Lindridge Worcestershire Family History Guide

Lindridge is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Newnham

Parish Church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1574

Nonconformists: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Lindridge

  • Eastham
  • Orleton
  • Knighton-on-Teme
  • Rock
  • Mamble
  • Bayton
  • Neen Sollars
  • Stockton on Teme
  • Stanford on Teme
  • Pensax

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LINDRIDGE, a village in Tenbury district, and a parish partly also in Martley district, Worcester. The village stands on the river Teme, near the Newnham station of the Tenbury and Bewdley railway, and near the boundary with Salop, 5¼ miles E by N of Tenbury; and has a post office under Tenbury. The parish contains also the hamlet of Newnham, and the chapelries of Knighton-upon-Teme and Pensax. Acres, 6,252. Real property, £11,170; of which £270 are in mines. Pop., 1,760. Houses, 375. The property is subdivided. Eardiston House is the property of George Wallace, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £450. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church was rebuilt, on the site of the previous church, and on a larger scale, in 1861; and is in the early decorated English style, of local stone, lined internally with Bath stone. The p. curacies of Knighton-upon-Teme and Pensax are separate benefices. There is a Wesleyan chapel at Frith Common. There is also a parochial school.

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

Lindridge, a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Oswaldslow, union of Tenbury, county of Worcester; 5¼ miles east by north of Tenbury, on the northern bank of the Teame, on the post-road from Ludlow to Worcester. The parish comprises the chapelries of Knighton-upon-Teame, and Pensax, with the hamlet of Newnham. Living, a vicarage with the curacies of Knighton-upon-Teame and Pensax, in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; rated at £26 12s. 11d.; gross income £723. Tithes commuted in 1839; aggregate amount, belonging to the dean and chapter of Worcester, £473 7s. 6d. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Worcester. Here are 5 daily schools. Charities, in 1830, £7 12s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £470 10s. On an average of 7 years, to 1835, hops have annually been cultivated in this parish to the extent of 300½ acres; average of hops charged, 70,114 lbs.; of duty, £584 5s. 8d. Acres 6,250. Houses 361. A. P. £2,804. Pop., in 1801, 543; in 1831, 1.802.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Lindridge, a parish comprising the chapelries of Knighton upon Teme and Pensax, and the hamlet of Newnham, in the lower division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, though locally in the upper division of that of Doddingtree, county of Worcester, 5½ miles (E.) from Tenbury, containing 1735 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the kings books at £26. 12. 11., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is dedicated to All Saints. A court leet is held annually. The river Teme runs through the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Lindridge – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 5 miles E. from Tenbury, and 129 from London; containing 116 inhabited houses. The church stands on an eminence, and is seen to great advantage at a distance; adjoining is a good modern brick house, the residence of the Rev. Mr. Meakin, commanding a most delightful view over the river Teme: the living is a vicarage; the Rev. James Meakin, incumbent; instituted 1817; in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Population, 1801, 543 – 1811, 599 – 1821, 635.

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.

Laird Description of Worcestershire 1814

Lyndridge is the next parish to Eastham, on the road to Worcester. It appears to great advantage at a distance, and attracts the attention of the tourist from its standing on a bold elevation; and its spire being partly hid by trees, there is an uncertainty in its height, which deceives until a near approach, when its very mean appearance, and spire covered with shingles, produce rather an unpleasant sensation of disappointment. The antiquarian traveller will, however, be gratified with the number of monuments which it contains, but which are too numerous even to give a catalogue of them. The village is poor and straggling; but there is a good modern brick mansion near the church, lately used as a boarding school, but now occupied, or about to be so, by the Rev. Dr. Evans. Dr. Nash mentions many interesting particulars respecting this parish: among others, that in Lowe, was the ancient residence of a family which took its name from thence. They were once very opulent; but after losing almost all their property, they had still the good fortune to retain their aboriginal estate of Lowe, though latterly reduced to a single farm. About the commencement of the last century, the only remaining descendant in the male line was Arthur Lowe de Lowe, and he dying in 1724, it passed through his co-heiresses to the Rev. William Cleivland in whose family we believe it still remains. This Arthur Lowe was remarkable for retaining many peculiarities of the ancient English manners and character; and had such a reverence for this old mansion, as the seat of his ancestors, that he left this particular clause in his will, “Item, I will that my house where I now live, being an ancient seat of my ancestors, be from tyme to tyme kept up and repaired by whoever shall be seized of my estate at the Lowe, as need shall require, but by no means shall be pulled down or demolished.”

Source: A Topographical and Historical Description of the County of Worcester, by Mr. Laird. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster Row; and George Cowie and Co. successors to Vernor, Hood, and Sharp, 31, Poultry, London. Printed circa 1814.

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Lindridge Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Lindridge, 5 miles from Tenbury, containing 99 houses, and 543 inhabitants. The hamlets of Knighton and Pensax are in this parish.

Adams Joseph, farmer
Adams George, farmer
Adams Allen, farmer
Band Richard, miller
Beddoes Thomas, farmer
Boddenham Mary, farmer
Bradley T., shopkeeper
Flellow John, wheelwright
Gardner William, farmer
Hinton John, farmer
Knott William, cooper and farmer
Meakin Rev. Mr.
Mills Richard, bricklayer
Mound Wm., shoemaker
Nott Ann, farmer
Pitt John, farmer
Pound William, farmer
Simmonds Rich., farmer
Simmonds F., shopkeeper
Smith Sir William, Bart.
Smith Sidney, esq.
Strafford John, farmer
Walker John, farmer
Wall James, shopkeeper
Wheeler John, farmer
Wheeler H., farmer

Source: S Lewis Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory for 1820.

Knighton and Newnham Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Banks William, farmer
Booton Samuel, farmer
Brazier Thomas, farmer
Busy Benjamin, farmer
Butler William, farmer
Crundell Joseph, farmer
Davis Edward, farmer
Davis Francis, farmer
Draper Abraham, farmer
Good Thomas, farmer
Good Sarah, farmer
Good Benjamin, farmer
Handley Thomas, farmer
Jones William, farmer
Jones James, farmer
Knowles Stephen, farmer
Lane Joseph, farmer
Lells William, farmer
Mapp George, farmer
Mapp Stephen, farmer
Mound Thomas, farmer
Nash John, farmer
Phasey William, farmer
Scarrat Thomas, farmer
Smith John, farmer
Swann Ephraim, farmer
Taylor Thomas, farmer
Wall Thomas, farmer
Weaver Joseph, farmer
Wheeler Vincent, esq.
Wood Thomas, farmer

Source: S Lewis Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory for 1820.


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  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Tenbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Burford
  • Poor Law Union: Tenbury
  • Hundred: Oswaldslow
  • Province: Canterbury