Elmbridge was a chapelry of Dodderhill Ancient Parish in Worcestershire. The chapel of Elmbridge existed in 1274–5. It remained a chapelry of Dodderhill until 1877, when it was severed from the mother church and constituted a separate benefice. The church was entirely rebuilt in 1872 in the 13th-century style with the exception of the north arcade of the nave, the columns and responds of which, dating from about 1200, have been preserved in their original positions.
Elmbridge parish includes: Cutnall Green (partly in this parish and partly in Elmley Lovett), Gateley, Purshall, Pursell, or Pursall Green.
Parish Church: St. Mary
The earliest register is dated 1570. The registers are as follows:
(i) all entries 1570 to 1645 (with a gap from 1626 to 1631), fragmentary 1645 to 1663 and all entries 1663 to 1719;
(ii) all entries 1720 to 1754, baptisms and burials to 1771;
(iii) marriages 1755 to 1812;
(iv) baptisms and burials 1773 to 1812.
Parishes adjacent to Elmbridge
- Chaddesley Corbett
- Upton Warren
- Hampton Lovett
- Elmley Lovett
ELMBRIDGE THE PARLIAMENTARY GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1851
Elmbridge, a chapelry in the parish of Dodderhill, county of Worcester; 4 miles north of Droitwich; in the neighbourhood of the Birmingham and Gloucester railway. Living, a curacy subordinate to the vicarage of Dodderhill. Here is a Sunday school, with a lending library attached. See Elmley-Lovett Acreage with the parish. Houses 73. A. P. £2,231. Pop., in 1801, 296; in 1831, 334. Poor rates, in 1838, £116 9s.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
ELMBRIDGE LEWIS TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF ENGLAND 1845
Elmbridge, a chapelry, in the parish of Dodderhill, union of Droitwich, Upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, Droitwich and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 2 ¾ miles (N.) from Droitwich; containing 384 inhabitants. It consists of 1577 acres of a rich and productive soil, and is intersected at the west end by the road from Droitwich to Kidderminster. The chapel is dedicated to St. Mary. The great tithes belong to the Vicar of Dodderhill.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.
ELMBRIDGE WORCESTERSHIRE DELINEATED C. AND J. GREENWOOD 1822
Elmbridge – a hamlet and chapelry to the parish of Dodderhill, hundred of Halfshire, upper division, 3 miles N. from Droitwich, and 121 from London; containing 74 inhabited houses. The chapel has lately been repaired at a considerable expense, and the interior is neatly fitted up. Population, 1801, 296 – 1811, 322 – 1821, 336.
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.
IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1870
Cutnal-Green, a place 3 miles from Droitwich, in Worcestershire; with a post-office under Droitwich.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Marriages at Elmbridge 1570 to 1812
Worcestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B.A.
Vol I. 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.
Note. – The Elmbridge Registers commence in 1570.
Vol. I measures 13 ¾ in. by 6 in., and consists of 35 parchment leaves recently rebound, containing the Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages up to the end of 1719.
Vol. II (15 in. by 9 ¼ in.) has 18 parchment leaves strongly bound, and contains the Baptisms and Burials from the commencement of 1720 to the end of 1772, and the Marriages from 1720 to the end of 1754.
Vol. III (15 ¼ in. by 10 in.) contains the Marriages from 1755 to the end of 1813.
Vol. IV (13 in. by 8 ¼ in). contains the Baptisms and Burials from 1773 to the end of 1812.
These extracts have been made by the Rev. J. H. L. Booker, Vicar of Elmbridge, and are now printed under his supervision, after the proofs have been compared by him with the original Register.
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- County: Worcestershire
- Civil Registration District: Droitwich
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Worcester
- Rural Deanery: Droitwich
- Poor Law Union: Droitwich
- Hundred: Halfshire
- Province: Canterbury
- County Court District: Droitwich
- Petty Sessional Division: Droitwich