Netherton St Andrew is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Worcestershire, created in 1844 from Dudley St Thomas Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Netherton near Dudley, Netherton

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church: St Andrew

Parish registers begin: None

Nonconformists include:

  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Baptists
  • Wesleyans
  • Primitive Methodists
  • New Connexion Methodists

Parishes adjacent to Netherton St Andrew

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NETHERTON, a village and a chapelry in Dudley parish, Worcester. The village stands on the Stour-bridge canal and the West Midland railway, near the boundary with Staffordshire, 1½ mile S of Dudley; has a station on the railway, a post-office under Dudley, and a good inn; and is a centre of extensive manufacturing establishments and of a extensive miningtrade. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Rated property, £10,050. Pop., 10,426. Houses, 1,964. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Earl of Dudley. There are some good residences. Mineral springs, similar to those of Cheltenham, with baths and a commodious inn, are at Saltwells-Wood. Scythes, spades, shovels, boilers, iron-tanks, iron-boats, gasometers, and chain-cables are extensively manufactured; coal and ironstone are extensively mined; and there are two large breweries, and several malthouses. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £300. Patron, the Vicar of Dudley. The church was built in 1830, at a cost of about £7,500; has a tower; contains 1,500 sittings; stands on high ground; and figures conspicuously over distances of many miles. A building used both as a chapel of ease and as a school is at Windmill-End; and a wooden one, similarly used, is at Dudley-Wood. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and New Connexion Methodists. There is also, in the centre of the village, a church-school for boys and girls.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Netherton Bennett’s Business Directory for Worcestershire, 1914

Netherton (Dudley) Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Netherton is a village in the parish of Dudley, from which it is distant about 2 miles; it includes Darby Hand, Bumble Hole, &c. The population is returned with that of Dudley.
The Church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is a very handsome and spacious stone building, and being erected on very high ground, commands a fine view of the surrounding neighbourhood. It was erected in 1830, at a cost of about £8,000; Lord Ward gave the land, and was likewise a very handsome contributor. Rev. George S. Traneker, Incumbent; Mr. Henry Weaver, Clerk. Service – 10 45 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The Baptist Chapel is at Sweet Turf. No stated minister. Service – 10 30a.m., 2 30 and 6 p.m.
There is also an Old Baptist chapel in this village. No stated minister. Service – 10 45 a.m., 2 45 and 6 p.m.
The Wesleyan Chapel, situate at Windmill End, is a small building. No stated minister. Service – 2 30 and 6 p.m.
There is a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Darby Hand. No stated minister. Service 10 30 a.m., 2 30 and 6 p.m.
The Primitive Methodist Chapel, at Windmill end, has no stated minister. Service – 2 30 and 6 p.m.
The Primitive Methodist Chapel (Noah’s Ark) is a small brick building, situate in the Cradley Road, erected 1851. No stated minister. Service – 11 a.m., 2 30 and 6 p.m.
The Methodist New Connexion have a small chapel here, erected 1848. No stated minister. Service – 10 30 a.m. and 2 30 p.m.; Thursday, 7 30 p.m.
There is also a Chapel belonging to the same sect at Darby Hand. No stated minister. Service – 10 30 a.m., 2 30 and 6 p.m.
The Netherton Church of England School, for boys and girls, is a large brick building, well adapted for the purpose for which it was erected; there is a house adjoining for the master. It is supported by contribution and the children’s payments. Average number of scholars – boys, 160; girls, 110. Mr. William Meese, Master; Silvia Meese, Mistress.
There is a Police Station in the Cradley Road. James Miles, Officer.


Traneker Rev. George S., Incumbent of St. Andrew’s, Primrose Hill
Whitfield Edwd., Esq., Withymore House
Woodall Mr. Thomas, Sweet Turf
Ames Davis, victualler, Druids Tavern
Ault Herbert, builder
Barker William C., linen draper, haberdasher, and hosier, Primrose Hill
Barnsley Thomas, gas-tube maker and beer retailer, New Town
Barnsley John, ironfounder and Jew’s-harp maker, Dudley Wood
Beddard William, grocer, and tea and provision dealer; and at Dudley
Birchill William, beer retailer, Traveller’s Rest. St. John’s St
Bird Ann, beer retailer, Rose and Crown, Darby Hand
Bishton William, victualler and chain maker, Crown
Bissell Benjamin, cooper, Darby Hand
British Company’s Works, Bumble Hole
Burgess Richard, day school, Darby Hand
Charles Jeremiah, beer retailer, Primrose Hill
Clee Thomas, chain manufacturer, New Town
Clifton John, boot and shoe maker
Cole William, butcher
Cole John, butcher, Sweet Turf
Cole Mary, butcher, Darby Hand
Cole Benjamin, butcher, Windmill End
Coley Benjamin, victualler and chain manufacturer, Elephant and Castle, Dudley Wood
Cooper William, victualler, Crown
Crew Sarah, victualler, Bull’s Head, St. John’s St
Crew James, shopkeeper, St. John’s St
Cutler Joseph, wheelwright
Dallow Thomas, beer retailer, Old Bush, Darby Hand
Danks Richard, beer retailer, Jolly Collier
Danks Benjamin, beer retailer, Royal Exchange
Danks James, beer retailer, Bird in Hand
Darby John, victualler, Royal Marine, Darby Hand
Darby John, tailor
Darby Susannah, victualler, Bull’s Head, Windmill End
Darby William, shopkeeper, Darby Hand
Davis Caroline, butcher, Darby Hand
Devenport James, victualler, Swan, Baptist End
Doody George, woollen draper and tailor, Primrose Hill; and at Stourbridge
Dorsett John, shopkeeper
Dunn John, agent to the People’s Assurance Society
Dunn Silvanus, hair dresser
Easthope Thomas, painter, plumber, and glazier
Edwards John, victualler, King William, Darby Hand
Egginton Joseph, shopkeeper
Fellows John Jeavons, victualler, Golden Cross, Dudley Wood
Fisher James B., oil and grease manufacturer, Blackbrook; house, Bank House, Dudley
Fletcher Mark, victualler, Loyal Washington
Fletcher James, beer retailer, Why Not
Golding Samuel, victualler, Sampson and Lion
Golding John, shopkeeper
Grainger James, ironmonger, tinman, and brazier
Grainger Joseph, grocer and provision dealer, Cradley Road
Grainger William, fruiterer
Grazebrook Michael, ironmaster
Grazebrook Michael and William, iron and coal masters
Green John, beer retailer, Darby Hand
Griffin James, and Son, manufacturers of scythes, hay and chaff knives, spades, shovels, &c., Withymoor Works
Griffiths Hannah, victualler, Bell, Cradley Road
Griffiths Edward, butcher
Haden William, ironmaster, Bumble Hole
Hampton Enoch, victualler, St. Andrew’s Tavern
Harper Henry, fire-brick and coal merchants, Willows
Hazelwood James, shopkeeper, Darby Hand
Hazelwood Joseph, shopkeeper, Darby Hand
Heeley Richard, butcher
Higgs Solomon, shopkeeper, Darby Hand
Higgins Samuel, shopkeeper
Hill Isaac, blacksmith
Hill John, beer retailer, Queen Victoria, Baptist End
Hingley Noah, and Sons, chain and anchor manufacturers, Netherton Iron Works
Hipkiss Richard, butcher
Hodgetts John, victualler, Hand of Providence, Darby Hand
Hoggarth John, tailor and draper
Hollies Sarah, beer retailer, Beehive, Darby Hand
Homer Benjamin, butcher, St. John’s St
Hotchkiss Thomas, victualler, Castle
Hotchkiss Michael, beer retailer, British Oak, Sweet Turf
James John, woollen draper, hatter, and clothier, St. John’s St
Johnson John, shopkeeper
Jones George, victualler, Navigation, Windmill End
Knowles John, victualler, Britannia
Lavender Joseph, shopkeeper
Little Edward, victualler, Boat, Bumble Hole
Little William, boot and shoe maker
Mainwaring Richard, druggist and shopkeeper
Millington John, beer retailer, Jolly Miner, Darby Hand
Mills Joseph, fruiterer, Cradley Road
Mole Thomas, butcher and farmer
Montgomery James, victualler, White Swan
Morgan George, victualler, Old Crown
Nash Jesse, grocer and provision dealer, Primrose Hill
Northall Isaiah, engineer and brass caster
Onslow William, victualler and maltster, Bird in Hand, Primrose Hill
Paine William, clothes dealer
Parkes Enoch, victualler, Windmill End
Pearce George, victualler, British Oak, Darby Hand
Pearson David, victualler, Gate Hangs Well, Darby Hand
Portman Solomon, beer retailer, Loving Lamb
Rolinson John, beer retailer, Bricklayers’ Arms
Roper john, victualler, Old Swan
Round Davis, shopkeeper
Round William, beer retailer, The Boat, Cradley Road
Russell Julius G., chemist and druggist, and British wine dealer
Salt William, beer retailer, White Lion, Primrose Hill
Sheldon Thomas, beer retailer, Red Lion, Primrose Hill
Smith William, grocer and provision dealer, Branch Post Office
Smith William, victualler and maltster, Hope Tavern
Taylor John, beer retailer, Dog and Duck, Windmill End
Thomas, William, victualler, Blue Ball, Bumble Hole
Thornings Jeremiah, miller, Primrose Hill
Tilley James, shopkeeper, Windmill End
Tilley Nancy, beer retailer, Wheat sheaf, Windmill End
Tromans James, chain manufacturer and general iron broker, New Town
Walker Joseph G., nail and chain manufacturer, Primrose Hill
Walker Francis, victualler, Eagle, Sweet Turf
Washington William, boat builder, Darby Hand
Weaver Samuel, boot and shoe maker, Darby Hand
Westwood John, agent to Netherton Colliery
Westwood Thomas, beer retailer, Boat and Anchor
While James, beer retailer, Cottage of Content
Williams Thos., victualler, Malt Shovel, Darby Hand
Woodall Samuel, professor of music, Sweet Turf
Woodall Joseph, boiler maker, Sweet Turf
Woodall Samuel, boiler maker, Old Buffery
Woodall William, shopkeeper
Woodhouse Josiah, shopkeeper, Dudley Wood
Woodward Joseph, manager to M. Grazebrook, Esq., Blackbrook Farm
Wright William, victualler, Bell, Netherton Hill

Post Office – William Smith, Sub-Postmaster. Arrival, 7 30 a.m.; despatch, 6 p.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855


  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Dudley
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Kidderminster
  • Poor Law Union: Dudley
  • Hundred: Halfshire
  • Province: Canterbury


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