Broadwas Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

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.

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