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    Cradley Links

    Field & House Survey (1785)

    Data from the field and house survey of 1785


    Cradley Links wishes to record our sincere thanks to Margaret Bradley and Barry Blunt for their generous permission to reproduce these excerpts from their book, "The History of Cradley: A Survey of Cradley and the Enclosure Book".


    Feld survey


    Please note: The field survey only shows information which is additional to the 1782 survey.

    The same Field Numbers have been used as in the 1782 survey.


    House survey


    ALL the information relative to houses is shown, but houses are not numbered.


    Field & house survey 1785


    1785 field survey


    Field No Owner Occupier Field Name Observations
    12 Garden
    48 Oliver Sold to Thos. Biggs
    81 Far Coalpit Leasow
    82 Hither Coalpit Leasow
    83 The Little Meadow
    107 1st Smithy Croft
    108 Middle Smithy Croft
    109 Far Smithy Croft
    113 Sold to Mr Croft
    156 The over ends
    158 The Pleck
    171 Meadow late Bloomer
    172 Two Mill Fields
    173 Part of the pool
    193 Sold to Mr Brettell
    198 Sold to Thos. Pargeter F
    205 Pargeter F In hand Colman Hill Inhedge Purchased off Cox, Hedger & John Rock
    244 Sold to Mr Brettell
    252 Headlands by Paradise
    260 Sold to Mr Pargeter Foxcote
    260 Oliver Michael Pratt Crooked Doles Sold to Mr Pargeter Foxcote
    275 Tay, John sen In hand By Fatherless Piece Sold to Sam'l Westwood
    312 In Big Meers Purchased off Cox & Dancer
    333 Sold to Edward Pitt
    341 In the Butts
    345 Downings Inhedge Sold to Mr Pargeter F
    370 House & garden
    386 Round Inhedge
    387 Bloomers Close
    390 New Inhedge
    404 By Cradley Park
    422 Edwd. Pitt Isaac Rock Marlpit Hill Sold to Richard Eaton
    427 Eaton, Richd In hand Marlpit Bank Purchased of Jn. Hedger & Jeptha Gaunt
    442 In Coleman Field
    443 In Coleman Field
    444 In Coleman Field
    446 Sold to Thos. Pargeter F
    451 Sold to Nathaniel Cox
    458 Dirty Piece
    459 Sold to Benj. Male & given up again

    1785 house survey

    All the houses are given the same value of 30 shillings.


    Owner Occupier Situation Observations
    Robert Bloomer Isaac Rock The M House At a place called the Ems
    Robert Bloomer Isaac Moor House & garden Colman Hill
    Wm Bloomer In hand Cottage & garden At Cradley Forge
    Giles Bloomer In hand Cottage & garden Under the Hill nr Attwoods Forge
    Buffery, Jos. jun In hand Cottage & garden Near Cradley Pound
    Buffery, John sen In hand Cottage & garden Below Cradley Pound
    Buffery Saml. In hand Cottage & garden Above Cradley Pound
    Brettell, Jos. Br In hand House & garden At Netherton,(Netherend) bought of Thos. Brettell
    Brettell, Jos. Br Wm. Cook House & garden At Overend
    Brettell, Jos. Br Jonathan Crumpton House & garden Near the well at Cradley
    Brettell, Jos. Br Sarah Burley House & garden Above the last
    Brettell, Wm. In hand Cottage & garden At Brettle Town nr the Rod Mill
    Bird Thos. Benj. Beesley House & garden Nr Light Green
    Burley, Thos. Will. Beesley House & garden By the Methodist meeting
    Beesley, Wm. sen In hand Cottage & garden Under the hill nr Attwoods Forge
    Brecknell, John Richd. Forest House & garden At Netherend
    Biggs, Thos Thos. Allchurch House at Homer Hill
    Biggs, Thos Jn. Brecknell House at Netherend
    Biggs, Thos Richd. Box House by Park side
    Biggs, Thos Sam. Beddall House at 2 Lanes end
    Biggs, Thos Will. Harris House at Maypole Inn
    Biggs, Thos James Bloomer sen House nr Cradley Forge
    Biggs, Thos Wm. Forest House nr 2 Lanes end
    Biggs, Thos Thos. Price House at Homer Hill
    Cox, John Jn. Holloway Late Downings House
    Cox, John Thos. Darby House & garden At Cradley
    Deeley, George In hand Cottage & garden At Brettell Town at the Rod Mill
    Drew, Richd. In hand Cottage & garden Below Cradley Pound (under lease)
    Franks, Thos. In hand House & garden In Cradley
    Flyfield, Jn In hand Cottage & garden At Light Green next the Stour
    Forrest, Edwd. In hand Cottage & garden Below Cradley Pound
    Forrest, Saml. In hand Cottage & garden Adjoining the above
    Green, Thos. In hand Cottage & garden The Pound House
    Grove, Wm. In hand Cottage & garden At Cradley forge
    Gosling, Richd. Sam Forrest jun House & garden
    Gosling, Richd. Jn. Parks House & garden
    Hipkiss, John Jos. Beesley sen House & garden Near the Well in Cradley
    Haden, John Thos. Foxall House & garden
    Hodgetts, Benj. Thos Haines House & orchard At Overend
    Hodgetts, Benj. Mary Cox House & garden At Overend
    Hill, Phebe James Cox House & garden High town in Cradley
    Hadley, Sarah Jonathan Cox House & garden Near the stocks in Cradley
    Jones, Jn. In hand House & garden
    Jones, Jn. Wm. Bloomer House & garden
    Pargeter, T. F Jos. Haden House
    Peshall, Sir John Jn. Forest House & garden At High town in Cradley
    Pitt, Edwd. Isaac Rock House
    Parkes, Jos. In hand Cottage & garden At Light Green
    Parry, John In hand House, garden & orchard In Cradley
    Reading, Moses In hand House & garden
    Smith, Ferdinando Dudley Bagley House
    Skelding, Mary Jn. Feldon House & garden
    Souden, Mary In hand Cottage & garden At Light Green
    Tay, John sen In hand House & garden
    Townsend, John John Instone House At the Wardens
    Townsend, John Benj. Male House
    Tibbetts, Thos. Abraham Sitch House & garden In Cradley
    Taylor, Wm. Cottage & garden Under the Hill by Attwoods Forge
    Thompson, Thos. Thos. Green House & garden
    Thompson, Thos. Saml. Forest House & garden
    Westwood, Saml. Fr. Houzen House
    Walker, Wm In hand Cottage & garden At Light Green
    Whorton, Jos. In hand Cottage & garden At bottom of Cradley next the Stour
    Whorton, Wm. In hand House & garden Near the Well in Cradley (supposed to Phoebe Hill's)

    © Copyright 2002 Margaret Bradley and Barry Blunt.

    Reproduced with permission.

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