Shrawley, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

Parish registers: 1539

Bishop's Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Shrawley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHRAWLEY, a parish, with a village, in Martley district, Worcester; 4¾ miles S of Stourport r. station. It has a post-office under Stourport. Acres, 1,877. Real property, £3,882. Pop., 549. Houses, 120. The manor belongs to H. F. Vernon, Esq. Severn House and Wood House are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £355. Patron, H. F. Vernon, Esq. The church was recently restored. There is a national 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

Shrawley, a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Doddingtree, union of Martley, county of Worcester; 4 miles south-south by west of Stourport: the Severn flows through the parish. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £9 17s. 1d.; gross income £400. Patron, in 1841, T. T. Vernon. Here are 2 daily schools. Charities, in 1830, about £50 per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £208. In 1835 hops were cultivated in this parish to the extent of 45 acres. Acres 1,360. Houses 114. A. P. £2,372. Pop., in 1801, 504; in 1831, 497.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Shrawley, co. Worcester.
P. T. Worcester (111) 7½ m. NNW. Pop. 484.
A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Doddingtree, through which passes the river Severn; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester; valued in K.B. 9l. 17s. 1d.; church ded. to St. Mary; patron (1829) J. T. Vernon, Esq. Here are the vestiges of an ancient intrenchment.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Shrawley – a parish in the hundred of Doddingtree, lower division, 7 miles N.N.W. from Worcester, and 119 from London, on the bank of the river Severn; containing 83 inhabited houses. It is a rectory; Rev. Slade Nash, incumbent; instituted 1809; patron, T. S. Vernon, Esq. Population, 1801, 504 – 1811, 539 – 1821, 484.

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.

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Shrawley Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Shrawley, 7 ½ miles from Worcester, containing 81 houses, and 504 inhabitants.

Bateman Joseph, farmer
Beach John, farmer
Bourne William, farmer
Bourne Sarah, gent.
Brighton James, farmer
Castle Thomas, tailor
Cliff William, gent.
Cook Thomas, farmer
Devereux Eliz. butcher
Dipple Ann, widow
Ford Samuel, butcher
Haywood James, farmer
Houseman John, wheelwright
Houseman Thos., farmer
Nash Rev. Slade
Overton John, farmer
Pickernell Thos. farmer
Powick Edward, farmer
Powick Sarah, farmer
Rawlins David, farmer
Rea John, weaver
Robinson J. shopkeeper
Sanders Edward, farmer
Smith Thomas, farmer
Still Samuel, carpenter
Still William, farmer
Wharton Rev. Samuel
Wormington R. farmer
Wormington J. woodman

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


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