Highley Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Highley is a village, parish, and station, on the Severn Valley branch of the Great Western Railway, 11 miles from Kidderminster, 7 from Bridgnorth, and 7 from Cleobury Mortimer, in the southern division of the county, Chelmarsh division of the hundred of Stottesden, Cleobury Mortimer union and diocese of Hereford; pleasantly situated on an eminence on the western bank of the Severn.  The church of St. Mary is a small building of stone, in the early English style.  The living is a vicarage, yearly value £210, with residence and 90 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Rev. Francis Henry Thicknesse, M.A., vicar of Brackley, Northamptonshire.  The Wesleyan Methodists have chapel here.  Charities of about £10 yearly value are distributed to the poor in bread every Sunday from Christmas to Easter.  Several valuable stone quarries are worked in this parish.  William Jordin, Esq., of Netherton, is lord of the manor, and with the Rev. Samuel Du Pre are chief landowners.  The soil is partly red loam and partly stiff clay; the sub-soil is similar with portions of free-stone.  The area is 1,527 acres, and the population in 1861 was 407; gross estimated rental, £2,335; rateable value, £2,134.
Post Office. – George Gough, postmaster.  Letters, received through Bridgnorth, arrive at 9.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m.

Burrows Mr. Decimus
Du Pre Rev. Samuel
Jordin Samuel, esq. Netherton
Jordin William, esq. Netherton
Beesom Thomas, farmer, Hazelwell
Bentley Thomas, farmer, The Hag
Bill George, miller, Borl mill
Billingsley Thomas, carrier
Brick Samuel, farmer, Wood end
Edward George, Ship inn
Evans Evan Geo. builder and beer retlr
Gough George, shopkeeper
Hartley John, wheelwright
Harland William, farmer, Rhea hall
Homfray William, shoe maker
Horton John, beer retailer
Jones Richard, farmer, Stone house
Jordin Daniel, farmer
Jordin Thomas, farmer
Kirkham William, farmer
Lane Jesse & Wm., farmers, Wood end
Lawley James, beer retailer
Lawley Thomas, shopkeeper
Lloyd Edward, farmer, Highley wood
Lloyd William, shoe maker
Lowe Thomas, farmer
Moncks Thomas, butcher
Robinson William, blacksmith
Till William, farmer
Tomlinson Richard, farmer, Brookmouth
William Benjamin, tailor

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871

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One thought on “Highley Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

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