Bricklehampton Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1879

Bricklehampton is a small chapelry and village in the parish of St. Andrew, Pershore, distant 4 miles S.E. of Pershore, 6 E. of Defford station, 4 S.W. of Evesham, and 12 S.E. of Worcester; is in the eastern division of the county, Upper Pershore hundred, Pershore union, county court district, polling district, petty sessional division and rural deanery, Worcester diocese and archdeaconry. The area of the chapelry is 856 acres; annual rateable value, £2,200; population in 1861, 187; in 1871, 181, with 41 inhabited houses, and 42 families or separate occupiers. The Dean and Chapter of Westminster are lords of the manor, and Mrs. Elger, Mrs. Bagnall, and Thomas Phipps, Esq., are the principal landowners. The land is chiefly arable; soil, loamy. The chapel is dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels, and has Norman and Early English work, stone stoup, and other relics. The late George Gwynn Elger, Esq., shortly before his death, caused plans to be prepared by Mr. Henry Woodyer, architect, of Guildford, Surrey, for the restoration and refitting of this church. The earliest register is dated 1711. Bricklehampton Hall, the property and residence of Mrs. Elger, is an elegant mansion lying adjacent to the village.

Postal Regulations. – Letters are received through Pershore. The wall letter-box is cleared at 5.20 p.m. on week-days only. Pershore is the nearest money-order and telegraph office and post town.

St. Michael’s Church. – Rev. A.B. Crosse, Curate in Charge; Mr. Martin Crump, Churchwarden.

National School (boys and girls). – Miss Charlotte Jarrett, Mistress.

PRIVATE RESIDENTS.

Elger Mrs., Bricklehampton hall

Elger Lieut. John, Bricklehampton hall

AGRICULTURAL & COMMERCIAL.

Collins William, shopkeeper

Crump Martin, farmer, The Poplars

Jarrett Miss Charlotte, Schoolmistress

Jarrett Mrs., St. Michael’s cottage

Moore Wm., farmer, Bricklehampton crt.

Peart Joseph M., farmer, The Oaklands

Taylor George, butcher

Source: Littlebury, Littlebury’s Directory and Gazetteer of Worcester & District, Third Edition. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. 1879.

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