Upton Snodsbury Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

Distances – 6 ¼ miles E of Worcester, and 7½ SE of Droitwich.

Population – In 1901, 300. Acreage, 1661.

Postal Information – Post and Telegraph Office, John Boucher, Sub-Postmaster. Letters arrive by mail-cart from Worcester at 5.20 a.m.; the delivery Commences at 6 a.m.; despatched at 7.25 p.m. on week-days, and 10. 50 a.m. on Sundays. Telegrams may be sent from 8 am. till 8 p.m. on week-days, and from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. on Sundays. Money order and savings bank business transacted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Wall Letter-box at Cowsdon is cleared at 6.45 p.m. on week-days only.

Parish Church (St. Kenelm’s) – Rev. William James Holden, M.A., Vicar; Messrs. Herbert Tovey and Thos. Warner, Churchwardens; George Handy, Parish Clerk.

Assistant Overseer – Thomas Warner.


Atkins Wm. (Exors. of), farmer, Frog hall

Bomford Mrs. Mary Ann, frmr., Cowsdon hall

Boucher John, general wheelwright and sub-postmaster, Post Office

Bullock Henry, farmer, The Elms farm

Fox Herbert, haulier

Fox William, shopkeeper, Cowsdon

Griffin Wm., bailiff to Richard Hughes

Handy George, blacksmith and parish clerk

Hodges J. A., brewer & beer rtlr. (Royal Oak)

Holden Rev. William James, M.A., (vicar), The Vicarage

Hughes John, farmer, The Court; and at Broughton Hackett

Hughes The Misses, Holyoak farm

Hughes Richard, farmer, Holyoake farm; res., Broom, near Alcester

Hughes Miss Rebecca, farmer, Cowsdon

Jones Walter, cooper

Tandy Henry Mason, carrier, The village farm

Tarran Charles, fruiterer

Tovey Herbert, The Cottage

Warner Thomas, Red Lion Inn & Coventry Arm Inn, farmer, and rate collector

Young Henry, farmer, Bank farm, Cowsdon

Source: Littlebury’s Directory of Worcester & District. Tenth Edition. Printed and Published by Littlebury & Company, The Worcester Press, Worcester. 1905.

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