Stoke Prior Worcestershire Family History Guide

Stoke Prior is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Finstall, Stoke Works.

Church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin: 1557

Nonconformists in Stoke Prior include:

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Stoke Prior

Historical Descriptions

Stoke Prior Imperial Gazetteer 1870

Stoke-Prior, a parish, with a village, in Bromsgrove district, Worcester; on the Birmingham and Worcester canal, and on the Bristol and Birmingham railway, 2 miles SSW of Bromsgrove. It has a post-office under Bromsgrove, and a r. station, called Stoke-Works, with telegraph. Acres, 3,820. Real property, £23,017. Pop., 1,622. Houses, 330. The property is much sub-divided. Finstall Park and Oak Hall are chief residences. There are extensive salt works, flour mills, brick and tile works, and a quarry. The living is a vicarage, united with St. Godwald, in the diocese of Worcester. Value,  £310. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of W. The church ranges from Norman to later English, and has a fine later English tower. There are a chapel of ease at Finstall, two national schools, a reformatory, and charities £29.

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

Stoke Prior The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Stoke-Prior, a parish in the middle division of the hund. of Oswaldslow, union of Bromsgrove, county of Worcester; 4¾ miles north-east by north of Droitwich, intersected by the Worcester and Bir mingham canal, and the Birmingham and Gloucester railway. Living, a discharged vicarage with the curacy of St. Godwald's, in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £12; gross income £270. Vicarial tithes commuted in 1772. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Worcester. Here is a day and boarding school. Charities, in 1832, about £20 per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £414 1s. Acres 3,500. Houses 212. A.P. £2,493. Pop., in 1801, 327; in 1831, 478.

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

Stoke Prior Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Stoke Prior – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, middle division, 3 miles S. from Bromsgrove, and 115 from London; containing 176 inhabited houses. It is a vicarage; Rev. R. George, incumbent; instituted 1814; in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Population, 1801, 754 – 1811, 796 – 1821, 900.

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.

Parish Records


The following records for Stoke Prior are available free from FamilySearch.

Birth, Marriage, & Death

England and Wales Census Records

United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956

Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

Utah, Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1937


Stoke Prior Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1879

Stoke Prior Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Stoke Prior Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Bromsgrove (with the villages of Stoke Prior, Upton Warren, Tardebigg) Pigots Directory 1842

Bromsgrove with Stoke Prior, Tardebigge, Upton Warren and Neighbourhoods Pigot and Co’s National Commercial Directory 1835



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