Beoley Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Beoley is a small parish, situated about 5 miles E. from Bromsgrove, and contained in 1851 a population of 654 inhabitants.
The Church, dedicated to St. Leonard, is a very ancient stone building, consisting of nave and chancel, and at the western end is a large square tower, containing six bells. Rev. C. F. Sculthorpe, M.A., Vicar; Mr. Charles Foster, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Police Station. William Cresswell, Officer


Sculthorpe Rev. C. F., M.A., Vicar, The Vicarage
Sculthorpe Mrs. Ann
Allcock John, Wheelwright and carpenter
Arnold William, shoe maker
Avery Ann, farmer, Birchacre
Bennett William, shoe maker
Chesshire James, farmer and farrier
Dunn John, farmer, Alderhanger, and near Lea Farm
Edwards William, farmer, Battens
Findon Joseph, farmer, Marl Field
Forster Charles, Hole House
Forster John, farmer, Dagnel End
Ganderton William, victualler and farmer, The Bowling Green
Green Edward, Farmer, Hob Hill
Griffin John, farmer, Madeley Green
Green Thomas, Pink Green
Green William, blacksmith and farmer
Hancocks Job, farmer, Heath Green
Hancocks Joseph, farmer, Sea Fields
Hemus Henry, blacksmith
Homer Job, shopkeeper
Johns Samuel, victualler, The Holly Bush
Johnson James, gamekeeper to Miss H. Holmes
Knight John, farmer, Paper Mill; also of Beoley Mill
Leake Thomas, farmer
Lees Henry, farmer, Holt End
Lilly Samuel, farmer, Hole End
Long Charles, plumber and glazier
Lyndon William, farmer, Branson’s Cross
Morrall John, farmer, Chapel Farm
Oakley John, farmer, Portway Farm
Parr Thomas, Farmer and paper maker
Poole William, mason
Porter John, shopkeeper and shoe maker
Powell William, farmer and carrier, Holt End
Quiney John, farmer, Dump House
Richards Charles, tailor
Smith Ann, shopkeeper
Smith Hannah, farmer, Whitmore’s Farm
Terry Edward, mason
Terry James, mason
Timmis Thomas, farmer, Pot End
Whateley John, builder and timber valuer
Whitmore John, shopkeeper
Woods David, tailor
Woollaston, steward to Miss H. Holmes
Woollaston John, jun., farmer, Church Hill
Carriers – To Birmingham, Powell William, Thurs., 8 a.m.; Harris, Thurs, 8 a.m.
Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855