Photo of Mathon Church, near to Mathon, Herefordshire, Great Britain. Mathon church is dedicated to St John the Baptist. by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Mathon Worcestershire Family History

Mathon Ancient Parish

Mathon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: North Hill.

Parish Church: St. John the Baptist

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Protestant Dissenters.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Cradley
  • Coddington
  • Mathon St James
  • Bosbury
  • Colwall

Historical Description


Mathon, a parish in the district of Ledbury and county of Worcester; under the Malvern hills, adjacent to Herefordshire, 3 miles W of Great Malvern r. station. It contains part of the chapelry of West Malvern, which has a post office under Malvern. Acres, 3,366. Real property, £6,284. Pop. in 1851,824; in 1861,1,014. Houses, 194. The increase of pop. was chiefly within West Malvern chapelry; and the entire pop. in the Mathon part of that chapelry in 1861 was 539. The property in Mathon proper is divided among a few; and that in West Malvern chapelry is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. Mathon Court is the seat of Mrs. Vale; Moorend House, of R. A. Swain, Esq.; Southend, of T. Bennett, Esq.; and Netherly, of R. M’Bean, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £194.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is variously Norman, decorated English, and later; underwent some recent embellishment; comprises nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains a fine old carved pulpit, a new octagonal stone font, and monuments of several ancient families. There is a national school.

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


Mathon – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, lower division, 9 miles S.W. from Worcester, and 115 from London; containing 98 inhabited houses. It is a vicarage; the Rev. George Pritchett, incumbent; instituted 1794; in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. Population, 1801, 547 – 1811, 586 – 1821, 633.

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.


Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Mathon 1840 -

Directory Transcriptions

Mathon Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855
Mathon Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


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