Church History Reference Texts

Aiken, John. Census of Religious Worship, 1851: The Returns for Worcestershire. Worcestershire, England: Worcestershire Historical Society, 2000.

Bridges, Tim. Churches of Worcestershire. Rev. ed.  Logaston Press 2005

Bridges, Tim. Churches of the Black Country. Logaston Press 2008

Brooks, Alan, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Worcestershire. [Rev. and expanded ed.]
Yale University Press, 2007.

Cox, Benjamin G.. Chapels and Meeting Houses in the Vale of Evesham.
Vale of Evesham Historical Society, 1982.

Kelly’s Directories of Worcestershire (and surrounding counties)

Morgan, Paul. Inspections of churches and parsonage houses in the Diocese of Worcester in 1674, 1676, 1684, and 1687  Worcestershire Historical Society, 1986.

Noake, John. The Rambler in Worcestershire or, Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations Longman, 1848, 1851, 1854
n.b. online copy of the 1848 volume can be found online here
Online copy of 1851 volume here
Online copy of 1854 volume here

Noake, John. Worcester Sects.  Longman & Co., 1861

Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808
Worcestershire Historical Society, 1968.

Stanton, George K. Rambles and researches among Worcestershire churches: with historical notes relating to the several parishes.
London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1884, 1886

Stell, Christopher. Nonconformist chapels and meeting-houses: Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Warwickshire.
Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1986

Urwick, William. Nonconformity in Worcester. Simpkin & Co.: London, 1897