Upton Warren Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Upton warren is a scattered village and parish, 3½ miles E.N.E. from Droitwich, and contained in 1851 a population of 422 inhabitants.

The Church is an ancient structure, consisting of nave, chancel, and embattled tower, with low spire. The register states that the church was begun to be re-built in the year 1793; the tower is the most ancient portion of the original building, being of the twelfth century. The living is a Rectory, in the gift of the Earl of Shrewsbury. Rev. F Hooper, M.A., Rector; Rev. John H. Chance, M.A., Curate; Mr. George Turner, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Parochial School is supported by the rents arising out of some lands given by the Earl of Shrewsbury. Mary Hambry, Mistress. Number of children, 30.

DIRECTORY

Chance Rev. John H., Curate

Hooper Rev. F., M.A., Rector

Bagnall Thomas, farmer

Baker Solomon, farmer, Hill Farm

Cook Richard, shopkeeper and carpenter

Cooksey The Misses, ladies’ boarding school, Wharf House

Dodd James, wheelwright

Edwards George, farmer, Cooksey Lodge

Floyd Charles, blacksmith

France Mary, farmer, Durrens

Holden George Joseph, boarding school, Oakland House

Holmes Daniel, farmer, The Grange

James Charles, maltster and victualler, The Swan

Leese John, farmer, New House

Lovatt Michael, farmer, The Moors

Morris Edmund Tomkins, miller

Moss Joseph, farmer

Norton Richard, farmer and miller, Batch Court

Pass James, farmer

Perrins Solomon, farmer, The Lake

Perrins William, farmer and beer retailer, Horse and Jockey

Powell Joseph, farmer, Cooksey Farm; also of King’s Hill

Symcox Catherine, farmer, Rising Bridge

Thomas Charles, shoe maker

Wardell Frances, Durrens

Webber Henry, agent to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Park Hall

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

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