Birt’s Morton is a parish including the village of Birt’s Street full ¾ of a mile N. of the highway from Tewkesbury to Ledbury; the parish contains a population of 366, and an area of 1,199 acres, producing wheat, beans, &c. The village is 17 miles from Worcester, 8 from Tewkesbury, and 7 from Upton on Severn, in Upton Union.
The church is near a mile S.E. of the village, and is an ancient cruciform edifice, with a window of stained glass; in the chancel is a monument of marble, erected in memory of William Caldwall, Esq. The living is a rectory in the gift and incumbency of the Rev. Stephen Thackwell, M.A.; the Rev. William John Morris, B.A., is curate;—sittings for 126;—service Sunday morning at 11, and 3 in the afternoon, in summer, and at half-past 10 and half-past 2 in winter; and J. Clissett is clerk. There is a free school near the Rye, but no free scholars are taught, though the master receives about £30 a year.
Brotheridge J. shopkeeper, Birt-street
Brotheridge M., farmer, Birt’s-st.
Clissett John, parish clerk
Cook John, tailor, The Common
Cooper W., farmer, Birt’s-st.
Dudfield J., butcher, Birt’s-st.
Fisher R., blacksmith, Birt’s-street
Grafton W., farmer, Coomb-gr
Grubb O., farmer, Rye-st.
Jakeman E., shoemaker, Birt’s-st.
Jakeman G., tailor, Birt’s-st.
Jakeman W., shopkeeper, Birt’s street
Morris W., school master, Rye-st.
Pitt W., wheelwright, Birt’s-st.
Pope E., farmer, Court
Price J., farmer, Rye-street
Sivil Thos., farmer, Birt’s-st.
Smith W., farmer, Birt’s-st.
Thackwell Rev. Stephen, M.A., Rectory House
Wadley J., farmer, Birt’s st.
Wadley W., farmer, Birt’s-st.
White J., carpenter, Coomb-gr.
Source: Bentley’s history, guide, and alphabetical and classified directory, of the borough of Evesham of the market towns of Pershore, Shipston-upon-Stour, and Upton-upon-Severn, and the villages of Broadway and Great Malvern; and an history and alphabetical directory of seventy-eight parishes in the county south of the city of Worcester … forming vol. III of Bentley’s history, directory, and statistics of Worcestershire. Published 1840 by Printed for the proprietor, by Bull & Turner in Birmingham.