Stoulton is a village situate about 5 miles S. of Worcester, 4 N.W. from Pershore and 8 from Upton, containing a population of 377 inhabitants.
The Rev. William Derham, D.D., was born here, 1657, and educated at Trinity College, Oxford. He was the author of several works of great merit, among which we may mention his “Physico-Theology,” “Astro-Theology,” and “Christo-Theology, a Demonstration of the Divine Authority of the Christian Religion.” He was chaplain to George I, and a canon of Windsor. Died 1735.
Wolverton is a small hamlet, the population of which is returned with Stoulton.
The Church, bearing the marks of great antiquity, is in the early Norman style of architecture. There is a western tower, with a peal of five fine bells. The interior consists of a large chancel and nave, with no monuments of tablets. The living is a Perpetual Curacy, in the gift of Earl Somers. Rev. James D. Simpson, B.D., Incumbent; Mr. William Simmons, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
There is a National School, under Diocesan inspection, supported by contributions and the children’s payments. Miss Ellen Smith, Mistress. Average number of scholars, 45.
There is also a Sunday School, at which about 80 children attend.
Lowe Mrs. Sarah
Simpson Rev. James D., B.D., Parsonage
Smith Mr. John
Barley William, farmer, Stoulton Farm
Grizzell William, wheelwright
Hands Thomas, farmer, Windmill Hill
Heath John, carpenter
Hemus miss Ann, preparatory day and boarding school
Holmes George, farmer
Loxley William, farmer, Brick Barns
Loxley Richard, farmer, The Box Bush; also of the Court
Matthews Joseph, farmer
Payne Joseph, blacksmith
Ross Thomas, farmer
Sidley Sarah, victualler, Somers Arms
Smith Joseph, blacksmith
Tovey Herbert, farmer
Tyler Joseph, tailor
Wilmore Joseph, carpenter
Acton William, Esq., Wolverton Hall
Broom John, farmer, Lower Wolverton
Hemus Humphrey, farmer, Upper Wolverton
Post Office – Henry Woodward, Sub-Post master. Arrival, 9 30 a.m.; despatch, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855