Place:Doddingtree Hundred, Worcestershire, England


NameDoddingtree Hundred
Located inWorcestershire, England
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Doddingtree Hundred from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
"DODDINGTREE, a hundred in Worcester; cut into two divisions, lower and upper. The [lower division] contains Abberley parish, nine other parishes, and part of another. Acres: 26,481. The [upper division] contains Acton-Beauchamp parish, thirteen other parishes, and parts of three others. Acres: 39,064. Population of both [divisions]: 14,038. Houses: 2,979."

Doddingtree Hundred was in the northwest of the county and contained the town of Bewdley. As will be seen by this map from Wikimedia Commons, the hundreds of Worcestershire tended to contain numerous detached sections.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Doddingtree.


List of Parishes with chapelries and townships

Ancient Parish Parish Status Subsidiary Places Subsidiary Place Status Notes
Abberley parish (ancient), civil parish
Acton Beauchamp parish (ancient), civil parish
Astley parish (ancient), civil parish
Bayton parish (ancient), civil parish
Bockleton township, parish (ancient), civil parish Hampton Charles hamlet, civil parish in Herefordshire
Clifton upon Teme township, parish (ancient), civil parish Edvin Loach chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish in Herefordshire
Lower Sapey chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Cotheridge parish (ancient), civil parish
Doddenham chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Eastham parish (ancient), civil parish Hanley Child chapelry, civil parish
Orleton chapelry, civil parish
Great Witley parish (ancient), civil parish
Hanley William parish (ancient), civil parish
Mamble parish (ancient), civil parish
Martley parish (ancient), civil parish Areley Kings chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Martley parish (ancient), civil parish Hill Hampton hamlet, civil parish
Ribbesford parish (ancient), civil parish Bewdley extra parochial area, chapelry, civil parish
Rock parish (ancient), civil parish
Shelsley Beauchamp parish (ancient), civil parish Shelsley Kings hamlet, civil parish
Shelsley Walsh parish (ancient), civil parish
Shrawley parish (ancient), civil parish
Stanford upon Teme parish (ancient), civil parish
Stockton on Teme parish (ancient), civil parish
Stoke Bliss parish (ancient), civil parish Kyre Parva hamlet, civil parish
Suckley parish (ancient), civil parish Alfrick chapelry, civil parish
Lulsley chapelry, civil parish
Tenbury township, parish (ancient), civil parish Kyre Magna chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Laysters chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish in Herefordshire
Rochford chapelry, civil parish
  • 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: 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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