Stoke Prior

Stoke Prior Church

Stoke Prior Worcestershire Family History

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 and 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 1870

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.


  • 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