish, create Billesley Common Ecclesiastical Parish
1938 - to create Highters Heath Ecclesiastical Parish
1962 - it gained part of Shirley Ecclesiastical Parish (Warwickshire)
1962 - to create Hall Green St Peter Ecclesiastical Parish. In 1966 Hall Green St Peter Ecclesiastical Parish boundary was altered to help, together with Olton Ecclesiastical Parish & Shirley Ecclesiastical Parish (both Warwickshire), create Gospel Lane Ecclesiastical Parish


O.S. Ref: SP093795
6 miles south of central Birmigham along the A435

Parish Church

Christ Church, School Rd., Yardley Wood, Birmingham

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1905, Archdeaconry & Diocese of Birmingham (1905 - *) [25]

Register Copies

Christenings 1846-1961 Marriages 1849-1953 Burials 1849-1949 Birmingham Central Library [60]

YARDLEY WOOD : Christenings & Burials 1864-76 (Bishops' Transcripts) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998 Society of Genealogists [68]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Yardley Wood: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 [Typescript.] - Author: Wheatcroft, Wyn (trans.) 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 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:
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 Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2004 - Author: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry Society of Genealogist

Other Sources

Hall Green and Yardley Wood on old picture postcards - Book - BMSGH Shop

Last Updated: 21/07/2012