Mamble Billings Directory 1855

Mamble is a small village situate about 4 miles N.E. from Tenbury, on the road from the latter town to Bewdley and Kidderminster, and contained in 1851 a population of 381 inhabitants.

The Church, a very ancient pile, consists of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, with western square tower, and wooden spire. The general appearance indicates that it one belonged to the Roman Catholics. In the north wall of the chancel is a monument in stone, on a plain slab, of some ancient warrior in armour, supposed to have been a resident of the parish. There are also brasses in the chancel, in good preservation, of a man in complete armour, and a lady in a shroud. The eastern chancel window contains some fragments of stained glass, the only emblem among which is the crucifixion. The north aisle, which belongs to the family of the Blounts of Mawley Hall, is entered by a low arch, under which is an ancient tomb, and on a decorated tomb in the north wall are the remains of a skeleton in alabaster, much mutilated, to the very ancient family of the Blounts of Sodington, in this parish, the different inscriptions bearing date from 1610 to 1654. the spire and bells are supported by massive timber frame-work, somewhat peculiar to the churches in this neighbourhood. The south aisle contains several marble monuments to the Wigley family. The living is a Vicarage. Rev. David Davies, M.A., Vicar; Mr. James Preece, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. alternately.

The Parochial School, for the education of the children of Mamble and Bayton, is supported by the lady of C. Wicksted, Esq., and the Rev. David Davies, the master having the privilege of receiving the sons of the neighbouring farmers. Mr. James Simmonds, Master. Average number of scholars, 40.


Hall Mr. Thomas Lambert, Sodington Tower

Anderson Robert, blacksmith, nail manufacturer, and shopkeeper

Birch Thomas, farmer, Upper Moor End

Halfpenny Benjamin, farmer, Hunt House

Holder Richard, farmer, Windhill

Johnson Samuel, M.D., and farmer, Foxley

Jones James, farmer, Wathill

Mapp William, shoe maker and Constable, Clowstop

Mills Joseph, farmer, Sousnett

Milner Mary, farmer, Lower Moor End

Milner John, farmer, Lower Moor End

Owen Mary, farmer, The Hall

Owen Thomas, farmer, Westwood

Preece James, butcher and shopkeeper, Cross House

Price George, tailor

Richardson George, farmer, Collier’s Hill; also of Cleobury Mortimer

Rowlands David, shopkeeper

Rushton Richard, mining agent and manager to the Mamble Colliery

Shepherd Thomas, farmer, Carton

Thomas William, farmer

Tomkins John, blacksmith

Tunks Thomas, blacksmith

Williams Edmund Henry, victualler, butcher, and farmer, Sun

Winwood George, farmer, Pucknells

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

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