Place:Oldberrow, Warwickshire, England

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NameOldberrow
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.28°N 1.82°W
Located inWarwickshire, England     (1896 - )
Also located inWorcestershire, England     ( - 1896)
See alsoBlackenhurst Hundred, Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Alcester Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1896-1974
Stratford on Avon District, Warwickshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Oldberrow is a village which, since 1974, has been in the Stratford on Avon District of Warwickshire, England. The parish was part of Worcestershire until 1896 and was located between Morton Baggott and Ullenhall. It was a narrow strip some 3 miles (4.8 km) long by about ½ mile wide. The land slopes from 513 ft (156 m) at Oldberrow Hill in the northwest to about 275 ft (84 m) in the southeast. There is no village, but the church, rectory, and the Court lie at the crossing of four small roads. It is now part of the modern parish of Morton Baggott, Oldberrow and Spernall which in 2001 had a population of 153.

Oldberrow was originally an ancient parish in the Blackenhurst Hundred of Worcestershire, England. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and from 1896 until 1974 it was a parish in the Alcester Rural District.

See the outline map at Historical Jurisdictions on Family Search. (It is necessary to re-type the name of the parish you are searching for.)

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 large collection of local maps from the Ordnance Survey 1883-1893. These blow up to a size that permits viewing of individual hamlets, farms, collieries, but there is no overlapping of one map to the next, and no overall map to tie the individual ones together.
  • British History Online also has three volumes of the Victoria County History of Worcestershire online. Volume 3 (published in 1913) deals with the Halfshire Hundred; Volume 4 (published in 1924) deals with the City of Worcester, as well as parishes in the hundreds of Pershore and Doddingtree. Volume 2 covers religious houses in the county. The remainder of the county is not represented in the British History Online series.
  • 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 FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date. An index of parishes leads to notes and references for each parish. The auxiliary website English Jurisdictions can also be helpful.
  • Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD (Telephone: 01905 822866, e-mail: archive@worcestershire.gov.uk) The Archives Collections Catalog Summary outlines the contents of the Archives Collection and also notes on what has been transferred to the national online service Access to Archives
  • The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry has a branch in Bromsgrove which deals in Worcestershire family history. There are also branches at Stourbridge and Worcester.
  • 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.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has
  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
  • Brett Langston's list of Worcestershire Registration Districts and parishes within each registration district from 1837 to the present can indicate where to find details of civil registration entries since the process began in England.
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.
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