Beoley Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Beoley is a small parish, situated about 5 miles E. from Bromsgrove, and contained in 1851 a population of 654 inhabitants.

The Church, dedicated to St. Leonard, is a very ancient stone building, consisting of nave and chancel, and at the western end is a large square tower, containing six bells. Rev. C. F. Sculthorpe, M.A., Vicar; Mr. Charles Foster, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Police Station. William Cresswell, Officer


Sculthorpe Rev. C. F., M.A., Vicar, The Vicarage

Sculthorpe Mrs. Ann

Allcock John, Wheelwright and carpenter

Arnold William, shoe maker

Avery Ann, farmer, Birchacre

Bennett William, shoe maker

Chesshire James, farmer and farrier

Dunn John, farmer, Alderhanger, and near Lea Farm

Edwards William, farmer, Battens

Findon Joseph, farmer, Marl Field

Forster Charles, Hole House

Forster John, farmer, Dagnel End

Ganderton William, victualler and farmer, The Bowling Green

Green Edward, Farmer, Hob Hill

Griffin John, farmer, Madeley Green

Green Thomas, Pink Green

Green William, blacksmith and farmer

Hancocks Job, farmer, Heath Green

Hancocks Joseph, farmer, Sea Fields

Hemus Henry, blacksmith

Homer Job, shopkeeper

Johns Samuel, victualler, The Holly Bush

Johnson James, gamekeeper to Miss H. Holmes

Knight John, farmer, Paper Mill; also of Beoley Mill

Leake Thomas, farmer

Lees Henry, farmer, Holt End

Lilly Samuel, farmer, Hole End

Long Charles, plumber and glazier

Lyndon William, farmer, Branson’s Cross

Morrall John, farmer, Chapel Farm

Oakley John, farmer, Portway Farm

Parr Thomas, Farmer and paper maker

Poole William, mason

Porter John, shopkeeper and shoe maker

Powell William, farmer and carrier, Holt End

Quiney John, farmer, Dump House

Richards Charles, tailor

Smith Ann, shopkeeper

Smith Hannah, farmer, Whitmore’s Farm

Terry Edward, mason

Terry James, mason

Timmis Thomas, farmer, Pot End

Whateley John, builder and timber valuer

Whitmore John, shopkeeper

Woods David, tailor

Woollaston, steward to Miss H. Holmes

Woollaston John, jun., farmer, Church Hill

Carriers – To Birmingham, Powell William, Thurs., 8 a.m.; Harris, Thurs, 8 a.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855