Walcot-Cum-Membris is an extensive hamlet belonging to Holy Cross, Pershore, containing a population of 506 inhabitants. It is situated about 2½ miles from Pershore, on the main road to Worcester, and contains a few gardeners and farmer, the bulk of population consisting of the working class.

There is a small Methodist Chapel. No stated minister. Service 11 a.m. and 2 30 p.m.


Whitaker Mrs. Mary, Caldewell
Whitaker John, Esq., Magistrate, Caldewell
Whitaker George, Esq., Caldewell
Whitaker Rev. Thomas, Curate of Besford and Defford, Caldewell
Andrews Samuel, farmer
Badger Thomas, farmer, Chivington
Beard Samuel, market gardener
Bright Joseph, market gardener
Checketts Joseph, farmer
Ewins William, market gardener
Harley William, cider retailer
Kendrick Robert, beer retailer and shoe maker
Hill John, market gardener
Marshall William, shopkeeper
Pearce George, farmer
Proctor Richard, farmer, Windmill Hill
Simpson George, beer retailer, Plough and Harrow
South George, tailor
Stevens John, farmer
West Thomas, market gardener

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

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