Wichenford Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1905

Distance – 6 miles NW of Worcester.

Population – In 1901, 323. Acreage, 2669.

Postal Information – Post and Telegraph Office, Castle Hill; Joseph Spilsbury. Sub-Postmaster. Letters and Parcels arrive by mail-cart from Worcester at 5. 30 a.m. and 3.45 p.m.; the delivery commences at 6 a.m.; despatched at 11.50 a.m. and Fpm. On week-days and Sundays. There is no delivery on Sundays, except to callers. Telegraph business is transacted from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. on week-days, and from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. on Sundays. Martley is the nearest money order office. Post town, Worcester.

The Wall Letter-box in the School wall is cleared at 6.30 p.m. on week-days only.

Parish Church (St. Michael’s) – Rev. James Davenport, M.A. (Christ’s Coll., Cambridge), Vicar (instituted 1890); Thomas John Jones-Williams and Henry Perrott, Churchwardens; Reuben Rowley, Parish Clerk.

Elementary School (boys, girls, and infants) – Mrs. Henry Perrott, Mistress.

Assistant Overseer – George Alfred Fidoe

Residents

Betteridge James, farmer, kedge’s farm

Brook T. J. & J. W., farmers, Lingens

Bryan Albert, farmer, Wichenford court

Bullock Miss M.A., Wichenford court

Davenport Mer. James, M.A. (vicar), The Vicarage

Evans Reuben, farmer, Greenways; res., Hylton road, Worcester

Farquharson A., Arundels

Fidoe George Alfred, farm bailiff to T. J. Jones-Williams, Cobhouse, and assistant overseer

Gill Richard, gardener, Coronation cottage

Hemus Humphrey, farmer, The Wood house

Hill George, farmer, Clarke’s ground

Hill John, farmer, Buryend town

Jackson Henry, frmr., Ridgend and Colketts

Johnson John, blacksmith, Coldbrook

Jones-Williams Thos. John, J.P., Laughern Hill house

Orgee William, cottage former, New house, King’s green

Perrott Henry, farmer, Buryend bush

Pugh Mrs., former, Little Buryend

Pugh Mark, farmer, Poplar road

Pullon A. J., Masons’ Arms Inn

Roberts John, blacksmith

Sheppy John, farmer, Rimmer’s farm

Smith David Harvey, farmer, Peg house

Smith Harvey, farmer, Little Ridgend; res., Worcester

Spilsbury Joseph, shopkeeper, carpenter, and sub-postmaster, Parts office, Castle hill

Wainwright Samuel, Woodbine cottage

Willis John, farm bailiff, Little Ridged

Windus William, farmer, Cockshott farm

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

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