Clifton on Teme

Clifton on Teme, Worcestershire Family History

Clifton on Teme is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire. Edvin Loach is a chapelry of Clifton on Teme.

Parish church: St. Kenelm

Parish registers begin: 1598

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Parishes adjacent to Clifton on Teme

  • Stanford on Teme
  • Martley
  • Upper Sapey
  • Lower Sapey
  • Whitbourne
  • Tedstone Delamere
  • Shelsley Walsh
  • Shelsley Beauchamp

Historical Descriptions


Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Clifton-upon-Teme – a parish in the hundred of Doddingtree, upper division, on the borders of Herefordshire, 10 miles N.N.W. from Worcester, and 121 from London; containing 86 inhabited houses. It stands on the western bank of the river Teme, and derives its name from its situation, being on a steep cliff overhanging the river, commanding the most picturesque views. It was anciently the seat of the Ingram family, and in the reign of Edward the Third, was a borough, with a weekly market. Ham-Castle, in this parish, was formerly a castellated mansion, and in the year 1646, was nearly destroyed by the Parliament army. It is now the property of the Winnington family, in the occupation of a farmer.

The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Hereford and archdeaconry of Salop; Rev. C. Fox Winnington, incumbent; instituted 1817; patron, Sir T. E. Winnington, Bart. Population, 1801, 499 – 1811, 485 – 1821, 520.

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.

Universal British Directory 1791

Clifton-on-Teme, seven miles from Worcester, on the borders of Herefordshire, is a parish decked with all the beauties of hills and woods, through which the river Teme runs in a serpentine course, affording a series of delightful prospects. The country abounds with hop-plantations. It has a market and fairs. Near it is Home or Ham Castle, where, in 1637, an iron chest containing gold, silver, &c. was dug up in a vault within a fort.

Source: Universal British Directory 1791

Ham Castle

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Ham Castle, a quondam baronial seat in Worcestershire; on the river Teme, 8½ miles NW of Worcester. It belonged to the Winningtons; was destroyed in 1646; and is now a ruin.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Severn Stoke with Kinnersley and Clifton Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905
Clifton-on-Teme (inc. Lower Sapey) Littleburys Directory 1879
Clifton-Upon-Teme Billings Directory 1855
Clifton-on-Teme Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


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