Malvern Link is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Worcestershire, created in 1845 from Leigh Parish.
Nonconformists: Countess of Huntingdon Methodist.
Malvern Link, a chapelry in Leigh parish, Worcester; on the Worcester and Malvern railway, 1 mile NE of Great Malvern. It was constituted in 1846; it forms an important suburb of Great Malvern, and is rapidly increasing; and it has a post office, designated Malvern Link, Worcestershire, a railway station, a large and elegant hotel of 1862, and many handsome detached residences. Pop. in 1861, 1,670. Houses, 319. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £100. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church was built in 1846; was greatly enlarged in 1860; is in the early English style; and has a tower of two stages, designed to be carried up a third stage, and to be surmounted by a spire. An Independent chapel was built in 1861, and contains about 400 sittings. There are national and British schools.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Malvern Link is situate about a mile from Great Malvern, and is partly in that parish, and partly in that of Leigh.
The Church, dedicated to St. Matthias, is a small, neat building, of recent erection. Rev. Acton Davies, Incumbent; Rev. Thomas Chattaway, Curate; Mr. John Randle, clerk. Service - 11 a.m. and 3 30p.m.
The is a small Chapel belonging to the Lady Huntingdon’s connection. No stated minister. Service - 11 a.m. and 6 30 p.m.
There is a small National School, supported by contributions and the children’s payments. Miss C. Jones, Mistress. Average number of scholars, 70.
There is also a School in connection with Lady Huntingdon’s chapel. Miss Fillmore, Mistress. Average number of scholars, 40.
Allen Mr. John, Rosendale House
Candler Captain, Sunny Lodge
Candler Mr. George, Ivy Cottage
Chattaway Rev. T., Curate of the Link Church, Alma Villa
Cowcher Mrs., Swinmore House
Crocome Mr. James, Pine cottage
Cummins Mrs., Rose Villa
Davies Mrs., Summer Villa
Davies Mr. Daniel, Laban Villa
Greentree Mr. Thomas, Flora Villa
Hyde Mr. J. B., Link Lodge
Jenkins Captain Geo., Link Tower Lodge
Lowe The Misses, Summerville House
Lumb Rev. John, Congregational Minister, Eastnor House
Morton James, Esq., Link elm
Prosser Mr. S. W., Lypiatt Lodge
Stephenson C. D., Esq., The Hollies
Thorn Rev. William, The Laurels
Wall Mrs. E., St Ann’s Hill
Willan Mrs., Chestnut Villa
Bennett R., Executors of, victualler, Royal Oak
Berry Thomas, victualler, Nag’s Head
Bowcut Thomas, shopkeeper
Briant Mr., lodging-house keeper, Douro Villa
Bullock Mary, shopkeeper
Cowley William, butcher
Dalley John, shopkeeper
Dance Thomas, lodging-house keeper, Arden Cottage
Day Elizabeth, lodging-house keeper, Zoar House
Doidge William, lodging-house keeper
Fulwell David, lodging-house keeper, Beauchamp Cottage
Garbutt Thomas, bricklayer and lodging-house keeper, Berwick Lodge
Gurney James, and Co., coach builders
Harding Louisa, lodging-house keeper, Coburg Place
Harrop John W., brewer, Link Brewery
Herbert Charles, confectioner
Hinds Robert E., veterinary surgeon
Hinds Rebecca, stay maker
Jeffries Frances, Berlin repository, Apley Cottage
Jones Charles D., clerk, Eastnor Villa
Jones Henry, boot and shoe maker, Pulchella cottage
Jones Mrs., lodging-house keeper, Lyttelton House
Jones Richard, lodging-house keeper, Nord Vue Cottage
Langford John, beer retailer, Yew Tree
Langley Samuel, baker and shopkeeper
Layton Mary, lodging-house keeper, Laburnum Cottage
Lippit George, plasterer
Load Thos., lodging-house keeper, Shrawley House
Mansell Joseph, farmer
McCann Cecil, beer retailer, Lygon Arms
McCann James, farmer, Albert Villa
Neesom James, tailor
Peplow Richard, saddler
Perkins Henry, lodging-house keeper, Beauchamp Cottage
Preen George, upholsterer and lodging-house keeper, Roselle House
Reynolds William, lodging-house keeper, Swinmore Villa
Rowberry Harvey, beer retailer, Royal Oak
Sefton Thomas, shopkeeper
Simpson Caroline F., lodging-house keeper, Lebanon villa
Smart William, builder
Sutton Thomas, builder, Holly Cottage
Taylor George, plumber and glazier
Taylor John, blacksmith
Taylor William, tailor
Thomas Abel, farmer, licensed to let horses and flies
Towndrow William, grocer and draper, agent to the Royal Exchange Insurance Company, commercial house
Varney John, lodging-house keeper, Field Cottage, and Gothic Cottage
Whitwell Mrs., boarding-school mistress, and lodging-house keeper, Belle Villa
Wilden William, tailor
Branch Post Office - Mr. William King, Sub-Postmaster. Delivery, 8 30 a.m.; despatch, 8 30 p.m.
Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855