Cotheridge Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

Distance – 4 miles W. of Worcester.

Population – In 1901, 214. Acreage, 2202.

Postal Information – Post and Telegraph Office; Edward Corbett, Sub-postmaster. Letters arrive by mail-cart from Worcester at 5.3 a.m. [sic]; the delivery commences at 6 a.m.; despatched at 5.5 a.m. to Bromyard and 7.15 p.m. on week-days and Sundays to Worcester. 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. Postal orders are issued at this office. St. John’s is the nearest money order office. Post town, Worcester.

The Wall Letter-box at Crown East is cleared on week-days at 4.55 and 7.35 p.m., and Sundays at 7.35 p.m.

Parish Church (St. Leonard’s) – Rev. Frederick Thomas Minchall, B.A., Vicar (resides at Ronkswood, Worcester); J. Daniel and Albert Williams, Churchwardens; John Hundley, Parish Clerk.

Elementary School – Mrs. Margaret Pilkington, Mistress

Assistant Overseer and Rate Collector for Cotheridge –John Hundley, Lingens, Broadwas.

Residents

Berkeley Rowland Comyns, Cotheridge court

Bradbury William, carpenter, Mount Flirt

Cave William Perry, farmer, Great Ossage; res., Ladywood, Claines, Worcester

Corbett Edwd., blacksmith & sub-postmaster

Daniel Mrs. Emma, farmer, Maples cross

Davis John Gwylyn, farmer, Lower Howson

Ford-Whitcombe Charles, architect, Newbury, Upper Broadheath

Halford George, farmer, Otherton farm

James Benjamin, farmer, Upper Lightwood

Jelf George, farmer, Church farm

Jones David, farmer and dairyman, Lower Lightwood

Kirk Arthur T., farmer, Middle Lightwood; res., St. John’s, Worcester

Pilkington Mrs. M., sch’lmistress, School ho.

Spencer William, farmer, Little Lightwood

Verney Charles, farmer, Lower court

Watts Alfred, farmer, Hill top farm

Williams Albert, farmer, Howson; res., Darby’s common, Doddenham

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

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