Pedmore, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Pedmore is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1539

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Pedmore

  • Old Swinford
  • Cradley
  • Hagley
  • Halesowen
  • Kinver

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Pedmore, a parish in Bromsgrove Registration District, Worcester; under Clent hills, 1 ½ mile SSE of Stourbridge r. station. Post-town, Stourbridge. Acres, 1,474. Real property, £4,008. Pop., 297. Houses, 64. The manor belongs to Old Swinford Hospital. P. Hall is the seat of J. Hunt, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £457. Patron, Old Swinford Hospital. The church is Norman, and partially ivy-clad; and has a tower.

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

Pedmore – a parish in the hundred of Halfshire, upper division, 1 ½ mile S.S.E. from Stourbridge, and 122 from London; containing 57 inhabited houses. The church is an ancient building, and over the inner door, in the porch, is a curious piece of Saxon sculpture, representing the Deity, surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, &c. Nearly the whole of the land in this parish belongs to the hospital at Old Swinford, founded by Mr. Foley. The living is a rectory; Rev. Thomas Philpott, incumbent; instituted 1791; patron, Lord Foley. Population, 1801, 306 – 1811, 284 – 1821, 307.

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

Pedmore Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Pedmore Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Administration

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