Chaddesley-Corbett is a parish and village, in the hundred of Halfshire; the village, which is small and pleasant, is 13 miles N. by E. from Worcester, and 5 from Kidderminster, Stourport and Bromsgrove (near the last named town is a station on the Birmingham and Gloucester railway) pleasantly situated on the road leading to Bromsgrove; it is a place, however, of very limited trade, and manufactures there are none. The church, dedicated to St. Cassyon, is a neat structure of red free stone, combining different styles of English architecture, with some Norman portions, of which the latter, the font is considered a fine specimen; and the spire, which surmounts the edifice, is lofty and well-proportioned: the living is a vicarage, in the gift of the crown, and incumbency of the Rev. George Henry Piercy. There is a chapel for Roman Catholics, at Harrington, a hamlet in this parish; and there are two endowed free schools, one of which is conducted on the Lancasterian plan. Population about 1,500.
Belbroughton, in the same hundred as Chaddesley-Corbett, is a parish, divided into four Yields, namely, Belbroughton, Brian’s Bell with Moor-Hall Bell, Forfield, and Broomhill: the village of Belbroughton is situated 3 miles N.E. from Chaddesley-Corbett, 5 S. from Stourbridge, and 6 N.W. from Bromsgrove. There is a considerable manufactory here for scythes, hay knives, &c. A sheriff’s court, for the recovery of small debts, is held on the third Wednesday in every month. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, has received an additional number of sittings, by means of a grant from the society for enlarging churches and chapels, and been otherwise improved; and it is now a spacious and handsome structure, with a lofty spire: the living is a rectory, in the patronage of the president and fellows of St. John’s College, Oxford: the Rev. H. A. Woodgate, M.A. is the present incumbent. An endowed charity school is in the village. The parish contained, in 1831, 1,489 inhabitants.

GENTRY & CLERGY

Barnet Misses, Brokencote house
Brownlow Rev. John, Chaddesley
Bycott William, esq. Brokencote hall
Piercy Rev. Geo. Henry, Chaddesley
Potter Mr. John, Chaddesley-Corbett
Russell Mrs. – , Sion house
Woodgate Rev. H. A., M. A., rector, Belbroughton
Wylde Rev. John, Belbroughton

ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS.

Ayres & Ellis (boarding) Bluntington
Charity School, Belbroughton – Edward Perry, master
Charity School, Chaddesley-Corbett – John Wigley, head master; Edmund Taylor, second master; Richard Brooke, assistant
Morris Jane, Belbroughton
Morris the Misses, Belbroughton
Newey Miss, Chaddesley-Corbett
Roberts Mary, (boarding and day) Chaddesley-Corbett

BLACKSMITHS.

Corbett John, Havington
Davis Thomas, Belbroughton
Loines Benjamin, Fairfield
Perry Daniel, Chaddesley-Corbett
Potter John, Chaddesley-Corbett
Price William, Belbroughton
Taylor John, Drayton
Wright John, Chaddesley-Corbett
BOOT & SHOE MAKERS.
Bough Samuel, Chaddesley-Corbett
Cole Joseph, Belbroughton
Davis John, Fairfield
Drew George, Chaddesley-Corbett
Duce William, Belbroughton
Maiden Eli, Belbroughton
Pardoe William, Belbroughton
Ruston William, Belbroughton
Scott Thomas, Belbroughton
Tolley William, Belbroughton

BUTCHERS.

Blakeway Chas. Chaddesley-Corbett
Fox Taylor, Belbroughton
Giles Benjamin, Chaddesley-Corbett
Horn John, Chaddesley-Corbett
Price Joseph, Belbroughton
Small Joseph, Fairfield
Spilsbury Thomas, Belbroughton

CARPENTERS.

Bourn Edward, Belbroughton
Broad Charles, Belbroughton
Broad John, Chaddesley-Corbett
Brook John, Chaddesley-Corbett
Dunn John, Belbroughton
Dunn William, Belbroughton
GROCERS & DEALERS IN SUNDRIES.
Bate John, Chaddesley- Corbett
Canadine Abraham, Belbroughton
Depper Thomas, Chaddesley-Corbett
Goode George, Belbroughton
Jones Charles, Chaddesley-Corbett
Lacy James (& miller) Belbroughton
Small Joseph, Fairfield
INNS & PUBLIC HOUSES.
Dog, William Bayles, Chaddesley
Fountain Head, Edwd. White, Chaddesley-Corbett
Fox, John Wright, Chaddesley-Corbett
Queen’s Head, Edward Tandy, Belbroughton
Robin Hood, Joseph Billingsley, Chaddesley
Swan, Thomas Bate, Chaddesley
Swan, Daniel Weaver, Fairfield
Talbot, Thomas Depper, Chaddesley
Talbot, Thos. Spilsbury, Belbroughton
Throckmorton Arms, John Rodgers, Chaddesley Corbett

MALTSTERS.

Bate Elizabeth, Chaddesley-Corbett
Bayles William, Chaddesley-Corbett
Depper Thomas, Chaddesley-Corbett
Fazey John (& corn dealer) Fairfield
Lilley William, Belbroughton
Parkes William, Belbroughton
Wiggin John, Belbroughton
PAINTERS, PLUMBERS, AND GLAZIERS.
Goode Geo. (& draper) Belbroughton
Jackson & Broad, Chaddesley

SADDLERS.

Brook Richard (and agent for Birmingham District Fire Office), Chaddesley Corbett
Leek Peter, Belbroughton

STONE MASONS.

Bate John, Belbroughton
Hill William, Fairfield
Taylor Thomas, Chaddesley-Corbett

SURGEONS.

Hobbes Jonathan Lord, Belbroughton
Jackson Edwd. Chaddesley-Corbett

TAILORS.

Bough John & Son, Chaddesley
Durant George, Chaddesley-Corbett
Fox John, Belbroughton
Manning Thomas, Fairfield
Osborne Richard, Belbroughton

WHEELWRIGHTS.

Gollins Samuel, Belbroughton
Lilly William, Fairfield
Potter Eleanor, Chaddesley-Corbett
Potter Thomas, Chaddesley-Corbett
Smith John, Fairfield
Taylor William, Chaddesley-Corbett

MISCELLANEOUS.

Bate Thomas, builder, Belbroughton
Mills John, retailer of beer, Fairfield
Osborn Daniel, parish clerk, Belbroughton
Potter Saml. Cooper, Chaddesley-Corbett
Rogers John, hair dresser, Chaddesley
Waldron Thos. & William, manufacturers of scythes, hay knives, &c. Belbroughton.

CONVEYANCE BY RAILWAY.

On the Birmingham and Gloucester line. The nearest station is between 3 and 4 miles E. by S. from Chaddesley-Corbett, called the Bromsgrove Station.
For particulars relating to this, and other Railway lines, see the Railway Tables.

Source: Pigot & Co.’s Royal National and Commercial Directory and Topography of the Counties of Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutlandshire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire 1841/1842

Notes: Forfield mention in the description may be Fairfield.

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