Bredicot Worcestershire Family History Guide

Bredicot Church
Photo of Bredicot Church This small church, along with the old rectory, has been cut off from the other few dwellings in the very small village of Bredicot by the Birmingham to Bristol railway line. It appears almost forgotten and hidden by trees from the road passing through the village. It’s also difficult to spot on the OS map because it is almost on the grid line. The church is dedicated to St James and dates from the 13th century, however, it was largely rebuilt in 1843. Photograph by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Bredicot is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Church: St. James

Parish registers begin: 1702

Produce, wheat, barley, peas, and beans

Parishes adjacent to Bredicot

  • Tibberton
  • Spetchley
  • Broughton Hackett
  • Crowle
  • Churchill in Oswaldslow

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870

Bredicot, a parish in Pershore Registration District, Worcestershire; on the Birmingham and Gloucester railway, 3 ¼ miles E of Worcester. Post-town, Spetchley, under Worcester. Acres, 397. Real property, with Churchill, £1,570. Pop., 53. Houses, 13. The property is all in one estate. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Tibberton, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £260. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is good.

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

Bredicot – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 3 miles E. from Worcester, and 113 from London; containing 7 inhabited houses. This parish is united with Churchill, and is a rectory; the Rev. T. Price, incumbent; instituted 1821; in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Population, 1801, 32 – 1811, no return – 1821, 37.

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

Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Bredicot 1840 – Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Bredicot Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

Bredicot Littleburys Directory 1879

Bredicot Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Churchill and Bredicott Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Family History Links

FamilySearch

The following records for Bredicot are available free from FamilySearch.

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973

England and Wales Census Records

Useful Websites

Victoria & Albert Museum – Photographs of Bredicot dating from the 1850’s

Administration

  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Pershore
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Worcester
  • Poor Law Union: Pershore
  • Hundred: Oswaldslow
  • Province: Canterbury
  •  Petty Sessional Division: Pershore
  • County Court District: Pershore
  • Polling District: Broughton Hackett
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