Berrow, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, 6½ miles SW of Upton station on the M.R., 7 SE of Ledbury, and 7 W of Tewkesbury. There is a post office under Ledbury; money order office, Welland; telegraph office, Eastnor, both being about 5 miles distant. Acreage, 2207; population, 310. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £248 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church, which was restored in 1858, is Early English, with a Norman doorway and an embattled tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Berrow St. Faith|
|Poor Law union||Upton-upon-Severn|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1698.
Church of England
St. Faith (parish church)
The church of St. Faith is an edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, north porch with Norman doorway, and an embattled western tower containing 2 bells; at the end of the nave is an ancient low-side window, of a date anterior to that of the present chancel; showing that the church has been at some time enlarged and the altar moved further east: the church was completely restored in 1858 and affords 200 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Berrow from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Berrow (St. Faith))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Berrow are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.