Oddingley, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Oddingley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin: 1661

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Oddingley

  • Salwarpe
  • Tibberton
  • Hadzor
  • Himbleton
  • Hindlip
  • Crowle
  • Huddington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ODDINGLEY, a village and a parish in Droitwich district, Worcester. The village stands near the Worcester and Birmingham canal, ½ a mile W of Dunhampstead goods r. station, and 2½ SSE of Droitwich. The parish comprises 869 acres. Post-town, Droitwich. Real property, £1,856. Pop., 202. Houses, 40. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Mrs. Galton. Netherwood farm was the scene of a tragical occurrence in 1806. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £173. Patron, Mrs. Galton. The church is of the time of Richard III., cruciform and good; and has some old stained glass windows and a tower. There is 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

Oddingley, a parish in the lower division of Oswaldslow hund., union of Droitwich, county of Worcester; 3 miles south-south by east of Droitwich, intersected by the Worcester and Birmingham canal, and the Birmingham and Gloucester railway. Living, a discharged rectory in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £4 19s. 4½d.; gross income £200. Patron, in 1835, J. H. Galton, Esq. Here is a daily school. Charities, in 1830, 12s. 6d. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £78 1s. This parish unites with Droitwich in returning a member to parliament. Acres 1,060. Houses 33. A.P. £1,112. Pop., in 1801, 110; in 1831, 157.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Oddingley – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 5 miles N.E. from Worcester, 3 from Droitwich, and 117 from London; containing 32 inhabited houses. It is a rectory; Rev. John M. Butt, incumbent; instituted 1806; patron, Lord Foley. Population, 1801, 110 – 1811, 155 – 1821, 168.

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.

Universal British Directory 1791

Oddingley is six miles north-east of Worcester. This manor formerly belonged to the Duke of Northumberland, but now to the Foleys. The parish is now inclosed, and has no right of commoning on that called Oddingley-heath, an extensive waste belonging to several parishes and persons. The church is dedicated to St. James; it is built in form of a cross, and has some remains of painted glass.

Source: Universal British Directory 1791


Oddingley Billings Directory 1855

Lascelles & Co.'s Directory and Gazetteer of the City of Worcester & Neighbourhood 1851

Oddingley Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


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