Earls Croome Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

Distances – 9 miles S. of Worcester and 1 mile N.E. of Upton-on-Severn.

Population – In 1901, 180. Acreage, 1150.

Postal Information – Post Office, James Bull, Sub-postmaster. Letters are received through Worcester and arrive at 5.45 a.m. and 6.0 p.m.; despatched at 5.45 a.m. and 6.55 p.m. on week-days and Sundays. Upton-on-Severn is the nearest money order and telegraph office. Post town, Worcester.

The Post Letter-box, near the Yorkshire Grey, is cleared at 5.50 p.m. on week-days and 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Parish church (St. Nicholas’) – Rev. George Lestrange Amphlett, Rector; Messrs. W. J. Surmon and Thomas Winwood, Churchwardens; James Bull, Sexton.

Elementary School (boys and girls) for Earl’s Croome and Hill Croome.

Residents

Amphlett Rev. George Lestrange (rector), The Rectory

Buckle Thomas and William, farmers, Blue Bell farm

Bull George, market gardener

Coventry Captain the Hon. Charles John, J.P., Earl’s Croome court

Forty John, gardener to Captain the Mon. C. J. Coventry, J.P., Earl’s Croome grdns.

Goode Edward, beer retailer (The Plough), Baughton

Griffiths Richard, farmer, Turk’s end

Hollingshead George, farmer, Red Deer Park farm

Humphries Ed., beer rtlr. (Yorkshire Grey)

Lawrence Leolf, farmer, Yorkshire farm

Merriman William, gardener, Laurel villa

Osborne Edward, The Firs

Preece Thomas, former, High house

Rayer Mrs., farmer, Church farm

Shepherd Mrs. Mary, frmr. Woodleys farm

Thomas Albert, market gardener

Tombs George, farmer, Hollybeds farm

Vaughan Albert, Emblem villa

White Frederick, farmer, Soudleys

Workman Miss, Grove house

Source: Littlebury’s Directory of Worcester & District. Tenth Edition. Printed and Published by Littlebury & Company, The Worcester Press, Worcester. 1905.

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