Eldersfield, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Eldersfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1718

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Eldersfield

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Eldersfield, a parish in Upton-on-Severn district, Worcester; adjacent to Gloucestershire, near the Malvern hills, 6 miles W by S of Tewkesbury r. station, and 7½ SSW of Upton-on-Severn. It has a post-office under Tewkesbury. Acres, 3,307. Real property, £6,162. Pop., 782. Houses, 174. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £290. Patron, the Rev. R. Holmes. The church has a tower and spire, and is good. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A school has £18 from endowment; and other charities £20.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Eldersfield, a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Pershore, union of Upton-upon-Severn, county of Worcester; 6 miles west-west by south of Tewkesbury. Living, a vicarage in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £8 16s. 3d.; gross income £260. Patron, in 1835, Sir A. Lechmere, Bart. Here is a daily school, endowed by Mrs. Pollock with the interest of £500. Other charities, in 1829, £17 10s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £460. Acres 3,400. Houses 144. A. P. £5,337. Pop., in 1801, 750; in 1831, 787.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Eldersfield – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, lower division, 7 miles W. from Tewkesbury, 110 from London; containing 146 inhabited houses. The living is a rectory; the Rev. C. Dunn, incumbent; instituted 1813; patron, Sir Anthony Lechmere, Bart. Population, 1801, 750 – 1811, 729 – 1821, 743.

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.


Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Eldersfield 1840 – Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Eldersfield (with the Hamlets of Corse Lawn, Link End, and Rue Green) Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855


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

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A History of Eldersfield Kindle Edition
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