The village is about five miles north west of Alcester on the main road to Birmingham. There are some interesting old buildings including an eighteenth century manor house and the four hundred year old 'Barley Mow Inn'. The church still has some features which show its Norman origin. Studley College founded in 1903 by Frances, Countess of Warwick, was designed as an agricultural college for women but is now closed. The following are hamlets within the parish: Clarke's Green, Littlewood Green, Lower Skitts, Mappleborough Green, Outhill, Upper Skitts and Wapping.

DIOCESE: Worcester. HUNDRED: Barlichway. UNION: Alcester

ADJOINING PARISHES: Ipsley, the Worcestershire parishes of Beoley and Oldberrow, Morton Bagot, Spernall, Coughton.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1663-1952 Marriages: 1663-1754, 1793-1970

Burials: 1663-1902. Mappleborough Green Marriages: 1944-1980.

Bishop's Transcripts : Begin 1618 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1663-1885, Marriages: 1663-1895. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

NONCONFORMIST: Roman Catholic: see Source Material and C, M & R Vol.2
Baptist: M Christenings: 1841-1925
Methodist: Mappleborough Green Marriages: 1927-1968.



CENSUS RETURNS: All (inc Mapplebury Green) WAR
1851 BIR
1851 BMSGH SI v12 , SoG , BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1663-1768 & 1793-1837
Poor Law c1690-1860

MANORIAL RECORDS: 10 documents 1713-70 BIR

DEEDS: S.H.George, deeds relating to property 1819-1929. Various 18th-19th century deeds. WAR
See also Alcester.

OTHER SOURCES: Handy of Studley 1801-1840.
Cash book of Henry Peart, surgeon 1801-1840.
Plan of Studley Castle estate 1863.
Plans and areas of estates 1820, 1824.
The Development of Needle Manufacturing in the West Midlands to 1750 (Mainly about Studley) 1975.
The Story of Lower Skitts in Warwickshire, N.F.Woodward 1934.
Portrait of Studley, WWM Vol.3 No.3 April 1956.
Rural Settlements in Warwickshire, T.R.Slater and G.Bartley, published by the Birmingham Branch of the Geographical Association 1981 (see Charlecote).

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]