The entry for Cradley in Kelly's 1892 directory has 179 individuals
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CRADLEY, is a township, and extensive and populous district and an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1799 from the civil parish of Halesowen, on the borders of Staffordshire, the river Stour separating it from Cradley Heath in that county ; it has a station on the Birmingham and Stourbridge section of the Great Western Railway, 2 1/2 miles east from Stourbridge, 4 south from Dudley, and 9 1/2 south-west from Birmingham in the Northern division of this county, hundred of Lower Halfshire, Stourbridge petty sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery of Dudley, and archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester. The town itself lies a little off the main road and forms part of a populous, mercantile and manufacturing neighbourhood, in which the iron trade is carried on in all its branches ; water is supplied by the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company and gas by the Cradley Heath Gas Company. The church, erected in 1789, and until its consecration in 1798 a chapel belonging to Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, is an edifice of brick repaired in 1874, at a cost of £4,500 and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and brick tower added in 1876 and containing 8 bells, shown in the Vienna exhibition of 1873: a new font was introduced in 1867 and an organ built at a cost of £400: there are 750 sittings, 350 being free. In 1852 a grant of land was made by the sons of the late Rev. George Biggs (a former rector of the parish of Halesowen), for the enlargement of the burial grounds of this parish and a second enlargement of one acre was made in 1874. The register of baptisms and burials dates from 1785 and marriages 1802. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £260, in the gift of the Rector of Halesowen, and held since 1889 by the Rev. Bell Timbrell, M.A., of University College, Durham. The great tithes are held by the lay improprietor, Mr. Jeston Homfray. Here is a Unitarian chapel, built in 1796, Baptist (in 1803), Wesleyan (in 1873), Primitive Methodist (in 1882) and New Connexion Methodist in 1856. Messrs. Harper and Moores, Messrs. King Brothers and Messrs. Samuel Evers and Sons are manufacturers of fire bricks, clay retorts and crucibles, and proprietors of the Stourbridge clay. One mile from the northern extremity of Cradley, in a romantic, richly-timbered vale, is a spring of salt water, called the "Lady Well", highly esteemed on account of its medicinal qualities : in the summer it is very much frequented. There are a few handsome residencies here : Hatherton Lodge is the residence of Benjamin Hingley esq. M.P. ; the Elms is the property of Mrs. Strawson ; Fairview is occupied by Samuel Hingley esq. ; and Colman Hill by Jeston Homfray esq. Viscount Cobham is lord of the manor. The principle landowners are the New British Iron Company, Jeston Homfray, esq., James Holcroft esq. J.P. of Stourbridge, James Payton Badley esq. Of Dudley, and the Old Swinford Hospital, exors. of Mrs King of Wollescote Hall, Stourbridge, Messrs. Joseph King and Co. Messrs. Harper and Moores, Samuel Evers and Sons, and Messrs. Mobberley and Perry, of the Lye. The soil in general is a rich loam, and is noted for the cultivation of cabbage plants; it also produces potatoes and all kinds of grain, and forms excellent pasturage; and the lands on the north and west of Netherend (a part of the township of Cradley ) abound with thick coal and fire-clay. The area is 732 acres ; rateable value, £18,510 ; the population in 1891 was 5,707.
NETHEREND, Colley Gate, Overend, Two Gates and Colman Hill are near the town.
Parish Clerk, Isaac Parkes Bloomer
POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.-
Mrs. Mary Ann Bird, receiver. Letters arrive from Cradley Heath at 6.45 a.m. & 2 & 6.15 p.m.; dispatched at 9.10 & 11.15 a.m. & 2.40, 6.55 & 8.10 p.m. ; Sundays at 8.45 a.m.
County Police Station, Colley Gate; Walter Clarke, officer in charge
Inland Revenue Officer, Osborne Oliver, Church street
Medical Officer & Public Vaccinator, Cradley district, Stourbridge union, Wesley Hayes Thompson L.R.C. Edin. Clyde house, Windmill hill
Highway Rate & Tax Collector, Ambrose Pearson, Netherend
PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of services:-
Cradley Church, Rev. Alfred Bell Timbrell M.A. vicar; 10.45 a.m. & 3 & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m.
Baptist, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; wed. 7 p.m.
Methodist New Connexion, 10.30 a.m. 2.30 & 6 p.m. ; thurs. 7 p.m.
Primitive Methodist, 10.45 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; thurs 7.30 p.m.
Wesleyan, Rev. Joseph Dyson ; 10.30 & 6 p.m. ; wed. 7 p.m.
National (mixed & infants), for 278 children & 175 infants; average attendance, 170 children & 113 infants; Joseph Jaquiss, master ; Miss C Kay, infants' mistress
British (mixed & infants), built in 1871, for 185 boys, 160 girls & 130 infants; average attendance, 167 boys, 148 girls & 100 infants ; John James Homer, master; Miss Mary Wright, infants' mistress
Unitarian, erected 1796 (the boys school was opened in 1872), for 160 boys, 115 girls & 75 infants; average attendance, 120 boys, 112 girls & 70 infants ; William Henry Guest, master ; Miss Eliza Hingley, mistress ; Miss Mary Ann Powell, infants' mistress
Railway Station, Cradley Heath, Walter Harris, station master
CARRIERS TO BIRMINGHAM.-
Alfred Wooldridge, Netherend, to 'Phoenix', Park Street, on tues. thurs. & sat
[For other names in the district, see STOURBRIDGE also CRADLEY HEATH & ROWLEY REGIS, Staffs.]
Attwood John, Colley gate.
Attwood Mrs. Fairview lodge
Attwood Thos. Essington ho. Colman hl
Bate Alfred, Park house, Colley gate
Bissell George Simeon, Parkside house
Brazier William, Salt Hill house
Bridgewater James, Furlong lane
Chapman William, Colley gate
Dakin Charles, Fernleigh ho. Windmill hl
Dakin Geo. Frdk. Clent view, Windmill hill
Darby Christopher, The Firs, Windmill hill
Davies Thomas Daniel, Windmill hill
Dyson Rev. Joseph [Wesleyan]
Fellows Miss, Windmill hill
Fox Mrs, Furlong lane
Griffin William, sen. Tregaron house
Hingley Benj. M.P., J.P. Hatherton lodge
Hingley Joseph, Li nton house
Hingley Miss, Hatherton lodge
Hingley Samuel, Fairview
Homer John James, Colley orchard
Homer Miss. Colley gate
Homer Thomas, The Limes, Colley gate
Homfray Jeston, Colman hill
Hunter William, Highfields
Kendrick William, West end, Colley gate
O'Connor Rev. Arthur Ellis B.D. [Unitarian], Parsonage, Netherend
Oliver Frank, The Laurels, Colley gate
Oliver William, The Poplars, Windmill hill
Payton Thos. Rose cottage, Windmill hill
Price Thomas, Aston villas, Colley gate
Roycroft John, Aston villas, Colley gate
Simon William, Denziel villa
Strawson Mrs. The Elms
Thompson Wesley Hayes M.D., Clyde house, Windmill hill
Tibbetts Mrs, Colley gate
Timbrell Rev. Alfred Bell M.A. [vicar], Chapel house
Turnley Richard, Homer Hill house
Wright William James, Colley Orchard
Adams James, carpenter, Furlong lane
Adams William Edwin, Bulls Head P.H. & shopkeeper, Overend
Adams Wm. Hy. chain ma. Windmill hl
Attwood Eliza (Mrs.), hame maker & beer retailer, Lyde green
Attwood John, butcher, Colley gate.
Attwood Richard, chain maker, High st.
Auden John, fishmonger, High st.
Banner Charles, carpenter, Butcher's lane
Batham Daniel, beer retailer, High street
Beasley Allen, Old Vine P.H. Park road & chain maker, Colley gate
Beasley Charles, shopkeeper, Windmill hl
Beasley John, beer retailer, Overend
Bennett Clement, beer retailer, Two gates
Bennett William, beer retailer, Two gates
Bird Mary Ann (Mrs.), post office, High st
Bissell James, shopkeeper, High street
Bloomer & Sons, nail & chain manufacturers, Colley Orchard
Bloomer Eleanor & Mary (Misses), shopkeepers, Windmill hl
Bloomer Edward, chain ma. High street
Bloomer Geo. Albert, linen draper, Colley gate
Bloomer Isaac Parkes, builder & parish clerk, Colman hill
Blunt Felix, shopkeeper, Bridge street
Boxley William Henry, grocer, Two gates
Brettell James Alfred, grocer, Colley gate
Bridgewater Hannah (Mrs), grocer, High st.
Brown Jeremiah, iron mer. Colley gate
Case Philip, shopkeeper, Colley gate
Christopher Jsph, shpkpr, Butcher's lane
Clarke Peter, Crown P.H. Lyde green
Clift Henry, boot & shoe ma. High street
Clewes T. M. & Son, wool dealers, wool mop, twine makers & waterproof cloth makers, Park mills
Cornock Sidney, shopkeeper & school attendance officer, High street
Cox Daniel, shopkeeper, Furlong lane
Cox Joseph, shopkeeper, Bridge street
Cox Thos, Round of Beef P.H. Windmill hl
Crampton John, farmer, Netherend
Crampton Thomas, shopkeeper & nail maker, Two gates
Cutler Frederick Edwrd, Rose & Crown P.H. High street
Dainty William, greengrocer, Butcher's la.
Darby Joseph, tailor, Windmill hill
Dentith James, coffee house, High street
Dewhurst Alfred, boot & shoe ma. High st.
Edmunds Herbert, pawnbroker, High st.
Edmonds Thomas, shpkpr, Windmill hl
Evers Samuel & Sons, fire clay & fire brick works & colliery owners, Home hill
Fellows Thomas, Mogul P.H. Netherend
Fox Charles John, maltster, Overend
Gadd Joseph, greengrocer, High street
Gill Esther (Mrs), butcher, High street
Gill George, shopkeeper, High town
Gill Samuel, beer retailer, Two gates
Griffin William, anchor, chain & chain cable maker, Victoria works
Hadley Alfred Peter, Fish inn, High street
Harbach Wm., shopkeeper, Windmill hill
Harper & Moores, colliery proprietors & brick makers, Netherend [postal address, Stourbridge]
Harper David, shopkeeper, Windmill hl
Harper Mary Ann (Mrs), beer & wine retailer, Furlong lane
Harper Thos. Maypole P.H. Cradley Forge
Harris Ezra, grocer, Windmill hill
Hickman Benjamin, shopkpr. Colley gate
Hickton Maria Louise (Mrs) Black Swan P.H. High street
Hingley Benjamin, grocer, High street
Hingley Joseph, farmer, Windmill hill
Hipkiss Ann Rebecca (Mrs), Lodge Forge P.H.
Hipkiss Frank, brick maker & iron forger, Lodge forge
Hodgetts Benjamin, butcher, High town
Hodgetts Chas. shopkeeper, High town
Homer Henry, greengrocer, Cradley forge
Homer Paul, ironmonger, High street
Homer Thomas, solicitor, Colley gate
Horton David, greengrocer, High street
Hughes Isaiah, water miller & grocer, High street
Jones & Lloyd, manufacturers anchors, anvils, vices, bolts, nuts, rivets, spikes & wrought iron nails, cables, rigging & crane chains, hammers, shipping tackle &c. &c. Cradley forge & Scotia works
King Brothers, Stourbridge fire brick & clay proprietors, Netherend [postal address, Stourbridge]
King Joseph & Co. coal masters & brick & terra cotta manufacturers. Netherend [postal address, Stourbridge]
Mason Charles, farmer, Overend
Meredith Joseph, carpenter, Overend
Mole Albert, Horse Shoe P.H. & blacksmith, Colley gate
Murrall Rt. Blacksmith, Windmill hill
Oliver Frank & William, Talbot hotel, & maltsters & farmers
Oliver Eliza (Mrs) beer retlr, Park side
Oiver Osborne, inland revenue officer, Church street
Parkes Elizh. (Mrs), shopkpr, Colley lane
Parsons John, chain maker, Lyde green
Partridge Geo. Chain manufr. Park side
Pateshill Jn. Horse slaughterer, Colley gate
Pearson Ambrose, dairyman, highway & tax collector, Netherend
Pearson Amos, linen draper, High st
Pearson Benjamin, frying pan maker, see Taylor & Pearson
Pearson Henrietta (Mrs), shpkpr, High st.
Pearson Joseph Albert, beer retailer, Park la.
Pearson William, fishmonger, Colley gt.
Perry Charlotte (Mrs), grocer, Two gates
Plant Warwick, greengrocer, High st.
Plumpton Thomas, hosier, Colley gate
Poole John, commission agent, Colley lane
Profitt Thomas, Holly Bush P.H., High st.
Radford Samuel, confectioner, High st.
Raybould Richard, shoe maker, High st.
Robinson Evan, shopkeeper, High twn.
Robinson John, greengrocer, High st.
Roper Albert, White Lion inn, Colley gate
Roper Benjamin, shopkeeper, Windmill hl
Rowley Thos. British Arms P.H. Furlong lane
Rudge True Ann (Mrs) china & glass dealer, Windmill hl
Sidaway Joseph, butcher, High st
Sidaway Louisa (Mrs), shopkpr, High st
Southall Benjamin, shopkpr, Windmill hl
Southall John, chain maker, Lyde green
Spencer Edward William, shopkeeper, Windmill hill
Stanley Joseph, pawnbroker, High st
Stevens John, grocer, Netherend
Stevens Richard, farmer, Windmill hill
Stevens William, Horse & Jockey P.H. Netherend
Stiff John William, shopkeeper, Colley gt
Tandy Joseph, Blue Ball P.H. Ball lane
Tate James, shopkeeper, Windmill hill
Tate Thomas, farmer, Overend
Tate William, beer retailer, High town
Tate William Edwin, butcher, Furlong lane, Colley gate
Taylor & Pearson, frying pan makers, Colley gate
Taylor Geo. boot & shoe dealer, Colley la
Thomas John, shoe maker, Windmill hl
Thompson Benjamin, inspector of nuisances for Cradley & Lye, Windmill hl
Thompson Wesley Hayes M.D., physician & surgeon, & medical officer & public vaccinator, Cradley district, Stourbridge union, Clyde house, Colman hill
Tibbetts William, beer retailer, High st
Turnley Richard, colliery manager, Homer Hill house
Walker Edwd. Taylor, chain ma. Lyde gn
Walker Felix, chain maker, Lyde green
Walker Hezekiah, beer retailer, Victoria st
Walker William, chain maker, Lyde grn
Walters William, Old Two Gates P.H.
White Thomas, butcher, Colley gate
White Thomas, shopkeeper, High street
Willetts Edward, shopkeeper, High st
Willetts Zachariah, coal dealer, Colley gt
Wilson Alfred, Sun P.H. & shpkpr, Overend
Woodall Harry, tailor, Colley gate
Worton Caleb, shopkeeper, High street
Worton Charles, nail ma. Windmill hl
Kelly's Directory 1892 1st page
Kelly's Directory 1892 2nd page