Evesham Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Evesham, a Borough and Market Town, comprising three parishes, including Bengeworth; containing 606 houses, and 2837 inhabitants, being 1332 males, and 1505 females, of whom 472 were returned as employed in trade. It is pleasantly situated on rising ground, having a charming view of the winding river Avon, over which it has a stone bridge of seven arches and a convenient harbour for barges. The well known Vale of Evesham, extending along its banks is remarkable for its fertility in corn as well as pasturage. This town had formerly a stately Monastery, whose Abbot sat in Parliament as a spiritual lord. It was founded in 709, by Prince Egwin, who retired hither after having been unjustly dispossessed of the bishoprick of Worcester by the Pope. The principal fragment of this building now remaining, is a large pointed arch or gateway 17 feet high. The borough has three parish churches, two in that part called Evesham, and one at Bengeworth at the foot of the bridge where was formerly a castle. It is remarkable that although each of the churches have towers, the bells hang in a very handsome tower, separate from any other building, about 110 feet high. In the Town are a well endowed Free Grammar School, a Charity School, and Almshouses. A number of market gardeners hereabouts supply the markets of Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Worcester, and Birmingham, and in Asparagus season they supply Bath and Bristol.
Evesham is a Borough by prescription, governed by a Mayor, Recorder, seven Aldermen, twelve Common-councilmen, and twenty-four assistants. Their privileges are very extensive, the Mayor and four of the Aldermen are justices of the peace, hold sessions of Oyer and Terminer, and gaol delivery, with power to punish all crimes except high treason, within their liberty. One of the most remarkable battles in the English annals was fought here in 1265, between Somon de Montford the great earl of Leicester, and Prince Edward, afterwards king Edward the 1st in which the earl and most of his adherents were slain. The market is on Mondays, and the fairs on the 2nd of February, the first Monday after Easter, Whitmonday and September 21st.



Acton John, Dealer in Seeds, Malt, Hops, &c. Bengeworth
Adams William, Surgeon, Bridge street
Agg John, Printer, Bookseller, and Postmaster, Bridge street
Agg George, Cabinet Maker, and Upholsterer, Bridge street
Agg and Son, Auctioneers, Bridge street
Allard William, Vict. Fleece, Bridge street
Allom Rev. Mr. High street
Amos Samuel, Grocer, Vine street
Arch Elizabeth, Grocer, Cole Street
Arkles William, Joiner and Cabinet Maker Vine street
Ashwin S. Milliner, Bengeworth
Atkins John, Silk Manufacturer, Vine street
Averill William, Confectioner, Bridge street


Badger William, Hat Manufacturer, Bengeworth
Baldwin Mrs. Widow, Market
Barnes William, Baker and Maltster, Market
Battersby William, Basket Maker, Market place
Baylis Charles, Baker, Bengeworth
Baylis C. Shopkeeper, Bengeworth
Baylis George, Butcher, Bengeworth
Benton – Draper, Bridge street
Blayney Thomas, Esq. Lodge
Bonaker William, Surgeon, High street
Booth Mary Walker, Vict. Old Angel Inn, Bengeworth
Bullingham and Co. Ironmongers and Nail Manufacturers, Bridge street
Byrch William, Solicitor, High street
Byrd J. Vict. Swan Inn, Bengeworth


Cheek J. M. G. Solicitor, Bridge street
Churchill – Shoemaker, High street
Clemens Samuel, Maltster, High street
Clements John, Butcher, High street
Cole J. Vict. Volunteer, Bridge street
Collett Job, Tanner, Chapel street
Cook John, Vict. and fellmonger, Nelson’s Tavern, Bengeworth
Coombe William, Surgeon, Bengeworth
Cooper Thomas Beale, Esq. Bengeworth
Cooper Rev. Henry
Cornfield John, Academy, High street
Cull J. Vict. Plough and Harrow, Vine street
Cull William, Appraiser and Auctioneer, High st


Davis Rev. Mr. High street
Davies David, Chemist and Druggist, Bridge st.
Davis John, Stationer, Bridge street
Day George, Coal Merchant, Bengeworth
Dingley William, Baker, Bengeworth
Dixon John, Supervisor of Excise, High street
Dobbins Walter Vict. Fox, Bridge street
Doyle James, Vict. White Hart, Bridge street
Drinkwater William, Vict. Trumpet, Vine street
Drury Pearshouse, Brazier, Bridge street
Dyson Edward, Net Maker, Market place


Edge Daniel, Draper, and Agent to the Phoenix Fire Office, Bridge street
Ellcock Samuel, Plumber and Glazier, High st


Field George, Gardener, High street
Fincher John, Grocer and Druggist, Bengeworth
Fisher Misses, Gentlewomen, Bengeworth
Fletcher Sarah, Staffordshire Warehouse, Market place
Foster Thomas, Oil Mills, High street


Gibbs Henry, Cooper, High street
Glover Francis, Cooper, Bridge street
Gregory J & E Drapers and Clothiers, Bridge st
Green Miss, Straw Bonnet Maker, High street
Grove William, Vict. Farrier’s Arms, Vine street
Guion James, Vict. White Hart, Cole street


Hardy William, Vict. Crown, Bridge street
Harris Miss, High street
Harris Robert, Wine & Spirit Merchant Bridge st
Hartland and Co Bank, Bridge street
Hathaway Abraham, Gent. Bridge street
Hawley Thomas, Shopkeeper, Bengeworth
Haynes Thomas, Glazier, Bridge street
Hill Thomas, Hosier, Bridge street
Hill John, Clock and Watch Maker, Bridge st.
Hill Thomas, Gent. Bridge street
Hill Robert, Owner, Bengeworth
Hitch George, Hair Dresser, Bridge street
Hobday – Scupltor, High street
Horn R. Draper, Market-place
Horn Miss, Vine street
Horseman E. Grocer and Tea Dealer, Bengeworth
Huband Thomas, Clerk, Bengeworth
Hughes David, Currier, Bengeworth
Hughes Samuel, Gardener, Vine street
Hughes – Gardener, High street
Humphris John, Butcher, Bridge street
Hunter John, Hop Dealer, Bridge street
Hyde Daniel, Saddler, High street


Izod J. W. Surgeon, High street
Izod Robert, Cooper, High street


Jackson John, Painter and Glazier High street
Jarrett John, Cabinet Maker, Bridge street
Jarrett Joseph, Appraiser and Auctioneer, Bengeworth
Jarrett John, Grocer, High Street
Jenks Edmund, Baker, High street
Jenks Samuel, Gardener, Vine street
Jones J. Grocer and Tea Dealer, High street


Kelsall Elizabeth, Shoe and Salt Warehouse, Bridge street
Kempson Miss, Ladies Seminary, High street
Kerry John, Sen. Wood Turner and Broker, High street
Kerry John, jun. Wood Turner, Market place
Kinsey Samuel, Solicitor, High street
Klipseh J. P. Surgeon, High street
Knight B. Tailor, High street
Knight William, Gardener, High street


Lavender J. W. Solicitor, High street
Laurence George, Vict. Rose & Crown, High st.
Lies John, Shoemaker, Bridge street
Lewis Charles, Surgeon, Bengeworth
Lewis Richard, Gardener, Vine street
Lloyd T. Wool Dealer, Cole street


Malin T. Oil and Colourman, Bengeworth
Mann J. Silk Manufacturer, Vine street
Mann Miss, Ladies Seminary, Vine street
Marriott Edward, Gent. Bridge street, Agent to the Globe Insurance Company
Marshall Henry, Grocer and Cooper, Bengeworth
Mathews Samuel, Vict. Dun Cow, Cole street
Melen John, Baker, Bengeworth
Millington Richard, Vict. Angel Inn, Bengeworth
Moades – Gent. Bridge street
Monk John, Hat Manufacturer, Bridge street
Moore E. Cabinet Maker, Bengeworth
Moulting William, Vict. Bell Inn, High street
Murrell S. Milliner, High street
Murrell W. Grocer, Bridge street
Murrell Thomas, Grocer and Chandler, Vine st.


New Caleb, Draper, High street
New Anthony, Woolstapler, Vine street
New J. Currier and Leather Seller, Cole street
New John, Gardener, High street
New James, Vict. King’s Head, High street
New George, Farmer, Bengeworth


Oldaker, Day, Lavender, and Murrell, Bank, High street
Oldaker Francis, Clothier, Bridge street
Oldaker F. Master of the Blue School, Bengeworth
Osborne J. Whitesmith, Cole street


Padgate Benjamin, Baker, Bengeworth
Paine E. & R. Parchment Makers, Bengeworth
Paine John, Seedsman, High street
Paine Miss, Milliner, Bridge street
Partington William, Butcher, High street
Peam Thomas, Grocer, High street
Pearce James, Grocer, Bridge street
Pearce William, Maltster and Hop Merchant, Bengeworth
Pearce Mrs. Staffordshire Warehouse, Bengeworth
Penny William, Vict. and Hop Merchant, Royal Oak, Vine street
Phelps W. L. Solicitor, Bridge street
Phillips William, Solicitor, Vine street
Phillips Miss, Vine street
Phoenix Fire Office, Bridge street, D. Edge, Agent
Porter Thomas, Esq. Bengeworth
Pratt George, Cabinet Maker, Bengeworth
Pratt Benjamin, Butcher, Bengeworth
Prew E. and R. Milliners, Bridge street
Price William, Gardener, Bengeworth
Proctor John, Baker, Maltster, and Farmer, High street
Prosser Mrs. Widow, Bengeworth


Reynolds Richard, Corn Dealer and Timber Merchant, High street and Harvington Mill
Rodd Richard, Draper, High street
Roberts Humphrey, Baker, High street
Roper Mary, Vict. Red Horse, Vine street
Roper Anthony, Tanner, &c. Bengeworth
Rose William, Glazier, Bridge street
Rudge Edward, Esq. Abbey Manor House
Ruff James, Gardener, High street
Russ Robert, Butcher, Bridge street
Russ James, Butcher, Market place


Savage Edward, Solicitor, High street
Savage Mrs. Widow, Market place
Scott Jeremiah, Grocer, Bridge street
Shaw Rev. John, Bengeworth
Skey John, Vict. Angel Inn, Bengeworth
Smart Benjamin, Skinner and Felmonger, Bengeworth
Smith John, Gent. Bridge street
Smith William, Vict. Wool Pack Inn, Bengeworth
Smith William, Miller, Bridge street
Smith Henry, Carpenter, Bridge street
Smith E. Vict. Golden Anchor, Bewdley street
Smith John, Vict. Red Lion, Market place
Soley William, Grocer, Bridge street
Souch – Vict. Green Dragon, Oat street
Stamp Office, Daniel Edge, Bridge street
Stephens Charles, Whitesmith, Bengeworth
Stratton Matthias, Spirit Merchant, Vine street
Suffield Joseph, Saddler, Bridge street
Suffield John, Brazier, Bridge street


Taylor G. Vict. Northwick Arms Inn, Bengeworth
Taylor William, Butcher, High street
Taylor William, Skinner, Vine street
Thomas Isaac, Excise Officer, High street
Taylor James, Vine street
Thomas John, Chemist and Druggist, Bridge street
Trotman William, Vict. Cross Keys, High street
Tustin Joseph, Shopkeeper, High street
Tustin Robert, Bricklayer and Slater, High st
Tymbs Samuel, Vict. Horse and Jockey, Vine st.


Walker Stephen, Vict. Black Bear, Bengeworth
Walker Joseph, Cooper, Bengeworth
Walker Joseph, Millwright, Bengeworth
Walker J. Ironmonger and Maltster, Bengeworth
Walter William, Ironmonger, Bridge street
Warner John, Sen. Clock and Watch Maker, High street
Warner John, jun. Clock and Watch Maker, Bridge street
Watkins Joseph, Vict. Horse Shoe, Bengeworth
Wheatley Josiah, Boot and Shoe Maker, Bridge St.
Whitford J. Schoolmaster, High street
Whitford Thomas, Slaterer and Plasterer, High st
Whitford Henry, Vict. and Plasterer, Lamb, High street
Whitford Richard, Hair Dresser, Bridge street
Whitford James, Shoe Maker, Bridge street
White Henry, Wheelwright, Vine street
White John, Tailor, Bridge street
White Thomas, Currier, High street
Whiting Mrs. Ladies Seminary, High street
Wickins Thomas, Stay Maker, Bridge street
Wilks William, Grocer, & Tea Dealer, Bridge st.
Williams Jane, Confectioner, Bridge street
Winter Humphrey, Gent. Bengeworth
Winstone Anthony, Vict. Duke of York, Bridge st.
Workman B. Solicitor, Bengeworth


Young John, Dealer, in Flour, Hops, &c. Bridge street


From Different Inns.


London – Mail every Afternoon at five, except Saturday, when it goes at four.
Worcester – Mail every Morning at half-past eight
London – Coach every Morning at half-past six.
Ditto ditto Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Mornings at half-past six.
Worcester – Coach every evening at eight.
Ditto ditto Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings at eight.


London – Coach every Morning at half-past six.
Worcester – Coach every Evening at seven.


London – Coach every Afternoon at three.
Worcester – Coach every Morning at half-past seven.
Done’s Waggons to Worcester, Upton, Stow on the Wold, &c. twice a week.
Dufty’s ditto ditto twice, a week.
Source: S Lewis Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory for 1820.