Suckley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire. Lulsley and Alfrick are chapelries of Suckley.

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  * Parish registers: 1695
  * Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Countess of Huntingdon Methodist, and Independent/Congregational.

Parishes adjacent to Suckley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SUCKLEY, a parish in Martley district, Worcester; 5 miles ESE of Bromyard, and 7 WNW of Malvern Link r. station. It includes Alfrick and Lulsley townships, and contains much interesting scenery. Post town, Worcester. Acres, 5,184. Real property, £8,421. Pop., 1,207. Houses, 271. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £700. Patron, the Crown. The church is good, and has a massive tower. There are chapels of ease in Alfrick and Lulsley, a Huntingdonian chapel, a free school, and charities £73.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SUCKLEY (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Martley, Upper division of the hundred of Doddingtree, Worcester and W. divisions of the county of Worcester, 10 miles (W. S. W.) from Worcester; containing, with the hamlets of Alfrick and Lulsley, 1153 inhabitants, of whom 599 are in the township of Suckley. This parish, which is bounded on the north by the river Teme, and on the west by the county of Hereford, comprises 5184 acres, whereof 2693 are in Suckley township. About two-thirds are arable, and the remainder meadow, pasture, orchard, and woodland; a part of the arable land is appropriated to the growth of hops. The surface is undulated; the soil, generally, a fertile clay, with a substratum of transition limestone and conglomerate; and the scenery, especially along the chain of the Suckley hills, beautifully picturesque. The lands, with the exception of a few acres, are all freehold: Earl Somers is lord of the manor. The population is chiefly employed in agricultural pursuits, and many of the females in making gloves for the Worcester manufacturers. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £26. 14. 9½., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £732 payable to the rector, and £51. 4. 6. to the grammar school of Stourbridge; the glebe consists of 16 acres, and there is a parsonage-house. The church is an ancient structure with a massive square tower, standing in the middle of the parish, and contains several monuments in good preservation. At Alfrick and Lulsley are chapels of ease; and in Suckley township is a place of worship for Lady Huntingdon’s Connexion. A free school is endowed with £10. 10. per annum, arising from bequests by J. Palmer, Esq., in 1628, and by an unknown benefactor. Thomas Freeman, Esq., in 1794, bequeathed £1000, which were invested in lands now producing £46 per annum; and there are several smaller bequests for the poor.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Suckley, or Sukely, co. Worcester.

P. T. Bromyard (125) 5 m. ESE, Pop. 8711.

A parish in the upper division of the hundred of Doddingtree; living, a rectory, with the curacies of Alfrick and Lulsley, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester; valued in K. B. 26l. 14s. 9½d.; church ded. to St. John the Baptist; patron, the King. Here are also a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, and an endowed school. Courts leet and baron are held annually.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Suckley – a parish in the hundred of Doddingtree, upper division, 9 miles W.S.W. from Worcester, and 120 from London. It is a rectory, with the chapelries of Alfrick and Lulsley annexed; Rev. N.W. Robinson, incumbent; instituted 1794; patron, the King. Population, 1801, 509 – 1811, 553 – 1821, 622.

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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Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Suckley 1840 –

Directory Transcriptions

Suckley Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Suckley, 8 miles from Worcester, containing 85 houses, and 509 inhabitants.

Adams Thomas, farmer
Allies Edward, farmer
Bough John, farmer
Brazier William, farmer
Bruton Thos. farmer
Burrup Edward, farmer
Cameron John, farmer
Cartridge Wm. farmer
Caswell Margaret, farmer
Freeman John, farmer
Garlick William, farmer
Hill Joseph, farmer
Jenks Rev. John
Maund Rev. C.
Moseley Thomas, farmer
Nott William, farmer
Oakley William, farmer
Page Thomas, carpenter
Perkes William, farmer
Philpott Thomas, farmer
Presdee William, farmer
Robinson Rev. Mr.
Skinner Thomas, farmer
Spilsbury Wm. farmer
Trehearne Sam. Miller
Wagstaff Thomas, farmer
Walker Fanny, farmer
Wall Thomas, farmer
White Thomas, farmer
Wilks John, farmer
Wooten Edward, butcher

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: Powyke
  • Poor Law Union: Martley
  • Hundred: Doddingtree
  • Province: Canterbury

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