Birlingham Worcestershire Family History Guide

Birlingham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Parish church: St James the Great

Parish registers begin: 1566

Parishes adjacent to Birlingham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Birlingham, a parish in Pershore district, Worcester; on the river Avon, 1½ mile E of Defford r. station, and 2½ SSW of Pershore. It has a post office under Pershore. Acres, 1,210. Real property, £3,847. Pop., 353. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. Birlingham Court is the seat of the Porter family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £205. Patron, the Rev. R. E. Landor. The church is mainly modern, but has an old tower, and includes an ancient Saxon arch. Charities, £12.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Birlingham, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Pershore, county of Worcester, 8 miles (S.S.W.) from Pershore, containing 327 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king’s books at £9. 17. 11. A. Luders, Esq. was patron in 1829. The church is dedicated to St. James. The navigable river Avon forms a boundary to the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Birlingham – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, upper division, 3 miles S.W. from Pershore, and 103 from London; containing 52 inhabited houses: the principal part of the freeholders in this parish farm their own land. This was formerly a chapelry to Nafford, but the mother church was destroyed long since, and Birlingham is now the parish church: it is a small neat edifice, in tolerable good repair. It is a rectory; Rev. Alexander Luders, incumbent in his own right. Population, 1801, 353 – 1811, 373 – 1821, 327.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Parish Records

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Birlingham Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1879

Birlingham Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Birlingham Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840

Birlingham Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820



  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Pershore
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Pershore
  • Poor Law Union: Pershore
  • Hundred: Pershore
  • Province: Canterbury
  • County Court District: Pershore
  • Petty Sessional Division: Pershore
  • Polling District: Pershore