Welland Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Welland is a parish and village, situate about 3 ½ miles from Malvern Wells, and 3 from Upton, with a population at the last census of 582 inhabitants.

The Church, dedicated to St. James, is a very small, old building, with square tower, containing a peal of four bells. The living is a Discharged Vicarage, in the patronage of the Crown. Rev. Arthur Philpott, Vicar; Mr. John Ward, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

There is a small School, supported by contributions and the children’s payments. Ann George, Mistress. Average number of scholars, 25.

County Police Station – Henry Mann, Officer.

The Charities of this parish are but few, and are given to the poor annually in bread and coals.


Archer Mrs.

Green Mrs.

Philpott Rev. Arthur, M.A., Vicar

Boulter George, farmer, Hill Court

Boulter Henry, farmer

Bridges John, beer retailer, Hook Common

Carwardine James, carrier

Clinton Thomas, bailiff, Wood Farm

Cruse Samuel, shopkeeper, Midsummer Cottage

Drinkwater James, farmer

Edgecumbe Solomon, farmer, Dane Moor

Fearon James, farmer

Fleet Thomas, carpenter, Marl Bank

George Richard, Sub-Postmaster, and shoe maker

Green Sarah, farmer

Grice James, farmer

Grice James, shopkeeper

Hancock Joseph, farmer, Asserts Common

Harris Richard, shopkeeper

Harris William, sen., farmer

Harris William, farmer

Hodges James, carrier

Jones Francis, shoe maker, Asserts Common

Kendrick John, farmer, Lake Farm

Lampitt Thomas, beer retailer, Anchor

Mayall John, farmer

Moore James, beer retailer, Lake Inn

Oliver James, farmer, Hoo Bank

Phillips David, carrier

Pope Joseph, farmer, Hill Farm

Pratt Joseph, farmer

Purton William, carpenter

Shirley Frederick, victualler, Pheasant

South John, farmer

Spencer Henry, farmer

Turner Charles M., farmer, Dutfield’s Farm

Twinberrow Joseph, farmer, Welland Court

Tyler Richard, farmer

Watkins Abraham, farmer, Woodside

Williams Charles, mason, Marl Bank

Post Office – Richard George, Sub-Postmaster. Delivery, 10 15 a.m.; despatch, 3 p.m.

Carriers – To Worcester, Carwardine, Wed. and Sat., 7 a.m.; Hodges, Wed. and Sat., 7 a.m. To Gloucester, Phillips, Sat., 5 a.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

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