Malvern Wells is a village in the parish of Hanley Castle. There is a well here, called Holy Well, which is similar in its medicinal virtues to St. Ann’s Well. Baths have been lately erected, and are now under the management of Messrs. Lea, Perrins, and Burrows.

The Church was erected at the sole expense of the Rev. P E. Boissier. It is a plain stone building, dedicated to St. Peter. Rev. P. E. Boissier, Incumbent. Service – 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Boissier Rev. Peter E., Incumbent of Malvern Wells Church

Bright Henry, Esq., Knowle Lodge

Essington Mrs. H., Highland Cottage

Gilding Mr. Richard, Brick Barns

Pitt Miss, Terrace Cottage

Sandford Lady, Woodlands

Stewart Captain, Woodlands

Tierney Mrs., May Place

Turnor Mr. C., Villa Nuova

Vigne Mr. Robert

Wall Miss, Harcourt Villa

Warrington Major John Norris, Belvidere House

Wingfield Mr. George D., Thorn Bank

Baldwin Thomas, victualler, Railway Inn

Baylis Charles, baker and shopkeeper

Barry Miss, lodging-house keeper

Birchley Samuel, livery-stable keeper

Benbow Mrs. R., lodging-house keeper

Bromley Jane, milliner and dress maker, Bedford Terrace

Cale Mrs. Elizabeth, lodging-house keeper, Vaughan Lodge; also Hill Mount Cottage

Chamberlain Mary, Wells family hotel

Crees Samuel B., linen and woollen draper, hosier, and haberdasher, Bedford Terrace

Davis James, builder

Grundy John, butcher and farmer

Hamilton Chas., surgeon, Hamilton Lodge

Hayes Richard, shoe maker

Lea, Perrins, and Burrows, chemists and druggists, Bedford Terrace; also of Great Malvern

Lear William, lodging-house keeper

Merryday Charles, grocer, confectioner, painter, and Sub-Postmaster

Millner John, victualler, The Lord Nelson

Sinnick Jane, victualler, Admiral Benbow

Spilsbury Robert, blacksmith

Taylor Richard, builder

Thompson Joseph, grocer, and tea and British wine dealer, Bedford Terrace

Wadley Elizabeth, Essington Hotel

Post Office, The Wells – Charles Merryday, Sub-Postmaster. Delivery, 9 a.m. and 6 30 p.m.; despatch, 9 a.m. and 5 20 p.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855