Pirton Worcestershire Family History Guide

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish (until 1771)

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts:

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Pirton

  • Kempsey
  • Severn Stoke
  • Croome D'Abitot
  • Besford
  • Pershore Holy Cross

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Pirton, a parish, with a village, in Pershore Registration District, Worcester; 1 mile W of Wadborough r. station, and 4 ¾ WNW of Pershore. Post-town, Worcester. Acres, 1,669. Real property, £2,036. Pop., 212. Houses, 45. The property belongs to the Earl of Coventry. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Croome-D’Abitot, in the diocese of Worcester. The church is tolerable; and there is a free school.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Pirton – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, upper division, 3 miles N.W. from Pershore; containing 40 inhabited houses. It is a rectory; Hon. and Rev. T. H. Coventry, incumbent; instituted 1816; patron, the Earl of Coventry. Population, 1801, 196 – 1811, 207 – 1821, 214.

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

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

Bentley's Directory of Pirton 1840 - Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Pirton Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1879

Pirton Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Pirton Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


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