Place:Alderminster, Worcestershire, England

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NameAlderminster
TypeParish
Coordinates52.13°N 1.66°W
Located inWorcestershire, England     ( - 1931)
Also located inWarwickshire, England     (1931 - )
See alsoPershore (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Shipston-on-Stour Rural, Worcestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1931
Shipston-on-Stour Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1931-1974
Stratford-on-Avon (district), Warwickshire, Englanddistrict municipality into which it was transferred in 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Alderminster is a village and civil parish on the River Stour about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Stratford-upon-Avon. The village is on the A3400 road between Stratford-upon-Avon and Shipston-on-Stour. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 491.

Alderminster was an exclave of Worcestershire until 1931, when it was transferred to Warwickshire. When rural district councils were created in the 1890s, Alderminster was part of Shipston-on-Stour Rural District. The whole of Shipston-on-Stour Rural District was transferred to Warwickshire in 1931, but the rural district retained its name after the transfer.

Research Tips

  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Worcestershire illustrates the parish boundaries of Worcestershire when rural districts were still in existence and before the West Midlands came into being. The map publication year is 1931. The map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • British History Online has a collection of local maps from the Ordnance Survey 1883-1893. Rural areas are included, but these may be especially useful for investigation the suburbs of large towns.
  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Worcestershire as well as leading to a collection of 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
  • The Midlands Historical Data project produces searchable facsimile copies of old local history books and directories of interest to genealogists. It specialises in the three counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, working closely with libraries, archives and family history societies in the area. Digital images are made freely available to participating organisations to improve public access. Free search index on its web-site to all its books. In many cases payment will be required to see the extract.
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
  2. excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.
  • A History of the County of Worcester: Volume 4 edited by William Page and J W Willis-Bund covers the city of Worcester, as well as parishes in the hundreds of Pershore and Doddingtree, in the south and west of the county. These include the towns of Pershore, Great Malvern and Hanley Castle. (Victoria County History - Worcestershire. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1924, and available free online from British History Online)


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