Redmarley D’Abitot Worcestershire Family History Guide

The Causeway, Redmarley D'Abitot
Photo of The Causeway, Redmarley D’Abitot. A narrow street through the village. To the left, another narrow street known as The Green. by Pauline Eccles, some rights reserved.

Redmarley D’Abitot is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Parish church: St. Bartholomew

Parish registers begin: 1539

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

Parishes adjacent to Redmarley D’Abitot

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Redmarley D'Abitot church
Redmarley D’Abitot church The tower and entrance porch of St Bartholomew’s church, Redmarley D’Abitot. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Halling and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Redmarley-D’Abitot, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Newent district; the village and the parish in Worcestershire, but most of the sub-district in Gloucestershire. The village stands 1 mile N of the river Leadon, at the boundary with Gloucestershire, and 5¾ S W by S of Ledbury r. station; and has a post-office, of the name of Redmarley, under Gloucester. The parish comprises 3,778 acres. Real property, £6,442. Pop. in 1851, 1,192; in 1861, 1,265. Houses, 268. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Earl Beauchamp. Hazeldine House and Down House are chief residences. Lowlands estate was purchased by F. O’ Connor, for his land scheme. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £900. Patron, J. D. T. Niblett, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1856. There are a national school, and charities £14. The sub-district contains also seven other parishes. Acres, 22, 159. Pop., 5, 731. Houses, 1, 238.

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

Redmarley-D’Abitot, a parish in the lower division of Oswaldslow hund., union of Newent, county of Worcester; 9 miles south-west of Upton-upon-Severn. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £16 10s. 7½d.; gross income £900. Patroness, in 1835, Mrs. Niblett. Here are 2 daily schools. Acres 3,580. Houses 187. A.P. £4,982. Pop., in 1801, 689; in 1831, 1,028. Poor rates, in 1838, £380 6s.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Redmarley-D’Abitot – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 8 miles S.W. from Upton-on-Severn, and 115 from London; containing 161 inhabited houses. The living is a rectory; Rev. James Commeline, incumbent; instituted 1800; patron, George Monro, Esq. Population, 1801, 689 – 1811, 775 – 1821, 955.

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.

Chapel House (formerly the Bible Christian Chapel) Lowbands
Chapel House (formerly the Bible Christian Chapel) Lowbands The chapel was built in 1858 to serve a secular community created originally by the Chartist Land Company in 1846. The 23 smallholdings had been sold off in 1851 when the land company was declared illegal. The copyright on this image is owned by Roger Davies and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.


Parish Records

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Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Redmarley D’Abitot 1840 –

Directory Transcriptions

Redmarley D’Abitot Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Redmarley D’Abitot Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


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