Distances – 6 miles W. of Worcester, and 3 N.E. of Knightwick Station.
Population – In 1901, 291. Acreage, 1127 (by “Tithe Schedule”)
Postal Information – Post and Telegraph Office; James Hill, Sub-postmaster. Letters arrive by mail-cart from Worcester at 5. 30 a.m.; the delivery commences at 6 a.m.; despatched on week-days and Sundays at 5.35 a.m. to Bromyard, and to Worcester at 7.15 p.m. Telegrams may be sent from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. on week-days, and from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. on Sundays. Knightwick is the nearest money order office. Post town, Worcester.
Parish Church (St. Mary Magdalene) – Rev. Robert Rodney Fowler, B.A., Rector; Rev. F. H. P. Higgins, M.A., Curate; Messrs. George Watkins and William Drew, Churchwardens; William Griffiths, Parish Clerk.
Elementary School (boys, girls and infants) – Frederic Furnival, Master; Mrs. Furnival, Infants’ Mistress.
New Hall (used for Religious Meetings – undenominational) –Will hold 180 persons.
Police Station – Albert Edward Fry, Constable.
Assistant Overseer And Rate Collector – George Watkins.
Registrar of Births, Deaths, And Marriages for Holt Sub-District – William Mann, Bransford, Leigh.
Carrier to Worcester – John Turner on Wednesdays and Saturdays, stops at the Beauchamp Hotel, Broad Street, Worcester.
Bishop William, farmer, The Hill; res., Bannerbrook, Doddenham
Daniels Richard, former, Butts bank
Drew William, farmer, Butts farm
Edmonds Giles, The Forest
Fowler Rev. R. Rodney, B.A., (rector), Rectory
Freeman William, shopkeeper, Broad green
Fry Albert Edward, police constable
Furnival Fredc., schoolmaster, School house
Ganderton John Richd., farmer, Stone farm
Ganderton Thomas, farmer, Brook farm
Griffiths William, parish clerk
Higgins Rev. F. H. P., M.A. (curate), The Butts
Hill Edward Henry, Broadwas court
Hill James, blacksmith and sub-postmaster
Lamont I. J., The Firs
May Miss, Lower house
Penhall John Thomas, M.D., F.R.C.S., The Cedars
Powell Leonard Henry, farmer and shopkeeper, Scatterbrook house
Pugh Benjamin, farmer, Ivy house
Spencer William, farmer and butcher
Turner John, carrier and shopkeeper
Watkins G. C., builder, wheelwright, carpenter and undertaker. Painting, glazing, etc. on reasonable terms.
White Thomas, haulier, Taberness
Wilkes – ., Royal Oak Inn
Wilson William, farmer, Stoney Ley
Source: Littlebury’s Directory of Worcester & District. Tenth Edition. Printed and Published by Littlebury & Company, The Worcester Press, Worcester. 1905.