Eckington Worcestershire Family History Guide

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Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop's Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include: Baptists

Parishes adjacent to Eckington

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ECKINGTON, a parish and a sub-district in Pershore district, Worcester. The parish lies on the river Avon, and on the Bristol and Birmingham railway, 3½ miles SW by S of Pershore. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Pershore. Acres, 2,260. Real property, £5,678. Pop., 748. Houses, 168. The property is divided among a few. Limestone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £210. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church has an embattled tower; contains monuments of the Hanfords; and is good. There are a Baptist chapel, and charities £57. The sub-district contains six parishes, and parts of two others. Acres, 16,897. Pop., 4,228. Houses, 912.

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

Eckington, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Pershore, union of Pershore, county of Worcester; 3½ miles south-south-west of Pershore; bounded on the north and west by the river Avon, and close upon the Birmingham and Gloucester railway. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd, and dio. of Worcester; rated at £5 1s. 8d.; gross income £149. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Westminster. All tithes, moduses, &c, the property of the dean and chapter of Westminster, vicar, and lord of the manor, were commuted in 1810. Here are 3 daily schools. Charities, in 1830, £2 3s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £168 6s. Acres 2,260. Houses 146. A.P. £4,151. Pop., in 1801, 550; in 1831, 700.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Eckington – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, upper division, 4 miles S.W. from Pershore, and 105 from London; containing 109 inhabited houses; situate on the banks of the river Avon, over which is a good bridge, kept in repair by the inhabitants. The living is a vicarage; the Rev. John Ashley, incumbent; instituted 1812; in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. Population, 1801, 550 – 1811, 610 – 1821, 668.

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.


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Nafford, a hamlet in Eckington parish, Worcester; 3½ miles SSW of Pershore. It was once a parish; and it had a church, which long ago was destroyed.

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


Online Directories

Bentley's Directory of Eckington 1840 -

Directory Transcriptions

Eckington Littleburys Directory 1879

Eckington Bennetts Business Directory 1899

Eckington Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855 


  • 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