Berrow Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840

Berrow is a moderate sized parish, chiefly producing corn, and there are some extensive apple orchards. The church is a stone structure, containing 275 sittings, of which 100 are free; it is 12 miles from Gloucester, 15 from Pershore, 7 from Tewkesbury, 7 from Upton, and 16 from Worcester.

The living is a vicarage, in the gift and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Dean, B.A., and the Rev. George Blackley, M.A. is the present curate. There is one service each Sabbath, in the morning at 11, and in the afternoon at 3, alternately; John Stail is the parish clerk.

There is a Free School at Broomsberrow, supported by Osman Ricardo, Esq., and conducted on [wiki title=”Monitorial_System”]Dr Bells system.[/wiki]

Allen C. farmer, Holly Bush

Allen William, beerseller, Cammers Green

Boulter J., farmer, Parsonage

Bull F. shopkeeper, Whiting

Chichester T. farmer, The Shots

Cox Philip, wheelwright, Mason’s Pitch

Daw W., farmer, Hays Farm

Evans W., shopkeeper, Cammers Green

Goatman John, machine maker, Portway

Hastey Robert, blacksmith

Hawkins G., farmer, Hallidays

Hawkins John, farmer, Whiting Ash

Hughes Robert, farmer, Berrow Court

Jones George, farmer, Rye Court

Mace I. shopkeeper, Whiting

Mantom W. farmer, Farleys

Martin T. farmer, Hill End

Mills Jacob, vict. Duke of York

Ricardo Osman, Esq. Broomsberrow Place

Rivers Charles A., schoolmaster, Broomsberrow

Selwyn Mrs. —, Dingle Cottage

Stail J. carpenter, Whiting Lane

Stephens Mrs. Hannah, Cammers Green

Stock J. farmer, Underhills

Warren Richard, blacksmith

Webb R. farmer, Cockshutt

Winnall John, farmer, Hawthorn


To ABERYSTWITH; the Royal Mail, from London, calls at the Duke of York every morning at 8.

To CHELTENHAM; the Royal Mail, calls at the Duke of York every evening at half past 5.


To WORCESTER; Thomas Clay and Thomas Hart, every Saturday.

Source: Bentley’s history, guide, and alphabetical and classified directory, of the borough of Evesham of the market towns of Pershore, Shipston-upon-Stour, and Upton-upon-Severn, and the villages of Broadway and Great Malvern; and an history and alphabetical directory of seventy-eight parishes in the county south of the city of Worcester … forming vol. III of Bentley’s history, directory, and statistics of Worcestershire. Published 1840 by Printed for the proprietor, by Bull & Turner in Birmingham.

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