Powick, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Powick is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.
Other places in the parish include: Cleveload, Woodsfield, and Clevelode.
Parish church: St. Peter
Parish registers begin: 1662
Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Roman Catholic.

Parishes adjacent to Powick

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

POWICK, a village and a parish in Upton-on-Severn district, Worcestershire. The village stands on a rising-ground near the confluence of the rivers Teme and Severn, 3 miles W by S of Worcester r. station, and 5 from Malvern; commands fine views along the valleys of the rivers; and has a post-office under Worcester. The parish contains also the hamlets of Cleveload and Woodsfield. Acres, 5,194. Real property, £10,763. Pop. in 1851, 1,834; in 1861, 2,222. Houses, 383. The property is almost equally divided between Earl Beauchamp (who is Baron Powyke) and the Earl of Coventry. The manor belongs to the Earl of Coventry. Beauchamps Court was anciently a seat of the Beauchamps, and has left some remains at a farm-house. The Worcestershire pauper lunatic asylum stands on an eminence 1½ mile S of the church; is a red brick structure, with accommodation for 600 patients; and, in 1867, had so many inmates. A Benedictine convent is at Stanbrook; was originally founded at Salford in Warwickshire, near the close of last century; was removed to its present site about 1843; and includes a school for young ladies. An old bridge on the Teme was the scene of a defeat of Col. Sands, in 1642, by Prince Rupert; and has been superseded by a recent and elegant cast-iron bridge. The living is a vicarage, formerly united with the chapelry of Cleveload, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £330. Patron, the Earl of Coventry. The church is Norman and cruciform, with lofty W tower; has undergone great recent improvements in the windows and in the interior fittings; acquired an addition to its stained glass windows about the beginning of 1867; and contains some neat monuments and tablets. There are two national schools, and charities £51.
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

Powick – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, lower division, 2 miles S.S.W. from Worcester, and 113 from London; containing 287 inhabited houses. It is a pleasant village, seated on the river Teme, which falls into the Severn in this neighbourhood. This place gives the title of Earl to the noble family of Lygon, elevated to the peerage a few years since, for their loyalty and attachment to the king. The church is an ancient Gothic structure, standing on an eminence, and presents a pleasant object, but contains nothing worthy of particular note. It is recorded of Eleazar Jackson, incumbent of this place during the civil wars, that being called upon to take the Solemn League and Covenant, he required that they would allow him till the following morning to consider of it. When applied to the next day, he stated that he had left it upon his table the preceding evening, and in the night some rogues had broken in, and stolen whatever they considered valuable; but, rogues as they were, they had not taken the Solemn League and Covenant, and therefore he must beg to be excused. The living is a vicarage; Rev. J. F. S. F. St. John, incumbent; instituted 1816; patron, the Earl of Coventry. Population, 1801, 1172 – 1811, 1219 – 1821, 1360.
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.


Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Clevelode, a chapelry, in the parish of Powick, union of Upton-on-Severn, Lower division of the hundred of Pershore, Upton and W. divisions of the county of Worcester, 6 miles (SSW) from Worcester; containing 31 inhabitants. It comprises between 200 and 400 acres, chiefly meadow land; the site is elevated, and the surface undulated, and in some parts ornamented with wood. The river Severn flows past the village. This was formerly a separate rectory, and is stated to have been annexed to Madresfield in 1595: the chapel has been demolished.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Stanbrook Hall

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Stanbrook-Hall, in the parish of Powick, 4 miles from Worcester, the residence of Abraham Thompson, Esq.
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 Powick 1840 – Archive.org
Powick Hospital Admissions Registers 1854-1906

Directory Transcriptions

Powick Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1879
Powick Billings Worcestershire Directory 1855
Powick Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820
Powick Worcestershire Universal British Directory 1791
Cleeveload Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Solloway John, Powick, Worcestershire, horse dealer, July 16, 1833.



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