Place:Warndon, Worcestershire, England

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NameWarndon
TypeParish, Suburb
Coordinates52.2039°N 2.1712°W
Located inWorcestershire, England
Also located inHereford and Worcester, England     (1974 - 1998)
Worcestershire, England     (1998 - )
See alsoOswaldslow (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Droitwich Rural, Worcestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Worcester District, Hereford and Worcester, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1998
Worcester District, Worcestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area from 1998 onward
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Warndon is a suburb and civil parish of the City of Worcester (also known as Worcester District) in Worcestershire, England.

The parish, which includes the villages of Trotshill and Warndon was part of Droitwich Rural District until 1974 when it was annexed to Worcester under the Local Government Act 1972. It had a population of 10,237 in the UK census of 2001.

Warndon is situated on an ancient "saltway", a track used to transport salt from Droitwich Spa to Worcester and then on to boats on the River Severn. The earliest church record of Warndon dates from 978AD when Bishop Oswald gave land in the Parish to Aethenoth of Smite, when the Parish was held by the Bishops of Worcester. The settlement was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was spelt "Warmedun".

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There is a sketchmap of the parishes of Droitwich Rural District on the rural district page.

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.
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