CLAINES (NORTH), WITH FERNHILL HEATH, BEVERE, NORTHWICK, ASTWOOD, TOLLADINE, &c.
The greater portion of the ancient Parish of Claines is now designated “South Claines,” and is comprised within the limits of the City of Worcester. The Names of the Residents are given under Worcester.
DISTANCE TO CLAINES CHURCH – 2 miles N. of Worcester.
POPULATION – In 1901 (North Claines), 2100. Acreage, 3530.
POSTAL INFORMATION – Post and Telegraph Office, Fernhill Heath; James Henry Barnett, Sub-Postmaster. Letters and Parcels arrive by messenger from Worcester at 7.55 a.m., and 3.0 p.m. ; despatched by rail at 10.55 a.m. and 6.35 p.m. on week-days; delivered 7.55 a.m. and despatched at 11.5 a.m. on Sundays. Telegraphic, money order, and savings bank business is transacted from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. Express letters are received for delivery between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Post Office, Claines (opposite the Church) – George Pritchard, Sub-Postmaster. Letters arrive by messenger from Worcester at 7 a.m. ; despatched at 8.5 a.m. and 5.5 p.m. on week-days, arid at 11.45 a.m. on Sundays.
The Wall Letter-box at Bevere Knoll is cleared at 7.5 a.m. and 6.O p.m. on week-days only.
The Wall Letter-box at Northwick Hall is cleared at 6.35 a.m. and 6.25 p.m. on week-days only.
The Wall Letter-box at Dilmore Lane is cleared at 5.55 p.m. on week-days, and at 11.25 a.m. on Sundays.
PARISH CHURCH (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) – Rev. Canon Alfred Stephenson Porter, M.A., F.s.A. (and rural dean), Vicar; G. Shrewsbury Smith and John Harvey Hooper, M.A., Churchwardens; Arthur Whinfield, Organist; George Pritchard, Sexton.
CLAINES CHURCH INSTITUTE AND WORKING MEN’S CLUB – Rev. A. S. Porter, M.A., F.S.A., President; George Pritchard, Secretary and Caretaker.
CLAINES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Walter Kibblewhite, Master; Mrs. Harriet Kibblewhite, Mistress.
HINDLIP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (boys and girls), Fernhill Heath – John A. Wheeler, Master.
BAPTIST CHAPEL (in connection with Sansome Walk Baptist Church, Worcester), Fernhill Heath – Preachers various.
WORCESTERSHIRE HUNT – Kennels at Fernhill Heath; C. P. Mills, Master.
FERNHILL HEATH CRICKET CLUB – John Munslow, Secretary.
ASSISTANT OVERSEER FOR THE PARISH OF CLAINES – Henry White, Fernhill Heath.
COUNTY POLICE STATIONS – Joseph Charles Speak, Constable for Fernhill Heath ; Edwd. Sadler, Green lane, Constable for Claines.
AN OMNIBUS TO WORCESTER (in connection with the Worcester Tramways) leaves Fernhill Heath during the summer months at 10.15 a.m., 12 noon, 3.20, 4.50, 6.20, 7.50, 9.20 p.m. on week-days, and at 3.20, 4.50, 6.20, 7.50, and 9.20 p.m. on Sundays. The Ombersley Omnibus passes through Hawford five times daily on week-days, and three times on Sundays.
FERNHILL HEATH RAILWAY STATION (Great Western Railway) – Wm. Christopher, Station Master.
Allington John, farmer, Astwood
Ames Captain Fredk., J. P. , Hawford lodge
Andrews Mrs. E., Ye Virgin Tavern, Tolladine road
Andrews Thos., farmer & dealer, Astwood
Ashton Mrs., Morton house, Fernhill heath
Baldwin Henry, gardener, Ombersley road
Baldwin Thomas, joiner, Ombersley road
Barfield Zachariah R., Chatley villa, Droitwich road
Barker D. W., Ltd., brick manufacturers,Worcester patent brick works
Barnard Frederick Wm., farmer and dairyman, Bevere Green farm
Barnes Alfred, Hawford Inn
Barnett James Henry, sub-postmaster, Fernhill heath post office
Beck Albert, Mug House Inn, Claines churchyard
Beck Charles, farmer and dairyman, Corn Meadow farm
Beck F., dairy farmer, The Firs farm
Bennett S., Porter’s hill farm
Betteridge Wm., farmer, Great Tolladine
Bill Mrs. Susannah, miller, Mildenham mill
Bishop Charles, baker and grocer, Fernhill heath
Bough George, shopkeeper, Churchyard
Bowers Miss, shopkeeper, Fernhill heath
Brazier Fredk. Jas.. Lindhurst, Station rd.
Brewer Edwin, mkt. gardener, Green lane
Broadhurst John, gardener, Old Workhouse
Brown Mrs. Mary, Elm cottage, Station road, Fernhill heath
Bucknell John, White Hart Inn, Fernhill heath
Burgess E., 3 Station road
Burrows Fred., solicitor, Hill ho., Bevere
Callow Samuel, farm bailiff, Astwood
Carless W. Stanley, farmer, Raven farm and Moat house farm ; res., Worcester
Cartridge Arthur, Upper Tapenhall farm
Castle Mrs. E., Hawford house
Cave William Perry, farmer, Ladywood
Charke Miss, Elbury cottage, Tolladine rd.
Clunes Mrs., The Elms, Fernhill heath
Cook G. W., Hawford
Copple Mrs. Mary, The Laurels, Fernhill hth.
Christopher Wm., station master, Station road, Fernhill heath
Crofts Tom John, Rose vil., Fernhill heath
Curtler Frederick Lewis, Bevere house
Davidson William John, Oakfield
Davies Mrs. E., Keephill cot., Fernhill hth.
Dore Charles, engineer, Little Perdiswell
Dufty Chas., mkt. gardener, Droitwich road
Dutton Chas., Portfields villa, Tolladine rd.
Etheridge Albert, furniture remover, 2 Whinfield villas
Ewart Mrs., Northwick house
Firkins Joseph, farmer, Hawford
Griffiths Thomas, gardener, Corn meadow
Griffiths William, gardener, Corn meadow
Griffiths Wm. H., rope manufr., Wheatfield villa, Station road, Fernhill heath
Hancocks George, Cedars, Fernhill heath
Hard wick Miss, 2 Granville villas, Ombersley road
Harper Thomas, head gardener to Henry Walker, Perdiswell hall gardens
Hetherington Jos. Howard, Glenthorn
Hirons Arthur, New Inn, Ombersley road
Hogg James, Mount Elbury, Tolladine road
Hooper John Harvey, M.A., Tutnall
Horniblow Freeman, land surveyor, The Firlands, Fernhill heath
Horniblow Wm. Thorneloe, Fernhill heath
Hudson James, Fernhill heath
Hunt James, Northwick
Jackson J. A., miller, Porter’s mill
Jackson Mrs. Mary, farmer, Hill top, Bevere
Jackson Robert, farmer, Little Tolladine (and in Warndon parish)
Jacomb H. E., Northwick hall
Kibblewhite Walt., schoolmstr., Claines
King Mrs., 1 Grantham villas
Lane Geo., beer retailer (Halfway House],Fernhill heath
Langstone Robt., coml. travlr., 2 Hadley vils.
Larkworthy John Lavington, 1 Hadley villas, Droitwich road
Loch Captain George E., Bevere Manor
Lock C. P., Danes Green farm
McLeod Mrs., Bevere knoll
McNaught Arnold, Dilmore house, Fernhill heath
Manning John, agent, Fernhill heath
Medway Albt. Edwd., commercial traveller, Rose lawn, Fernhill heath
Morton Frederick William, Fernhill heath house
Moseley William, Moat farm, Astwood
Munslow John, grocer, &c., Fernhill heath
Mytton Hubert, butcher, Fernhill heath
Nash Mrs., Woodbine, Station road, Fernhill heath
Newbury Wm., gardener, &c., Northwick ; and fruiterer, &c., Worcester
Nicholas Nicholson, Elm pl., Fernhill heath
Nind Frederick, baker, Fernhill heath
Norckett Frank, head gardener, Hawford
Oldnall Capt., The Firs, Bevere
Peake Capt. W. H., Northwick Grange
Penney George, School lane, Fernhill heath
Philips Jas., The Linacres Farm. Milk, butter, and eggs supplied in the city twice daily.
Philips Robert, farmer & dairyman, Church farm
Pitchford E., engineer, Chatley villa, Droitwich road
Porter Rev. Alfred Stephenson, M.A., F.s. A. (vicar of Claines, rural dean of East Worcester, and hon. canon of Worcester Cathedral), The Vicarage
Powell William, coal agent, Lyttelton villas, Fernhill heath
Pratt Harry K., The Laurels, Fernhill heath
Price William, farmer, Blackpole
Prior-Wandesforde Hy. Wallis, The Grange
Pritchard George, sub-postmaster and parish sexton, Claines post office
Prosser Mrs. L., Dilmore lodge, Fernhill ht.
Pugh R. W., gasfitter, 5 Grantham villas
Ranford Harry, Raven Inn, Droitwich road
Reid W. G., engineer, Old Northwick
Ridlington Tom (Robert Allen & Co.)
Rigden E. Fownes, Rose place
Roper Walt. J., Church cot., Fernhill heath
Rossiter Geo., mkt. gardnr., Ombersley rd.
Rowe W. B. & Son, nurserymen and seedsmen, Barbourne nurseries
Rowe William Broad, The Nursery house
Sadler Edward, police constable for Claines
Salkeld Mrs. Jane, Gorse cot., Tolladine rd.
Sanderson Mrs. Frances Maria, Tapenhall house, Fernhill heath
Sansome Isaac John, farmer, Oak farm
Sherwood Mrs. Harriet, Fernhill heath
Shipway Maurice Alfred, farmer, Holy Claines farm; res,, London rd., Worcester
Smith Edwd., dairyman, near Claines church
Smith Geo. Shrewsbury, Common hill ho.
Smith H., general builder, &c., Station road, Fernhill Heath. Jobbing work and repairs promptly attended to
Smith Oscar, foreman iron worker, Perdiswell cottage
South Wales & Cannock Chase Coal & Coke Company, Ltd., dep6t at Fernhill heath station ; William Powell, Agent
Speak Joseph Charles, police constable, The Hollies, Fernhill heath
Taylor Jas, Colenso villa, Fernhill heath
Thomas Ernest Percy, Clifton villa, Fernhill heath
Thompson Mrs., Ellerslie vil., Fernhill hth.
Tolley Chas. Ed., Lings villa, Fernhill heath
Tolley Henry, bricklayer, Fernhill heath
Topham F., farm bailiff, Old Northwick
Turner Ephraim, farmer, Daniel’s farm
Turner Henry, Tapenhall farm
Turner John C., Goodwood ho., Fernhill ht.
Twinberrow John, Elbury house
Wakefield H., Live & Let Live, Fernhill hth.
Walker Arth.. manufactr.. Little Perdiswell
Walker Henry, D.L. , Perdiswell hall
Walker Thomas, gardener to Captain Loch
Walsh Frederick, Fernhill heath
Warner Mrs. Henrietta, miller, Hawford mill, Claines. Corn, wheat, bran, barley, beans, flour, &c.
Watkins William, farmer, Astwood
Webb William Wentworth, commercial traveller, Dilmore, Fernhill heath
Weimholt Miss, Fernhill Heath house
Wheeler John A., master of Hindlip elementary school, Fernhill heath
Whinfield Arthur, Severn grange
White Geo., gas fitter, 1 Florence villas, Whinfield road
White Henry, blacksmith, Fernhill heath
White Henry, assistant overseer, Station road, Fernhill heath
White Walter,, clerk, 4 Granville villas, Ombersley road
Whiting George, Corn meadow
Wiggall Alex. Arth., Bull Hotel, Fernhill ht.
Williams Mrs., Blackpole
Williamson Rev. John, 2 Grantham villas, Ombersley road
Wood Wm., Old Workhouse, Fernhill heath
Woodyatt Charles, farmer, Spellis farm (and in Hindlip parish)
Worrall John, Station road, Fernhill heath
Stanton Geo., letter carrier, Fernhill heath
Source: Littlebury’s Directory of Worcester & District. Tenth Edition. Printed and Published by Littlebury & Company, The Worcester Press, Worcester. 1905.