|Type||Village, Civil parish|
|Located in||Gloucestershire, England ( - 1934)|
|Also located in||Worcestershire, England (1934 - 1974)|
|Hereford and Worcester, England (1974 - 1998)|
|Worcestershire, England (1998 - )|
|See also||Oswaldslow (hundred), Worcestershire, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Tewkesbury Rural, Gloucestershire, England||rural district in which it was situated 1894-1935|
|Upton-upon-Severn Rural, Worcestershire, England||rural district in which it was situated 1835-1974|
|Malvern Hills District, Hereford and Worcester, England||district municipality covering the area 1974-1998|
|Malvern Hills District, Worcestershire, England||municipal district of which it has been a part since 1998|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Pendock is a village and civil parish now in the Malvern Hills District of the county of Worcestershire, England, situated about halfway between Tewkesbury and Ledbury. It has a population of over 300.
Pendock was until 1934 in Gloucestershire. Upon the abolition of Tewkesbury Rural District some of the parishes on its northern fringe were transferred to the neighbouring county of Worcestershire. Pendock was among these, and its more recent history has followed that of Worcestershire. This included the sojourn in the short-lived county of Hereford and Worcester during the period 1974-1998. Pendock also had links to Worcestershire in earlier times, being part of Oswaldslow Hundred in Worcestershire.
The prolific nineteenth-century writer on Worcestershire, John Noake, in his 1868 Guide to Worcestershire notes that: "Rev. W. S. Symonds, the eminent geologist, is lord of the manor, patron and incumbent of the living."
Pendock Cross church, also known as The Redeemer Church, was built in 1899 as a temporary mission church but is still in use. It has an outdoor font which is stacked up on bricks.
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From 1934 until 1974 Pendock was a parish in the Upton-upon-Severn Rural District. There is a sketchmap of the parishes of Upton-upon-Severn Rural District on the rural district page. This map, based on an Ordnance Survey map of 1944, attempts to indicate by broken lines the changes in the boundaries between Gloucestershire and Worcestershire described above.
Online sources which may also be helpful:
- GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
- A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
- The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire and The FamilySearch Wiki for Worcestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
- A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in both counties
- Unfortunately, A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online does not cover this part of the county.
- Comparing a map of Gloucestershire parishes in 1900 with a map of Gloucestershire parishes made in the 1943 helps to illustrate how the county borders changed through this period.
- Ancestry.co.uk has recently added Gloucestershire Burials, 1813-1988; Confirmations, 1834-1913; Baptisms, 1813-1913; Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813; and Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938. (entry dated 1 Aug 2015)
- Victoria County Histories, Worcestershire, Volume 3 on Pendock, provided by British History Online.
Categories: Gloucestershire, England | Pendock, Worcestershire, England | Oswaldslow (hundred), Worcestershire, England | Tewkesbury Rural, Gloucestershire, England | Upton-upon-Severn Rural, Worcestershire, England | Malvern Hills District, Hereford and Worcester, England | Malvern Hills District, Worcestershire, England