Place:Pirton, Worcestershire, England

TypeVillage, Parish
Located inWorcestershire, England
Also located inHereford and Worcester, England     (1974 - 1998)
Worcestershire, England     (1998 - )
See alsoPershore (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Pirton is a small village in the English county of Worcestershire.

Pirton has some uncommon features for a village. A folly- near Pirton pool, (the earl of Crome built them for picnic houses, but when he lost his money the follys fell into disrepair) Pirton has a wood-Counsel Owened- (left on the picture) A lake called Pirton Pool. The Church has an amazing history. It is about half a mile away from "main" Pirton (see picture) The Residents moved away at the time of the black death Circa 1357 There is a ditch which was a mass grave for those who died because of the illness. This means Pirton Church is about 500 years old. Though It still Conducts Services On Sundays or e.g.: Mass.

Pirton has a Level Crossing which used to be called Pirton Sidings due to sidings use to being there. Pirton Level Crossing is a highly filmed Level Crossing for Rail Enthusiasts.

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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