Bushley is a small parish, situate about a mile and a half from Tewkesbury, and contained in 1851 a population of 339.

The Church, dedicated to St. Peter, is in the Gothic and Norman styles of architecture, and the fitting up of the interior is equal to that of any parish church in the county. The living is a Perpetual Curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester. Rev. Charles Allen, Vicar; Mr. Joseph Wilkes, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

There is a small School, supported by W. Dowdeswell, Esq. Mr. John Cheese, Master.


Allen Rev. Charles, Vicar

Dowdeswell William, Esq., High Sheriff of the county, Pull Court

Cruse William, farmer, Shrubbery

Evans Edward, farmer

Firkins William, farmer

Guilding John, farmer

Morris John, farmer, Hill House

Mann Sarah, farmer, Oxey

Robins John, farmer

Sillman John, farmer

Smith William, farmer, Double Gates

Treeton Benjamin, steward and bailiff to W. Dowdeswell, Esq.

Weaver Job, shopkeeper

Webb Eliza, farmer

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855