North Piddle is a small and somewhat scattered parish, about 7 miles E. from Worcester, and contained in 1851 a population of 149 inhabitants.
The Church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a small, ancient edifice, and consists of merely a nave or oblong room, with a small chancel and a wooden bell-tower. The interior of the church has anything but an inviting appearance, being in a wretched state of dilapidation. The windows are late Norman, and portions of the walls are older. Near the church is a raised bank or mound, with a moat round it, which is called “The Church Bank,” though we cannot discover any account of a house, castle, or mansion having stood there. The living is a Rectory, in the patronage of Earl Somers. Rev. Henry Faulkner, M.A., Rector; Mr. Thomas Nash, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., alternately.
There is neither Weekly nor Sunday School in this parish.
Coates Rev. William, Unett
Botting Mr. Isaac, Humble Bee Hall
Bluck John, cooper
Boyce James, blacksmith, Grafton Bridge
Court Thomas, farmer, and cider retailer
Cowley Robert, farmer
Gibbs William, farmer, Rectory Farm
Davies James, victualler and farmer, Union
Houghton John, farmer, Humble Bee Hall
Morris George, farmer, Church Farm
Nash Thomas, Parish Clerk
Pugh Henry, farmer, New House
Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855