Parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Worcestershire, seen from the southeast. The copyright on this image is owned by Derek Harper and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Broadwas, Worcestershire Family History

Broadwas is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Broadgreen.

Parish church: St. Mary Magdalene

Parish registers begin: 1676

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Broadwas

  • Alfrick
  • Martley
  • Knightwick with Doddenham
  • Lulsley
  • Leigh
  • Wichenford
  • Cotheridge

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Broadwas, a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Oswaldslow, but locally in the upper division of the hund. of Doddingtree, union of Martley, county of Worcester; 6 miles west of Worcester, on the northern bank of the river Teme. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; valued at £10 9s. 2½d.; gross income £273; in the patronage of the Dean and chapter of Worcester. There are two daily schools here. Charities connected with the parish produce £7 per annum. Pop., in 1801, 245; in 1831, 296. Houses 60. Acres 1,000. A.P. £l,642. Poor rates, in 1837, £108.

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


Online Directories

Bentley's Directory of Broadwas 1840 -

Directory Transcriptions

Broadwas Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905
Broadwas Littleburys Directory 1879


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