|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Worcestershire, England|
|Also located in||Hereford and Worcester, England (1974 - 1998)|
|Worcestershire, England (1998 - )|
|See also||Halfshire Hundred, Worcestershire, England||hundred in which it was part located|
|Barlichway Hundred, Warwickshire, England||hundred in which it was part located|
|Bromsgrove Rural, Worcestershire, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1974|
|Bromsgrove District, Hereford and Worcester, England||district municipality covering the area 1974-1998|
|Bromsgrove District, Worcestershire, England||district municipality covering the area from 1998 onward|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Tardebigge is a village in Worcestershire, England.
The village is most famous for the Tardebigge Locks, a flight of 36 canal locks that raise the Worcester and Birmingham Canal over 220 feet (67 metres) over the Lickey Ridge. It lies in the historic county of Worcestershire.
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The ancient parish of Tardebigge was spread over parts of Barlichway Hundred in Warwickshire and Halfshire Hundred in Worcestershire. For the most part, however, it is considered a ancient and civil parish of the county of Worcester. It contained the post-1866 civil parishes of Bentley Pauncefoot, Redditch, Tutnall and Cobley, and Webheath. With the expansion of Redditch in the latter half of the 19th century, the size and importance of Tardebigge parish decreased.
From 1894 until 1974 it was a parish in the Bromsgrove Rural District. Since 1974 it has been part of the Bromsgrove District, first in the county of Hereford and Worcester, and then, since 1998, in Worcestershire again.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Tardebigge.
- 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.
- organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
- excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
- reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
Categories: Worcestershire, England | Tardebigge, Worcestershire, England | Halfshire Hundred, Worcestershire, England | Barlichway Hundred, Warwickshire, England | Bromsgrove Rural, Worcestershire, England | Bromsgrove District, Hereford and Worcester, England | Bromsgrove District, Worcestershire, England