Wichenford Worcestershire Family history Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1690
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Wichenford

  • Martley
  • Holt
  • Hallow
  • Grimley
  • Little Witley
  • Broadwas
  • Cotheridge
  • Kenswick
  • Worcester St John the Baptist, Bedwardine

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WICHENFORD, a parish in Martley district, Worcestershire; 6 miles NW of Worcester r. station. Post town, Worcester. Acres, 2,669. Real property, £4,097. Pop., 366. Houses, 81. The manor belongs to F. Williams, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £420. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of W. The church was restored in 1863.

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

Wichenford, a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Oswaldslow, union of Martley, county of Worcester; 6 miles north-west by north of Worcester. Living, a vicarage in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £9 10s.; gross income £393. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Worcester. In 1833 there was 1 daily school in this parish. Charities, in 1830, £3 10s. 6d. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £159 17s. Acres 3,270. Houses 59. A. P. £3,117. Pop., in 1801, 357; in 1831, 355.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Wichenford – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 7 miles N.W. from Worcester, and 117 from London; containing 48 inhabited houses. It is a vicarage, Rev. J. Plumptre, D.D., incumbent; instituted 1790; in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Population, 1801, 357 – 1811, 398 – 1821, 359.

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

Bentley's Directory of Wichenford 1840 - Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Wichenford Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1905

Wichenford Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1879

Wichenford Lewis Worcestershire Directory 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: Oswaldslow
Province: Canterbury