St John the Baptist, Bedwardine Worcester Family History

Worcester St John the Baptist, Bedwardine is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Boughton, Wick Episcopi, Lower and Upper Wick, and Henwick.

Parish church: St John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Worcester St John the Baptist, Bedwardine

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bedwardine (St John), a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Oswaldslow, county of Worcester; 1 mile south-west by south of Worcester, forming part of the western suburb of that city. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. and dio. of Worcester, valued at £13 6s. 8d.; gross income £712; in the patronage of the dean and chapter of Worcester. The parish, including the hamlets of Wick-Episcopi, Boulton, Lawrence, and Oldbury, possesses eight daily and three infant schools. Pop., in 1801, 1,574; in 1831, 2,661. Houses 555. Acres 3,730. A. P. £2,352. Poor rates, in 1837, £946.

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


Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of St. John’s 1840 –

Directory Transcriptions

St. John’s In Bedwardine Directory Listing 1855

St. John’s in Bedwardine Worcester 1791

Crown East, St. John’s Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

Lower Wick Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

Upper Wick St Johns Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905


Photos of St. Johns, Worcester

Photos of Worcester, St John in Bedwardine


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