Wickhamford, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1613

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Wickhamford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WICKHAMFORD, a parish in Evesham district, Worcester; 2½ miles SE of Evesham r. station. Post town, Evesham. Acres, 1,242. Real property, £1,304. Pop., 124. Houses, 27. The property belongs chiefly to Lord Sandys. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £41. Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. The church was recently restored.

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

Wickhamford, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Blackenhurst, union of Evesham, county of Worcester; 2 miles south-east by east of Evesham. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd, and dio. of Worcester; rated at £2 4s. 4½d., returned at £65; gross income £44. Patrons, the dean and canons of Christ-church, Oxford. The parish affords limestone in considerable quantities. Acres 1,170. Houses 27. A.P. £1,711. Pop., in 1801, 125; in 1831, 136. Poor rates, in 1838, £30 18s.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Wickamford [sic] – a parish in the hundred of Blakenhurst, upper division, 2 ½ miles E.S.E. from Evesham, and 95 from London; containing 23 inhabited houses. It is a curacy, united with Badsey. Population, 1801, 125 – 1811, 137 – 1821, 130.

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.

Directories

Online Directories

Bentley's Directory of Wickhamford 1840 - Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Wickhamford Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Wickhamford is a small village and parish, about 2 ¼ miles E.S.E. from Evesham, and contained in 1851 a population of 129 inhabitants.
The Church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a small, neat building, composed of stone, with square turreted tower. It is in the early English Gothic style of architecture, and has a very antiquated appearance. It was restored a few years back, the expense being defrayed by Lord Sandys, to the memory of whose family there are two elaborate altar tombs, of the date 1626. The living is a Perpetual Curacy, annexed to that of Badsey, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford. Rev. Thos. H. Hunt, Perpetual Curate; Mr. William Barnard, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. alternately.

DIRECTORY

Cook Elizabeth, shopkeeper
Pethard Amelia, victualler, wheelwright, and blacksmith, Sandys Arms
Smith Samuel, miller, Wickhamford Mill
Smith William Henry, farmer, Pitcher Hill, and Badsey
Taylor Francis, farmer
Taylor Samuel, farmer, Manor Farm

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Wickhamford Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Wickhamford, 2 miles from Evesham, containing 25 houses, and 175 inhabitants.

Kent John, farmer
Robins William, farmer
Sawyer Albert, farmer
Taylor John, farmer
Taylor Thomas, farmer

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

Administration

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