Wick Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Wick is a chapelry of St. Andrew’s, Pershore, from which it is distant about one mile. The population is 1851 was 339. the neighbourhood is very pleasant and romantic, containing may gentlemen’s seats and villas, amongst which we may mention, Upper Wick House, the seat of Charles S. Hudson, Esq.; The Elms, the residence of Henry Hudson, Esq.; Glenmore House, belonging to George B. Hudson, Esq.; and Avon Bank, the mansion of Mrs. General Marriott.

There was an Augustine priory founded here in the reign of Stephen, by Peter de Corbezon, who a few years afterwards removed it to Studley, in Warwickshire.

The Chapel is a very small stone edifice, in the Gothic style of architecture. There are the remains of an ancient Norman cross near the Chapel. Rev. Benjamin Hemming, Incumbent; Mr. James Sherwood, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., alternately.

DIRECTORY

Hudson Charles S., Esq., Upper Wick House

Hudson George B., Esq., Glenmore House

Hudson Henry, Esq., The Elms

Marriott Mrs. General, Avon Bank

Peacock Ralph, Esq., Vandyke Cottage

Edgington Joseph, boot and shoe maker

Farmer Elizabeth, farmer

Foster Samuel, shopkeeper

Sherwood Joseph, blacksmith Hemming George, auctioneer and farmer, Endon Farm; and at Pershore

Woodward William, farmer

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

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