Cleeve Prior, Worcestershire Family History Guide

St Andrew's parish church, Cleeve Prior Church, Worcestershire,
St Andrew’s parish church, Cleeve Prior Church, Worcestershire, seen from the southeast. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Halling and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Cleeve Prior is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1598

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Cleeve Prior

  • Bidford on Avon
  • Welford
  • North and Middle Littleton
  • Pebworth
  • Salford Priors

Historical Descriptions

Cleeve Prior Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Cleeve-Prior, 5 m. N.E. Evesham. P. 366

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

Cleeve Prior Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Cleeve-Prior – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, upper division, 5 miles N.N.E. from Evesham, Worcestershire , and 98 from London; containing 68 houses. This village stands on an eminence, on the southern bank of the river Avon, the scenery round which is extremely pleasing.

A labouring man residing at South Littleton, lately employed in working a quarry in this parish, discovered two pots of coins, one of gold, the other of silver, principally specimens of Gratian, Valentinian, and Theodosius; they were found at the depth of about 3 feet, having dug through sixteen inches of soil, four of limestone, and eighteen of clay. A goldsmith in London offered him £300 for them, which he refused.

The living is a vicarage; the Rev. R. D. Stillingfleet, incumbent; instituted 1812; patron, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Population, 1801, 287 – 1811, 322 – 1821, 343

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.

Cleeve Prior Marriages

Marriages at Cleeve Prior 1599 to 1837

Worcestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B.A.

Vol II. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.

Author: Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Carter, W. F. (William Fowler), b. 1856 joint ed

Marriages at Cleeve Prior 1599 to 1837

Directories

Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Cleeve Prior 1840 – Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Cleeve Prior Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Cleeve Prior Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Administration

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