Alderminster Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Alderminster is a small village and parish, situate in a detached part of the county, about 5 miles S.E.E. from Stratford-on-Avon, containing, according to the census of 1851, a population of 522 inhabitants.

The Church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a very ancient and curious cruciform structure, with low square tower, containing five bells. The nave is in the Norman style of architecture. The living is a Discharged Vicarage, in the gift of the Crown. Rev. Matthew C. Thompson, Vicar; Mr. Thomas Baylis, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

DIRECTORY

Halford Mr. Thomas

Thompson Rev. Matthew C., Vicar

Baylis Thomas, carpenter and Parish Clerk

Berry John, farmer, Shennington Farm

Brain Richard, farmer, Barton Farm

Brown Richard, farmer, and bailiff to E. J. Shirley, Esq.

Care John, farmer, and steward to James R. West, Esq.

Clifford Arthur John, farmer, Alderminster Farm

Crotchett Samuel, farmer, Coombe Farm

Franklin Thomas, tailor

Hyett Jacob, carpenter

Jaques Benjamin, farmer

Jaques john, farmer, Goldicott Farm

Neal Joseph, boot and shoe maker, and Sub-Postmaster

Newnham Edward H., farmer, Cottage Farm

Odle John, grocer, &c.

Roberts Edward, blacksmith

Shepherd Thomas, farmer, Claydon Farm

Simms William, victualler, Bell

Smith William, farmer, Church Hill

Steel William, grocer, and boot and shoe maker

Taylor James, beer retailer

Treaver Thomas, shopkeeper

Post Office – Neal Joseph, Sub-Postmaster. Arrival – 10 a.m. and 3 30 p.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855