Wick Worcestershire Family History Guide



Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Alternative names: Wick near Pershore

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Wick

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WICK-NEAR-PERSHORE, a chapelry in Pershore parish, Worcester; 2 miles SE by S of Pershore r. station. It has a post-office under Pershore. Acres, 1,600. Real property, £3,886. Pop., 318. Houses, 65. The manor, with W. House, belongs to A. R. Hudson, Esq.; Upper W. House is the seat of S. Hudson, Esq.; and Avon Bank, of Mrs. General Marriott. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £105. Patron, the Vicar of Pershore. The church is old.

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

Wick near Pershore, a chapelry in the parish of St. Andrew Pershore, upper division of the hund. of Pershore, county of Worcester; 1½ mile east-south-east of Pershore. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £2 13s. 4d., returned at £96; gross income £110. Tithes commuted in 1806. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Westminster. “About the latter end of the reign of King Henry I., or the beginning of that of Stephen, Peter de Corbezon, alias Studley, founded a priory of canons Austins in the church of St. Peter here, which some few years after he thought fit to remove to Studley in Warwickshire.” — Tanner’s Not. Mon. Acres 1,970. Houses 58. A. P. £3,339. Pop., in 1801, 262; in 1831, 280. Poor rates, in 1838, £116 5s.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Wick – a hamlet and chapelry to the parish of St. Andrew’s, Pershore, hundred of Pershore, upper division, 1 ½ mile E. from Pershore, and 102 from London; containing 42 inhabited houses. Population, 1801, 262 – 1811, 302 – 1821, 303.

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

Wick Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

Wick Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1879

Wick Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Wick Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Administration

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