Discover Your Local or Family History

Bewdley Museum has a comprehensive Reference Library, Documentation, Photographs & Oral Archives for Bewdley, Ribbesford, Wribbenhall, Dowles, Kidderminster, Stourport & other surrounding areas.

Materials held include:

  • Transcripts of most Parish Registers for Ribbesford, Bewdley, Dowles & Wribbenhall and Baptist, Quaker and Presbyterian material too. The Registers vary from Parish to Parish and some cover the period 16th - 20th century. Most of the Registers are indexed.
  • Transcript of all Census Returns 1831-1901 for Bewdley, 1801- 1901 Wribbenhall and 1841-1901 Dowles. All indexed.
  • Monumental Inscriptions for St. Leonard's, Ribbesford, All Saints, Wribbenhall, St. Andrew's, Dowles, Holy Trinity, Far Forest, St. Peter's, Rock, St. Giles', Heightington, St. Bartholomew's, Bayton, St. John the Baptist, Mamble, Baptist & Quaker, St.Michael's, Stourport.
  • Trade Directories 1784-1948 Bewdley, Wribbenhall and Dowles.
  • Billheads for old Bewdley businesses.
  • Wills and Inventories 16th-20th centuries for Bewdley, Ribbesford, Wribbenhall and Dowles.
  • IGI (International Genealogical Index) for Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Salop, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Brecon, Monmouth and Radnor.
  • National Census Index for 1881.
  • National Burial Index.
  • Some Electoral Rolls for Bewdley and Wribbenhall.
  • 1851 Census Returns for Worcestershires, Gloucestershire & Southern Warwickshire.
  • Bewdley Manor Court Rolls 17th-20th century on DVD
Local Historians from Bewdley Historical Research Group are available to assist you with your enquiries :

  March - November
Wednesdays - 9.30am-12.30pm (prior arrangement advisable)
(last enquiry 12.00 noon)

  Telephone Bewdley Museum 01299 403573
Bewdley Historical Research Group 01299 403582


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