Dodderhill with Wychbold Astwood Rashwood and lmpney Littleburys Directory 1905
DODDERHILL, WITH WYCHBOLD, ASTWOOD, RASH WOOD, & IMPNEY.
DISTANCES – Dodderhill adjoins Droitwich but extends 3 miles N. E. on the Bromsgrove road.
POPULATION – In 1901, 1575. Acreage, 3488.
POSTAL INFORMATION – Letters are received through Droitwich, which is the nearest money order and telegraph office.
POST AND TELEGRAPH OFFICE, Wychbold; W. S. Solven, Sub-Postmaster. Letters arrive by messenger from Droitwich about 8.15 a.m.; despatched thereto at 1.15 and 6.5 p.m. on week-days and at 8.0 a.m. on Sundays. Telegrams may be sent from this office. Post town, Droitwich.
The Wall Letter-box, Rashwood (near Council School), is cleared at 1.25 and 6.25 p.m. on week-days and at 8.35 a.m. on Sundays.
The Wall Letter-box near Bowling Green Inn cleared at 5.40 p.m. week-days only. Letters for ASTWOOD and SHAW LANE are received through Bromsgrove.
PARISH CHURCH (ST. AUGUSTINE’S) – Rev. Clement Price, M.A., Vicar; G. Bourne and J. H. Hollyer, Churchwardens ; Thomas Harris, Parish Clerk.
WYCHBOLD PARISH CHURCH (ST. MARY DE WYCHE) – Rev. Robert Male, Vicar; Rev. Charles Stephens, Curate; T. C. Williams and Jabez Simmonds, Churchwardens ; Henry Harbach, Parish Clerk.
COUNCIL SCHOOL (boys, girls, and infants), Rashwood – Thomas Jones, Master; Miss Jessie Andrews, Infants’ Mistress.
COUNCIL SCHOOL (boys, girls, and infants), Shaw Lane – Thomas Cooper Williams, Master; Miss Helen Maria Lambie, Mistress.
Amphlett Richard Holmden, K. C., J.P. (recorder of Worcester), Wychbold hall
Anderson Mrs. Mary, farmer, Helpridge
Baker James Thomas, farmer, Ridgeway
Cockbill James, grocer, &c., Shaw lane
Colley John, farmer, Little Gains
Cooper Josiah, Wychbold villa
Cresswell George, farmer, The Poplars
Crumpton Harry, Crown Inn, Wychbold
Dugard William Henry, Wychbold
Ellery E. G., Robin Hood Inn.
Ellery Edwin, wheelwright, Wychbold
Everett Mrs., Hill Court house
Fryer George, Sagebury cottage, Shaw lane
Gibbons George, timber merchant
Giddard John, dairyman, Wychbold
Griffin Thomas, farmer, Kingsland hill and Colley pit
Hall Herbert, estate agent to Dr. Thomas Corbett, Dodderhill court
Harbach Henry, blacksmith, &c.., Wychbold
Harriss Mrs., Dodderhill villa
Hartle James, boot and shoe maker, Wychbold
Harvey Edgar J., farmer, Ridgeway farm
Hollyer Joseph Henry, Rashwood
Holmes Thomas, farmer, Brook house
Horton Mrs. Sarah, farmer, Impney
Inston Henry, farmer, Grange farm
Jackson Mrs. Caroline, farmer, Park farm
Jones John, bricklayer & farmer, Wychbold
Jones Thomas, schoolmaster, Rashwood
Jordan Frank, head gardener, Impney
Kendrick George, Rashwood cottage
Key W. & P. L. King, Bowling Green Inn
Knight E., shopkeeper, Wychbold
Male Rev. Robert, M.A. (vicar of Wychbold), The Vicarage, Wychbold
Oyler George, Low edge, Wychbold
Palmer William, farmer, Astwood
Petford Thomas, farmer, Hill fields
Price Rev. Clement, M.A. (vicar of Dodderhill), Impney
Pritchard Wm., miller & farmer, Wychbold
Radcliffe Bernard, West Ford house
Reeves William, butcher and beer retailer, Shaw lane
Roe Martin, farmer, Astwood
Russon E. G., Upper street
Smith A., Elm court, Wychbold
Smith Mrs., Yew tree farm, Rashwood
Solven W. S., sub-postmaster, Post-office, Wychbold
Steele Abel Wm., frmr., Dodderhill common
Steele Mrs. Wm., frmr., Dodderhill common
Stevens Charles, sanitary inspector to Droitwich rural council, The Laurels, Wychbold
Wall George Harvey, farmer, Rashwood
Wall J. Vernon, surveyor to Droitwich rural district council, Upper Ford
Williams Thos. C., schoolmaster, Shaw lane
Wilson Mrs. J.,frmr. & landowner, Astwood
Wilson Thos. M., frmr., Causeway meadow
Wilson William, farmer, Obden farm
Winnall Charles H., farmer, Brine pits
Source: Littlebury’s Directory of Worcester & District. Tenth Edition. Printed and Published by Littlebury & Company, The Worcester Press, Worcester. 1905.