Elmbridge, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Dodderhill parish, Worcestershire, 3 miles N of Droitwich. There is a post office at Cutnal Green under Droitwich; money order and telegraph office, Droitwich. Acreage of the township, 1778; population, 348. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, o£160. The church is Norman, but few features of that period now remain, and was restored in 1872.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1570.
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary is an ancient building of stone, in the Norman and later styles, consisting of nave, north aisle and a western turret containing 2 bells: the east window is stained, and that in the north aisle is a memorial to the Rev. J. H. L. Booker M.A. vicar 1888-1905: in the church is a brass to John Dannet esq. d. 1752; a monument, dated 1650, to the Purshull family, who resided at Purshull Hall, and one to the Penrice family, owners of the manor and Elmbridge Green estate: the reredos, pulpit and font are fine pieces of workmanship: the church was restored in 1872, and affords 150 sittings: 10 acres of land, derived from the Dannet family, are held by trustees, and the rents, amounting to about £15 a year, are applied to the repairs of the church.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Elmbridge from the following:
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Elmbridge 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.