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Oldberrow an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire until 1896, when it was transferred to Warwickshire, into which county it penetrated, between Morton Bagot and Ullenhall, as a narrow strip some 3 miles long by about ½ mile wide. There is no village, but the church, rectory, and the Court lie at the crossing of four small roads.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1649

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Parishes adjacent to Oldberrow

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OLDBERROW, a parish in the district of Alcester and county of Worcester; almost surrounded by Warwickshire, 2¼ miles W of Henley-in-Arden, and 3¼ ENE of Studley r. station. Post-town, Henley-in-Arden, under Birmingham. Acres, 1,185. Real property, £1,663. Pop., 52. Houses, 8. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Mrs. W. Newton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £208. Patron, Mrs. E. Peshall. The church is plain early English, and has a belfry.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Oldberrow – a parish in the hundred of Blakenhurst, lower division, nearly surrounded by Warwickshire, 4 miles W. from Henley-in-Arden; containing 19 inhabited houses. It takes its name from an ancient tumulus, wherein several curious warlike weapons have been found at different periods. The living is a rectory; Rev. Samuel Peshall, incumbent in his own right; instituted 1799. Population, 1801, 113 – 1811, 120 – 1821, 102.

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.

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Oldberrow, 1613-1700 – Church of England. Parish Church of Oldberrow (Warwickshire)

Morton Bagot, Warwickshire, Holy Trinity bapt, marr and bur 1663-1652, and monumental inscriptions for Holy Trinity, Morton Bagot, St Mary, Oldberrow and St. Leonard, Spernall : searcheable indexes with links to the relevant pages, plus BMSGH publications (March 2001) – Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

Parish register transcripts, 1649-1794 – Church of England. Parish Church of Oldberrow (Warwickshire)

Parish registers for Oldberrow, 1649-1918 – Church of England. Parish Church of Oldberrow (Warwickshire); Warwickshire (England). County Record Office

Church Records – Indexes

Parish register printouts of Oldberrow, Warwick, England, christenings, 1756-1812

Cemeteries

Records of Oldberrow – Author: Bloom, J. Harvey (James Harvey), b.1860

Census

Census returns for Oldberrow, 1841-1891

Directories

Oldberrow Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Oldberrow Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Administration

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

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