North Littleton (with the Township of Middle Littleton) Billings Directory 1855

North Littleton is a small parish, situated about 4 miles from Evesham, in the Upper Division of the Hundred of Blackenhurst, and the Eastern Division of the county. The population, with that of Middle Littleton, according to the last census, was 314.

Middle Littleton is a township in the parish of North Littleton. In this township is a large barn, which was formerly a religious edifice in connection with the monastery of Evesham.

The Church is a small structure, in the early English style of architecture, with a square turreted tower, and pinnacles at each corner; it is dedicated to St. Nicholas. The living is a Perpetual Curacy, annexed to South Littleton, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester. Rev. Henry Godfrey Faussett, Incumbent; Mr. Henry Rose, Clerk. Service – 10 30 a.m. and 2 30 p.m., alternately with South Littleton.

There is a small Subscription School in this parish. Mr. William Chesterton, Master. Average number of scholars, 35.

DIRECTORY

Ballard Edward, farmer

Ballard William, butcher, farmer, and coal dealer

Brookes George, wheelwright

Brookes John, farmer

Careless Sarah, farmer and beer retailer

Cox Andrew, boot and shoe maker

Hemming Thos. And Richard, farmers, maltsters, and bakers

Hollington George, victualler, stone, lime, and coal dealer, Fish and Anchor

Moore Thomas, farmer and beer retailer

Osborn John, blacksmith

Rimell William, farmer, Court House

Slatter Jonathan, farmer

Smith George, farmer, Middle Littleton

Wheatfield John, boot and shoe maker.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

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