Cropthorne Worcestershire Family History Guide

Old Postcard of The Church, Cropthorne
Old Postcard of The Church, Cropthorne

Cropthorne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Charlton and Netherton.

The hamlet of Netherton, which belonged to Cropthorne till 1864, was added to Elmley Castle by Order in Council, 464; in 1871

Parish Church: St. Michael

The register begins with the year 1559

Nonconformists in Cropthorne include: Baptist, Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

There was a Free School in the parish, erected in the year 1740

Parishes adjacent to Cropthorne

  • Evesham All Saints with St Lawrence
  • Elmley Castle
  • Fladbury
  • Bricklehampton
  • Great and Little Hampton
  • Norton and Lenchwick
  • Hinton on the Green

Historical Descriptions

Cropthorne

THE PARLIAMENTARY GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1851

Cropthorne, a parish in the middle division of the hund. of Oswaldslow, union of Pershore, county of Worcester; 3½ miles east by south of Pershore, on the southern bank of the Avon. Living, a vicarage in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £14 17s. 3½d. No return. Tithes of Charlton commuted in 1776. Others in 1779. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Worcester. Charities, in 1830, £17 per annum. There are 4 daily schools here, one of which is endowed with the interest of £200. Acres, including the hamlets of Charlton and Netherton, 3,520. Houses 156. A.P. £7,255. Pop., in 1801, 570; in 1831, 690. Poor rates, in 1838, £193 18s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

WORCESTERSHIRE DELINEATED C. AND J. GREENWOOD 1822

Cropthorne – a township in the hundred of Oswaldslow, middle division, 3 miles N.W. from Evesham, and 100 from London; containing 62 inhabited houses. In the church are several curious monuments: under the communion-table is a vault belonging to the Dineley family, in which the bodies do not putrify. This village presents a most pleasing view from the London road. The living is a vicarage; Rev. William Digby, incumbent; instituted 1818; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Population, 1801, 240 – 1811, 265 – 1821, 304.

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.

Charlton

WORCESTERSHIRE DELINEATED C. AND J. GREENWOOD 1822

Charlton – a hamlet in the parish of Cropthorne, and middle division of Oswaldslow, 3 miles N.W. from Evesham, and 99 from London; containing 62 inhabited houses. Population, 1801, no return – 1811, no return – 1821, 277.

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.

Netherton

WORCESTERSHIRE DELINEATED C. AND J. GREENWOOD 1822

Netherton – a hamlet in the township of Cropthorn, and hundred of Oswaldslow, middle division, 2 ½ miles N.W. from Evesham. It formerly had a chapel, the remains of which are now converted into a stable. Population returned with Cropthorn.

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 Cropthorne 1840 – Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Cropthorne With Charlton Littleburys Directory 1879

Cropthorne (with the Hamlets of Charlton and Netherton) Billings Directory 1855

Cropthorne Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Charlton Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Netherton Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Family History Links

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization, and Military records – Free

Genuki

The Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust Site

Videos of Cropthorne

Administration

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