Wribbenhall Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Wribbenhall, a Hamlet in the parish of Kidderminster, from which town it is distant about 3 miles, is situated on the left bank of the Severn, immediately opposite Bewdley, with which it is connected by a noble bridge. The population in 1851 was 1142 inhabitants.

The Church is a large brick structure, with square tower. Rev. Charles Warner, Incumbent; Mr. William Taylor, Organist; Mr. Benjamin Pitt, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Parochial Schools are very neat and commodious rooms, with good accommodation for the teachers. Mr. William Taylor, Master; Mary Pitt, Mistress. Average number of scholars – boys, 30; girls, 30.

County Police Station – Thomas Baker, Officer.


Baker Slade, Esq., County Magistrate, Sandbourne House

Baker Mrs. Elizabeth

Baker Mr. Thomas

Ball Miss Martha

Bancks Christopher P., Esq., Mayor of Bewdley, Elm Cottage

Bancks Mr. Christopher

Berrow Mrs.

Cartwright Mrs. William

Cartwright Miss, The Cottage

Cary Miss, Northwood Cottage

Cole James, Esq., Magistrate, and surgeon

Croydon Mrs. Ann

Gill Mr.

Hemming Walter C., Esq., County Magistrate, Spring Grove

Hillman Mr. John, Rock Cottage

Lankester Mr. Benjamin

Meachem Mr. Thomas

Pardoe Mrs. Mary, Bank Cottage

Parton Mr. Joseph

Reynolds Mrs. Sarah, The Cottage

Skey Miss Caroline, Wassell Cottage

Wheatley Mrs. Hannah, Cypress Cottage

Woodhouse Mrs. Lydia

Yardley Mr. Thomas, Spring Vale Cottage

Yate Mrs. Ann, Rock Cottage

Ashwood George, victualler, Bridge Inn

Baker Thomas, Police Constable, Station

Barnett John, basket maker

Bishop Samuel, boot and shoe maker

Brinton John, carpet manufacturer, The Heath

Butler William, shopkeeper

Clark John, farmer, Wassell

Cole John, butcher

Crane Henry, farmer, Grey Green

Crane Benjamin, maltster

Dufty Joseph, market gardener

Fowler Thomas, blacksmith

Fox William, beer retailer, Rising Sun

Godfrey Susannah, victualler, Old Black Boy

Godsall William, farmer, Spring Grove Farm

Hinton Edward, tailor

Holder Michael J., tobacconist; house, Spring Hill

Holder James, painter and glazier

Holder Elizabeth, milliner and dress maker

Hollerton Richard, boot and shoe maker

Humphries William, boot and shoe maker

Jackson William, painter and glazier

Jefferies William, bricklayer

Jeffries John, boot and shoe maker

Lane William, victualler, Red Lion

Lawley George, blacksmith

Lewis Isaac, professor of music

Lewis John, farmer

Lowe John, and Co., rope and twine manufacturers

Mason John, tailor

Millward George, victualler and shopkeeper, Coach and Horses

Minton Thomas, wool agent, Spring Bank Cottage

Minton Edward, boot and shoe maker

Nicholas and Pardoe, solicitors; agents to the National Life and Law Fire Offices

Nicholas Edward Richmond, solicitor

Puckey Matthew, Supervisor of Inland Revenue

Richey Miss, day school mistress

Salter Jarvis, victualler, wheelwright, and blacksmith, Old Waggon and Horses

Smeathern Henry, boot and shoe maker

Sturge Charles, corn factor and farmer, Summer Hill

Tolley John, builder

Walford Thomas, boot and shoe maker

Williams Richard, farmer, Leightmarsh

Post Office – Mr. Joseph Guise, Sub-Postmaster. Arrival, 7 30 a.m.; despatch, 5 p.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855