Dodderhill Church

Dodderhill Worcestershire Family History

Dodderhill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire. Elmbridge is a chapelry of Dodderhill.

Other places in the parish include: Dodderhill In Liberties, Dodderhill common, Huntingdrop, Timberhonger, Impney, Rashwood, Astwood and Shaw Lane.

Parish Church: St. Augustine The earliest register is dated 1651.

Nonconformists included in Dodderhill: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Dodderhill

  • Droitwich St Nicholas
  • Grafton Manor
  • Upton Warren
  • Bromsgrove
  • Hadzor
  • Crutch
  • Marlborough in the Vines
  • Hanbury
  • Droitwich St Peter
  • Stoke Prior

Historical Descriptions of Dodderhill

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870

Dodderhill, a village and a parish in Droitwich district, and within Droitwich parliamentary borough, Worcester. The village stands in the vicinity of the Birmingham and Worcester canal and the Birmingham and Gloucester railway, ½ a mile N of Droitwich; and had anciently an hospital, founded, in the time of Edward I., by William de Dovere. The parish includes also In-Liberties within Droitwich municipal borough, and the chapelry of Elmbridge. Post town, Droitwich. Acres, 5,450. Real property of Dodderhill-proper and Elmbridge, £11,414. Pop., 2, 141. Houses, 463. The property is much subdivided. Some of the inhabitants are employed in paper-mills and salt-works. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Elmbridge, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £500.* Patron, Mr. Jackson. The church shows some curious features, partly Norman; was much injured during the civil war, and afterwards restored; and has a tower and monumental tablets. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £38.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Dodderhill, a parish partly in the borough of Droitwich, and partly in the upper division of the hund. of Halfshire, union of Droitwich, county of Worcester; ½ mile north from Droitwich, in the neighbourhood of the Birmingham and Gloucester railway, and the Birmingham and Worcester canal. It includes the chapelry of Elmbridge. Living, a vicarage, with the curacy of Elmbridge, in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £12 12s. 3½d.; gross income £500. Patroness, in 1835, Mrs. Penrice. Here is a daily school, partly supported by endowment. Houses 380. Pop., in 1801, 1,445 ; in 1831. 1,799. Poor rates, in 1837, £1,058.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Dodderhill – a parish in the hundred of Halfshire, upper division, adjoining Droitwich, 7 miles N.N.E. from Worcester, Worcestershire, and 118 from London; containing 145 inhabited houses. The church stands upon a hill, and has lately been repaired at a considerable expense. It is a vicarage, with the chapelry of Elmbridge annexed; Rev. John Amphlett, D.D., incumbent; instituted 1789; G. Penrice, Esq., patron. Population, 1801, 677 – 1811, 665 – 1821, 734.

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.


Dodderhill Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855
Dodderhill Littleburys Directory 1879
Dodderhill with Wychbold Astwood Rashwood and lmpney Littleburys Directory 1905



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