Chaddesley Corbett is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Chaddesley Corbett Parish includes: Harvington, Winterfold, Cakebole, Brockencote, Bluntington.

Parish church: St Cassian

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists in Chaddesley Corbett include: Roman Catholic.

Parishes adjacent to Chaddesley Corbett

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870

Chaddesley-Corbett, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Kidderminster district, Worcester. The village stands on an affluent of the river Severn, 3¼ miles NE of Hartlebury r. station, and 4½ SE of Kidderminster; and has a post office under Kidderminster, and fairs on the last Monday of April and the Monday before 18 Oct. The parish comprises 5,914 acres. Real property, £13,509. Pop., 1,457. Houses, 311. The property is not much divided. There are coal pits, some forges, and a yarn factory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £541. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is partly Norman, partly later. There are P. Methodist and R. Catholic chapels, two endowed schools, five alms-houses, and other charities £320.-The subdistrict contains three parishes. acres, 9,582. Pop., 2,091. Houses, 448.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Chaddesley-Corbett, 5 miles N. W. Bromesgrove. P. 1434

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Chaddesley-Corbett – a parish in Halfshire hundred, lower division, 4 miles from Kidderminster, and 120 from London; containing 262 inhabited houses. Here is a free school for all the children in the parish, well endowed for the maintenance of two English masters; likewise several almshouses for the aged poor. The church is a fine specimen of ancient architecture. It is a vicarage; Rev. G. H. Piercy, incumbent; instituted 1805; patron, the King. Population, 1801, 1249 – 1811, 1222 – 1821, 1343.

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.

History of Chaddesley Corbett from Wikipedia

The village was named Chad Lea, or the place of Chad, in Saxon times, and is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086–7 as Cedeslai, when it was held by a woman, Eadgifu, who also held it in the time of King Edward before the Norman Conquest of 1066. It consisted of eight berewicks and 25 hides of which 10 were free of geld and had the value of £12. The area was subject to forest law for around a century to 1301, as part of Feckenham Forest.

Winterfold Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Winterfold, in the parish of Chaddesley-Corbet, 4 miles from Kidderminster, the residence of Rev. T. Harwood.

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.

St Cassian’s Church from Wikipedia

Within the village urban area is the Church of England church of St Cassian. The Domesday Book implies that there was a church at Chaddesley Corbett before 1086, although the present nave dates from the 12th century with later additions. St Nicholas Chapel was added in the 13th century, the chancel and north and south aisles in the 14th century, and the vestry probably added in the 16th century when the south aisle and St Nicholas Chapel were also altered. The tower and spire were added in the 18th century and the north aisle widened and vestry altered in the 19th century. The pipe organ, currently 3 manuals plus pedals, was first built in 1817 and relocated from a west gallery during major restoration and alterations in 1863-4. More recent additions include a roll of honour, housed in the tower, that lists those who served in World War I, and two windows commemorating soldiers killed during World War II.

The monuments include former owners of Harvington Hall as well as members of the Corbett family, local lords of the manor and benefactors of the church. The fittings include a Norman stone font, which is thought to be the work of the Herefordshire School of sculptors, active c.1125–1150, which drew on Romanesque models from southern Europe. It features a main motif of interlaced dragons—symbolising, perhaps, the evil of original sin which is washed away in baptism—with other interlacing patterns along the rim and base. The dragons resemble Romanesque north Italian models, especially the pulpit of San Giulio abbey in Piedmont, but their interlacing is a motif of indigenous Anglo-Irish origin.

The churchyard contains the war graves of 4 British Army soldiers of World War I and 2 Royal Air Force officers of World War II.

Parish Records


The following records for Chaddesley Corbett are available free from FamilySearch.

Birth, Marriage, & Death

England and Wales Census Records


United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942


Chaddesley Corbett, Belbroughton Pigots Directory 1842

Chaddesley Corbett & Belbroughton Pigot and Co.’s National Commercial Directory 1835 – Google Books

Chaddesley Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Harvington Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Kidderminster
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Kidderminster
  • Poor Law Union: Kidderminster
  • Hundred: Halfshire
  • Province: Canterbury

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