Wribbenhall Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Wribbenhall, a Hamlet in the parish of Kidderminster, from which town it is distant about 3 miles, is situated on the left bank of the Seven, immediately opposite Bewdley, with which it is connected by a noble bridge.  The population in 1851 was 1142 inhabitants.
The Church is a large brick structure, with square tower.  Rev. Charles Warner, Incumbent; Mr. William Taylor, Organist; Mr. Benjamin Pitt, Clerk.  Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The Parochial Schools are very neat and commodious rooms, with good accommodation for the teachers.  Mr. William Taylor, Master; Mary Pitt, Mistress. Average number of scholars – boys, 30; girls, 30.
County Police Station – Thomas Baker, Officer.

DIRECTORY

Baker Slade, Esq., County Magistrate, Sandbourne House
Baker Mrs. Elizabeth
Baker Mr. Thomas
Ball Miss Martha
Bancks Christopher P., Esq., Mayor of Bewdley, Elm Cottage
Bancks Mr. Christopher
Berrow Mrs.
Cartwright Mrs. William
Cartwright Miss, The Cottage
Cary Miss, Northwood Cottage
Cole James, Esq., Magistrate, and surgeon
Croydon Mrs. Ann
Gill Mr.
Hemming Walter C., Esq., County Magistrate, Spring Grove
Hillman Mr. John, Rock Cottage
Lankester Mr. Benjamin
Meachem Mr. Thomas
Pardoe Mrs. Mary, Bank Cottage
Parton Mr. Joseph
Reynolds Mrs. Sarah, The Cottage
Skey Miss Caroline, Wassell Cottage
Wheatley Mrs. Hannah, Cypress Cottage
Woodhouse Mrs. Lydia
Yardley Mr. Thomas, Spring Vale Cottage
Yate Mrs. Ann, Rock Cottage

Ashwood George, victualler, Bridge Inn

Baker Thomas, Police Constable, Station
Barnett John, basket maker
Bishop Samuel, boot and shoe maker
Brinton John, carpet manufacturer, The Heath
Butler William, shopkeeper

Clark John, farmer, Wassell
Cole John, butcher
Crane Henry, farmer, Grey Green
Crane Benjamin, maltster

Dufty Joseph, market gardener

Fowler Thomas, blacksmith
Fox William, beer retailer, Rising Sun

Godfrey Susannah, victualler, Old Black Boy
Godsall William, farmer, Spring Grove Farm

Hinton Edward, tailor
Holder Michael J., tobacconist; house, Spring Hill
Holder James, painter and glazier
Holder Elizabeth, milliner and dress maker
Hollerton Richard, boot and shoe maker
Humphries William, boot and shoe maker

Jackson William, painter and glazier
Jefferies William, bricklayer
Jeffries John, boot and shoe maker

Lane William, victualler, Red Lion
Lawley George, blacksmith
Lewis Isaac, professor of music
Lewis John, farmer
Lowe John, and Co., rope and twine manufacturers

Mason John, tailor
Millward George, victualler and shopkeeper, Coach and Horses
Minton Thomas, wool agent, Spring Bank Cottage
Minton Edward, boot and shoe maker

Nicholas and Pardoe, solicitors; agents to the National Life and Law Fire Offices
Nicholas Edward Richmond, solicitor

Puckey Matthew, Supervisor of Inland Revenue
Richey Miss, day school mistress

Salter Jarvis, victualler, wheelwright, and blacksmith, Old Waggon and Horses
Smeathern Henry, boot and shoe maker
Sturge Charles, corn factor and farmer, Summer Hill

Tolley John, builder

Walford Thomas, boot and shoe maker
Williams Richard, farmer, Leightmarsh

Post Office – Mr. Joseph Guise, Sub-Postmaster.  Arrival, 7 30 a.m.; despatch, 5 p.m.
Source; Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

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