Castlemorton, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Castle Morton church and Old School
Castle Morton church and Old School. The copyright on this image is owned by Angela Jones and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Castlemorton is a chapelry of Longdon Ancient Parish in Worcestershire.

Alternative names: Morton-Foliot

Parish church: St. Gregory

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Parishes adjacent to Castlemorton

  • Longdon
  • Little Malvern
  • Birtsmorton
  • Ledbury
  • Welland
  • Berrow
  • Eastnor

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CASTLE-MORTON, or Morton-Foliot, a parish in Upton-on-Severn district, Worcester; under the Malvern hills, 4½ miles SW by W of Upton-on-Severn, and 3½ S by E of Malvern r. station. Post Town, Longdon, under Tewkesbury. Acres, 3,656. Real property, £5,569. Pop., 818. Houses, 195. The property is much subdivided. A castle of the De Montes stood here. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Longdon, in the diocese of Worcester. The church is ancient but good; and a chapel for the outlying portions of Castle-Morton and Berrow was built in 1869. There are a national school, and charities £28.

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

Castlemorton Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Castle-Morton, 3½ m. S.W. Upton-upon-Severn. P. 855

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Castlemorton Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Castle-Morton – a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Pershore, lower division, 4 miles S.W. from Upton-on-Severn, and 111 from London; containing 137 inhabited houses. It is a perpetual curacy, annexed to Longdon; Rev. J. Broome, curate. Population 1801, 659 – 1811, 785 – 1821, 788

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 Longdon 1840 – Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Castle Morton (Castlemorton) Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Castle Morton (Castlemorton) Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Administration

  • 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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