Yardley Wood, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Yardley Wood is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Worcestershire, created in 1849 from Yardley Ancient Parish and Kings Norton Ecclesiastical Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

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Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

YARDLEY-WOOD, a chapelry in Yardley and Kings-Norton parishes, Worcester; near Acocks-Green r. station, and 4 miles SE of Birmingham. It was constituted in 1849; and its Post town is Acocks-Green, under Birmingham. Pop., 687. Houses, 160. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value £60. Patron, Miss Taylor.

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


Yardley (With Yardley Wood and Hall Green) 1855

Yardley is a very extensive parish, about 4 miles from Birmingham. The soil is fruitful, and the neighbourhood exceedingly pleasant, abounding with numerous gentlemen’s seats and villas. It is divided from Warwickshire by the river Cole, over which are several bridges. The parish contained according to the last census, 2753 inhabitants.
The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Edburgh, is a very fines structure, exhibiting various specimens of the English style of architecture. It has a square tower, and a massive and beautifully-proportioned spire. Rev. Henry Gwyther, Vicar; Mr. Henry Spry, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The CHAPEL at Hall Green is a large and commodious brick building. Rev. J. W. Harte, Incumbent; Mr. W. Knowles, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
There is a DISTRICT CHURCH at Yardley Wood. Rev. Alfred Clifton, Incumbent; Mr. Shipton, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
There is a CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL at Rushall Lane. No stated minister. Service – 11 a.m., 2 30 and 6 p.m.
There is an ENDOWED SCHOOL near the church, with a branch at Hall Green. Mr. James Chell, Master of the School at Yardley; Mr. Thomas Swinburn, Master at Hall Green.
There is a NATIONAL SCHOOL in the village. Sarah Wilde, Mistress. Average number of scholars, 30.
The COUNTY POLICE STATION is in the Coventry Road. John Hall, Officer.


Allen Mr. John
Allport Mr. James
Ashmore Miss
Billing Mr. Martin, The Shrubbery
Bowen Mr. William, Spark Hill
Brewin Mr. Charles, Coventry Road
Cattell Mr. James
Clifton Rev. Alfred, M.A., Yardley Wood
Cope Charles Henry, Esq., Spark Hill
Davison Rev. J. R.
Deadicott Mr. Joseph
Dipple Mr. John, Lea
Flavell Samuel, Esq.
Foulkes Mr. William Charles
Gwyther Rev. Henry, Vicar
Harte Rev. Joseph William, B.A., Spark Brook
Harrison Mr. William, Hall Green
Hartop Mr.
Haynes Mr. Benjamin
Haynes Mr. William
Holder Mr. Henry
Holloway Mr. John
Iliffe The Misses
Jones Mr. John
Jones Mr. Samuel, Yew Tree Cottage
Keller Mr. Kewis, Acock’s Green
King Mrs. Warwick Road
Lloyd James, jun., Esq., Magistrate, Showell Green
Lloyd G. B., Esq., banker
Lloyd Thomas, Esq.
Lloyd Mrs.
Madeley Mrs. Ann
Mansfield Mrs. Mary Sarah
Mansfield Mr. William
Mason Edwin F., Esq.
Meredith Miss
Millward Mr. Charles
Molesworth Joseph, Esq.
Naden George, Esq., Green Bank
Nevill Edward, Esq., Hay Hall
Palmer Mr. Thomas, Broad Gates Cottage
Patterson Mr. William, Chapel House
Perkins Mr. George, Showell Green
Perkins Mr. Thos., Moseley Wake Green
Pickard Thomas M., Esq., Lee Hall
Rock Mrs., Hall Green
Rogers Mr. Thomas
Simcox John, Esq.
Smith Mrs., Crown Cottage
Standley Mrs., Rose Cottage
Terry Mrs., Showell Green
Thornley Mr. Samuel
Turner Mr. Julius
Wassell Mr. Edward
Waterson Mr. Thomas, Hall Green
Wells Mr. George
Whittle Mr. Joseph, Warwick Road
Adams Samuel, farmer, Coventry Road
Allbutt John, farmer
Allday Thomas, farmer
Allen Joseph, painter, Greet
Allnot James, beer retailer, Coventry Road
Arnold Richard, farmer, and coal dealer
Baldock George, farmer, and wheelwright
Baldwin Elizabeth, farmer
Bate Thomas, horse-dealer
Bates Messrs., farmers; house, King’s Norton
Beech Richard, farmer, Acock’s Green
Biddle Ann, farmer, Hill House
Biddle Samuel, farmer
Biddle William, wheelwright, Coventry Road
Birch Robert, farmer
Bird Daniel, farmer, Lea
Boston Thomas, coal dealer
Bosworth Joseph, farmer, Flaxley’s Farm
Boyce Mrs. and Miss, boarding school
Bradnack Isaac, shopkeeper, Coventry Road
Bradnack John, baker, Lea
Bradnack Thomas, victualler, Dog and Partridge
Briscoe Joseph, farmer, Greet Mill Hill
Briscoe William, farmer, New Bridge
Brooks Edgar, gun maker
Bullivant Mrs., cattle dealer, Greet
Burton George, farmer, Hall Farm
Chell James, schoolmaster
Chillingworth Benjamin, farmer
Clemson Edward, blacksmith, Coventry Road
Clews Joseph, farmer
Cliff Thomas, maltster, and farmer
Cooper Ann, victualler, Bull’s Head
Craddock John, farmer, Hay Hall
Dallaway Mrs., farmer, Stichford
Dallaway Joseph, farmer, Blakeley Hall
Deakin Joseph, farmer, Fast Pits
Dolphin Edward, farmer
Edwards Richard, market gardener, and farmer
Edwards Thomas, farmer
Gadsby John, farmer
Gough John, farmer
Graham George, farmer
Hampton Thomas, dairyman
Hall John, police constable, Coventry Road
Hargeave Abraham, farmer
Hargeave Robert, farmer
Harris Joseph, shopkeeper, Coventry Road
Harris Samuel, blacksmith, Warwick Road
Harris Thomas. Shoe maker, Acock’s Green
Harrison William, butcher
Hart Charles, farmer
Hart Henry, gun maker, and beer retailer, Great Western Railway Inn, Acock’s Green
Hawker Thomas, farmer
Heath John, victualler, and maltster, Talbot
Hemus Ann, beer retailer, and farmer
Hill Joseph, metal roller
Hinks John, farmer, Sarehall
Hinks John, jun., farmer, Sarehall
Holloway Daniel, auctioneer
Holloway Robert, farmer, maltster, and brick maker
Hodgkinson George, banker’s clerk
Holmes Benjamin, shoe maker
Holmes Joseph, victualler, Hay Mill Tavern, Coventry Road
Hopkins Abraham, farmer, New House
Hopkins Abraham, farmer, Fast Pit House
Hopkins Charles, gardener, and victualler, Old Ring of Bells
Hopkins Thomas, farmer
Horsfall James, wire drawer, Wire Mill
Jacques Samuel, farmer
Jager Mrs. Sarah, boarding school
Jarvis William Thomas, shoe maker and shopkeeper, Acock’s Green
Jenkins Thomas, farmer
Jennings Isaac, victualler and butcher, Swan, Coventry Road
Jones Benjamin, porter dealer, Spark Hill
Kemp Sarah, victualler, Bull’s Head, Hall Green
King Edward, farmer, Broom Hall
King John, farmer, Greet
King William, farmer, Hall Green Hall
Knowles William, shoe maker, and Parish Clerk, Hall Green
Lancaster Thomas, rope maker, Warwick Road
Lawley Thomas, farmer
Leak Charles, wheelwright, and shopkeeper
Lee Ann, farmer
Lee James, needle maker
Lee Joseph, farmer and miller
Leedham Edward, farmer
Madeley William York, tanner
Mander John, miller
Mansfield Thomas, farmer
Martin Joseph, farmer, Hall Green
Martin Joseph, farmer, Coventry Road
Mason William, tailor, Warwick Road
Matthews Henry, carpenter
Matthews Joseph, farmer
Maulin Joseph, farmer
Mayou Richard, victualler and maltster, New Inn
Mayou Thomas, maltster
Middleton William, farmer
Mitchell William, farmer
Mullis James, shopkeeper, Acock’s Green
Mullis John, beer retailer
Nash John, farmer
Neal John, farmer
Nossiter Charles, auctioneer
Palmer Thomas, farmer
Parkes George, farmer, and maltster
Parrott John, farmer, and shoe maker
Parsons John, farmer
Payton Joseph, farmer
Peake Henry, victualler, Old Dolphin, Acock’s Green
Price Thomas, victualler, Mermaid, Spark-brook
Pritchard E. S., farmer, Cold Bath
Rabone Abraham, farmer
Rabone Charles, farmer
Rabone John, victualler, and farmer, Spread Eagle, Acock’s Green
Reynolds William H., malt-mill maker, and at Birmingham (see advertisment)
Riley John, brick maker, and beer retailer
Roberts Samuel, needle maker
Roberts Humphrey, farmer, Iron Hall
Rowley Charles, wheelwright
Rowley George, victualler, Bull’s Head, Stichford
Saxelby Thomas, farmer
Sealey Thomas, farmer
Slater John, Inland Revenue Officer, Coventry Road
Smallbrook John, farmer, and maltster
Smith Caesar, farmer, Moseley Wake Green
Smith James, farmer
Smith John, farmer, Cold Bath
Smith John, baker, Coventry Road
Smith Thomas, farmer, Paradise
Standley John, farmer, Field Farm
Steadman Benjamin, farmer, Shaftmoor
Sutton John, shopkeeper, Yardley Wood
Swinburn Thomas, schoolmaster, Hall Green
Taverner Edward, farmer
Taylor Joseph, farmer, Acock’s Green
Thomas Samuel, locksmith
Thornton Henry, farmer
Tomkins James, dairyman
Tomlinson Henry, farmer
Waldron Joseph, brick maker, and beer retailer
Waldron Joseph, jun., corn factor and shopkeeper
Walker Thomas, farmer
Wait John, farmer, Yardley Wood
Ward Joseph, shopkeeper, Hall Green
Waring Jonas, farmer
Wathew Henry, farmer, Grove Farm
Webb James, farmer
Westwood Joseph, shoe maker
Wharton John, shoe maker
Whatmore John, farmer, Fox’s Green
Whitehouse George F., farmer
Wilmott George, surveyor
Yates Charles, farmer

The Post Office is in the village. Mr. John Green, Postmaster. Delivery, 8 a.m.; despatch, 6 p.m. There is a Branch Post Office at Hall Green. Henry Matthews, Sub-Postmaster. Delivery, 8 a.m.; despatch, 9 p.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855.


County: Worcestershire
Civil Registration District: Solihull
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Worcester
Rural Deanery: Kidderminster
Poor Law Union: Kings Norton
Hundred: Halfshire
Province: Canterbury