Yardley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Acocks Green, Marston, Hay Mills and Hall Green.

Parish church: St. Edburgh

Parish registers begin: 1539

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Yardley

Historical Descriptions


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Yardley, a parish in the district of Solihull and county of Worcester; 4 miles E of Birmingham. It contains Stechford r. station in the N, and Acocks Green r. station in the S; is traversed by the Warwick and Birmingham canal; and has a post-office under Birmingham. Acres, 7,355. Real property, £25,252. Pop., in 1851, 2,753; in 1861, 3,848. Houses, 775. The manor has belonged since 1768 to the family of Taylor. There are many good residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £625. Patron, Mrs. M Severne. The church is good, and has a tower and spire. The p. curacy of Marston and the vicarage of Yardley Wood and Acocks-Green are separate benefices; and the first and the second have been separately noticed; while the third was constituted so late as 1867. A handsome new Independent chapel, with tower and spire, is at Acocks-Green; another Independent chapel is at Rushall-Lane; the Independent theological college, noticed in our article on Moseley, is at Wake Green; and there are an endowed grammar-school with £100 a-year, another endowed school with £70, a national school, and charities about £800.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72]

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Yardley (St. Edburgh), a parish, in the union of Solihull, Upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, Northfield and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 4½ miles (E.) from Birmingham; containing 2825 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Birmingham to Coventry, and is separated from the county of Warwick by a small rivulet. It comprises 6513a. 28p., of which 1809 acres are arable, 3889 pasture and meadow, 8 woodland, and the remainder canal, roads, and waste; the soil is a stiff loam, under which are extensive beds of clay. Great quantities of excellent red tiles are made, and conveyed to Birmingham, whence they are sent to various parts of the kingdom. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £9. 19. 4½.; net income, £463; patrons and impropriators, the family of Greswolde. The church exhibits various specimens of the early and later English styles; a gallery containing 100 free sittings, was erected in 1823. At Yardley Wood, in the parish, a church was built in 1844. The inhabitants have, from a very early period, enjoyed the benefit of certain lands and rent-charges granted to trustees for their use by different benefactors ; the revenue amounts to £833.19., appropriated to the maintenance of two schools, in paying house-rent for poor parishioners, repairs of the church and bridges, a distribution of bread and money twice a year, and apprenticing children. Job Marston, in 1703, bequeathed property for building and endowing a chapel at Hall Green; the rental amounts to £130; and the chapel, which was consecrated by Bishop Lloyd on the 25th of May, 1704, is a free chapel and donative, in the patronage of Trustees; incumbent, the Rev. David Davies, M.A. A gallery was added in 1836. The same testator bequeathed property now producing £111 per annum, which is appropriated to a distribution of clothing, bread, &c., and in apprenticing one or two children annually; and Henry Greswolde Lewis, in 1829, gave £1500, directing the dividends to be expended in clothing, bread, and meat.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Yardley – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, though, for the convenience of the inhabitants, assessed in the upper division of Halfshire, 5 miles E. from Birmingham, and 111 from London; containing 440 inhabited houses, nearly surrounded by Warwickshire. Considerable quantities of tiles are made here, which are forwarded by water-carriage from Birmingham, to different parts of the kingdom. It is a vicarage, Rev. Henry Gwyther, incumbent; instituted 1821; patron, Lord Milford. Population, 1801, 1906 – 1811, 1918 – 1821, 2313.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Acock’s Green

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Acock’s Green, a locality with a post-office under Birmingham and a station on the Oxford and Birmingham railway, 4¼ miles SE of Birmingham.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A Fullerton & Co. N.d.c. [1870-72].

Showells Dictionary of Birmingham 1885

Acock’s Green, a few years back only a little village, is fast becoming a thriving suburban town. The old estate, of about 150 acres, was lotted out for building in 1839, the sale being then conducted by Messrs. E. and C. Robbins, August 19. The Public Hall, which cost about £3,000, was opened December 20, 1878 ; its principal room being 74 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 30 feet high.

Source: Showell’s Dictionary of Birmingham 1885.


Acocks Green Bennett’s Business Directory 1899

 Acocks Green Institute, Dudley Park rd
Armstrong The Misses A R & M, stationary, fancy goods, books and magazines, &c., The Library, Warwick rd
Averill J, fish, game, poultry & rabbit salesman, Warwick rd
Beech G, dairyman and farmer
Bick J, nurseryman & seedsman, The Nurseries. Plans and estimates for laying out and planting new grounds in all newest designs
Birmingham Woven Wire Mattress Co, Limited, Pioneer works
Blackwell W, grocer, Warwick rd
Boston M M, modiste, Compton house, Warwick rd
Bourne W, fruiterer, Warwick rd, Poultry, fresh butter, new-laid eggs, etc. Families waited on daily. Light work done with horse and cart
Bradford C, surgeon, Warwick rd
Bridges D, baker & grocer, Warwick house
Bridges S, builder, Warwick rd
Britannia Inn, Warwick rd – A Doody
Brooks E M, baker & confectioner, Summer rd
Brown R F, milliner, draper, hosier & general outfitter, Marlborough house. Registry office for servants. Agent for Pullars Dye works
Cattell F G, grocer & provision merchant, West End house, W & A Gilbeys wines and spirits, Bass Ale, and Guiness’s stout
Chappell H, saddler & harness maker, Warwick rd, Red Lion square
Cherry E H, cabinet maker & carpenter, station rd. Greenhouses, garden frames, trellis work, wheelbarrows, etc. All kinds of jobbing work done. Residence, 9 Lincoln rd
Clifford G W, purveyor, pickled tongues, corned beef, etc, Warwick rd. Meat sent to all parts of the neighbourhood daily
Crooks J H, The Acocks Green Bazaar for all kinds of earthenware, tinware, hardware, stationery and fancy goods, Warwick rd. Also circulating library. Goods lent on hire
Cumberland House, ladies school, Station rd
Davis A, butcher, Station rd
Davies F, landscape gardener, Warwick rd
Drummond A, surgeon, Victoria rd
Ellis W, hairdresser & tobacconist, Excelsior buildings, Warwick rd. every description of smokers requisites. Try our “Key West,” 2 d each, 7 for 1s
Ellis A, boot and shoe maker, Warwick rd
Ford W, tobacconist, Station rd
Frost J, house agent, Post Office. Also fire, life, and accident insurance
Frost J, operative and dispensing chemist from Debastro and Watson, London, chemists to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Post Office
Garbett J & Co, Huntley and Palmer’s and Jacob’s celebrated biscuits and cakes; all goods at town prices. Noted for unparalleled quality in grocery and provisions. Warwick rd
Great Western Hotel, Yardley rd – S Hayden
Grindley W, grocer, Warwick rd
Hackett J, coal merchant, Warwick rd
Harris W, boot maker, Stafford house, Warwick rd
Harris H R, general dealer, Yardley rd
Hemming J, fruit & Potato salesman, Warwick rd
Hamon G T, general draper, hosier, milliner, and haberdasher, Manchester house. All kinds of wool (Berlin, Fleecy, Scotch, Shetland, etc).
High School for Boys, Yardley rd – F H Simpson
Hodges F, confectioner and baker, Warwick rd
Hodges W, tobacconist & refreshment rooms, Warwick rd Howle R, grocer, tea dlr & provision merchant, Warwick rd. Agent for Mazawattee tea, Huntley and Palmers celebrated biscuits, Crosse and Blackwell goods. Established 1869
Hulston Mrs, registry office, Station rd
Hulston H A, baker & confectioner, Station rd
James Misses, dressmakers, Warwick rd
Jessop J A, chemist, Warwick rd
Johnson G, licensed practical chimney sweeper, Station rd. Cleaner of flues of every description
Johnson G, coal merchant, Station rd
Kent Mrs M, general dealer, Shirley rd
Kent T, cab and car propr, Warwick rd
King G, boot & shoe mnfr, Station rd
Lewis G E, stationer, The Library
Lucas G H, cook & confectioner, Warwick rd
Martin A, pork butcher, Warwick rd
Mason A T, baker & confectioner, The Hygienic bakery. Cakes and all kinds of pastry made to order. Dailey deliveries to all parts
Merriman Mrs, dressmaker, Yardley rd
Metropolitan Bank, Ltd, Warwick rd – W H Oakley sub-manager
Mytton F, grocer, Yardley rd
New Inn, Warwick rd – Mrs E Proffitt
Old Dolphin Inn, Warwick rd – J Pagett
Parsonage T, baker, Foxhollies rd
Patterson H, butcher, Warwick rd
Price T & Son, builders, Yardley rd
Price W T, stationer & newsagent, The News Agency
Red Lion Hotel, Warwick rd – W Milnes
Ripley A, hair dresser, Station rd
Rosten W M, surgeon, Carlton house
Sheldon E, coal merchant, Yardley Tunnel wharf
Simmonds F, shoeing & general smith, Station rd
Smith, Crescens & Sons, builders & plumbers, Warwick rd
Smith Mrs, hardware dlr, Warwick rd
Spread Eagle Inn, Warwick rd – I Bissell
Stubbs E, dispensing chemist, Warwick rd. Special attention given to the dispensing of prescriptions; none but the finest quality of drugs and chemicals are used
Thornton G, fruit and potato salesman, Warwick rd
Tuner G E, wheelwright, Shirley rd
Tustin J C, grocer, West End House
Wellesbourne College, Warwick rd
White G, cabinet maker & upholsterer, Warwick rd
Walker & Pegg, cycle mnfrs, Park View, Warwick rd. Ladies machines specially made to order
Willcox J, furniture remover & car propr, Station road
Williams & Boddy, builders & decorators, Station road
Wright Mrs E O, fancy draper, Clifton house, Warwick rd
Young Womens Christian Association, station rd
Source: Bennetts Business Directory (Worcestershire Section) 1899; Bennett & Co. Printers and Publishers, Birmingham.

Hay Mills Bennetts Business Directory 1899

 Bones S, corn factor, 9 Coventry rd
Briley F J, building contractor, Coventry rd
BROWN J B, draper, milliner, hosier, glover and haberdasher, etc. Manchester house, 52 Coventry rd
Bulls Head Inn, Coventry rd – R Russell
Burley C and Co, cycle makers, Red Hill rd
Comley T J, confectioner, Lincoln house
Derrington and Sons, brick mnfrs, Speedwell rd
Durnell Mrs M, grocer, 27 Coventry rd
Eastmans Ltd, family butchers, 39 Coventry rd
ELLIS A, pawnbroker, Kings rd. The oldest and best known pawnbroker in the district
Everitt J, hairdresser etc, 49 Coventry rd
Franklin J E, grocery and provision stores, 54 Coventry rd
Frazer Bros, bedstead mnfrs, Kings rd
Glaze F, pawnbroker, Lombard house
Goodwin and Son, butchers, 59 Coventry rd
Gwyther Coffee House, Coventry rd – W Palmer
Hadley E, the boot mart, 79 Coventry rd
Hall Dr, surgeon, Highfields, Coventry rd
Hardie T, fancy draper, 13 Coventry rd
Harris C, baker, 25 Coventry rd
Harrison R E, butcher, 3 Coventry rd
Hay Mills Furnishing Stores, 50 Coventry rd
Hay Mills Tavern, Coventry rd – R C Harrison
Hemming J, fruiterer, 5 Coventry rd
Hewlett A, tea and coffee house, 7 Coventry rd
HILEY A F, coal dealer, 20 Coventry rd. All orders promptly attended to
HILEY MRS J, stationer, bookseller, newsagent, glass, china and earthenware dealer, 20 Coventry rd
Hoskin Bros, woven wire mattress mnfrs, Francis rd
Hunter T jun, fruiterer etc, 58 Coventry rd
Jacques A jun, boot and shoe maker, 43 Coventry rd
Jacques, Holbeche and Jacques, bakers, 41, 125 and 127 Coventry rd
KESSELER MRS, dressmaker, milliner and fancy draper, hosier, glover, haberdasher etc, Coventry rd
Kilby W W, tobacconist, 17 Coventry rd
Latch and Batchelor Ltd, Wire Mills
LEONARD W H, ironmonger, hardware and general dealer, oil and lamp mcht, 75 Coventry rd
Lombard Cycle Co, Coventry rd
Madge C, fruiterer, 57 Coventry rd
Mansell J, baker, 30 Coventry rd
Mansfield C, grocer etc, 131 Coventry rd
Marriott Cycle Co Ltd, Kings rd
Marston W, fruiterer, 23 Coventry rd
Matthews C, tobacconist, 22 Coventry rd
Matthews G, ironmonger, 29 Coventry rd
Meadows T S, Red Hill House Dairy, Coventry rd
NEWMAN A, grocer, provision mcht, and corn dealer, 1 Redhill rd, Coventry rd
Owen A, sugar boiler, 31 Coventry rd
Pendered J T, confectioner, 15 Coventry rd
Penfield T, furniture remover, Coventry rd
Plough and Harrow, Coventry rd – T Dunn
Price C, butcher, 60 Coventry rd
SHOVELBOTTOM C J, the Original Hay Mills tobacco shop, 45 Coventry rd. Tobaccos of best brands
SPENCER W, dispensing and family chemist by examination, 11 Coventry rd
Spokes and Co, cycle mnfrs, Red hill
Terry W, jewellers etc, Time house, Coventry rd
Terry W jun, butcher, 83 Coventry rd
Trussler J, grocer and draper, Post Office, Coventry rd
Tulk W, pork butcher, 53 Coventry rd
Turner T, tripe dresser, 5 Coventry rd
WALTON & SONS, carpenters, joiners, and general builders, 65 Coventry rd
Ward G, Quadrant Drug Stores, 129 Coventry rd
Whitfield, ironfounder, Kings rd
Whitlock H, newsagent, Coventry rd
Wood S B, grocer, 23 Coventry rd
Wright T, butcher, 26 Coventry rd
Young J, grocer, Coventry rd
Source: Bennetts Business Directory (Worcestershire Section) 1899; Bennett & Co. Printers and Publishers, Birmingham.

Yardley Trades Directory 1861

Those marked + have places of business in Birmingham.
Post Office. — Letters arrive from Birmingham, at 7.30 a.m., and are despatched at 6.20 p.m. — John Green, postmaster. Hall Green. — Letters arrive from Birmingham, at 7.25 a.m., and are despatched at 6.0 p.m. — W. Matthews, postmaster.
Adams Samuel, farmer, Coventry road
Allcott James, retail brewer
Ashmole Miss Theresa S., Grove house
Ashmore Mias Susan
Aston Charles, victualler, Yardley Arms
Baldock George, farmer, Tysley
Baldwin Mr. Joseph, Red hill house
Bartlett Henry, saddler and harness maker
Barrows Mr. Joseph, Poplar grove
+ Baxter Mr. Edward, Westbourn house
Biddle Ambrose, fanner, Stetchford
Biddle Harriet, ladies’ school
Biddle Henry, farmer, Church end cottage
Biddle William, whitesmith, Red hill
+ Billing Mr. Martin
Birch Robert, farmer
Bird Daniel, farmer, Lee hall house
Blakeway Mr. John, farmer, Tysley
Bradford Samuel R., baker. Greet
Brewin Mrs. Sophia, Oaklands
Briscoe Mr. William, Newbridge
Burbery Robert, farm bailiff
Chambers Mrs. Mary, school, Kits green
Chell James, schoolmaster
Clews Joseph, farmer, Showell green
Clifton Rev. Alfred, M. A., Yardley wood
Colmore Thomas, Esq. (J. P.), Lea hall
Cooper M. A., dressmaker, Coventry road
Cox James, cattle dealer
Cullwick Sirs. Sarah, Yew tree lane
Dallaway Joseph, farmer, Blakeley hall
Dallaway Mrs. Mary, Yew tree
Deakin Joseph, farmer
Dutton James, nurseryman, Greet
Edwards T., shopkeeper aad parish clerk, Sarehill
Evans, Charles, maltster
Fairley Mr. James, Stechford
Flavell Mr. Samuel, Yardley house
Free Grammar School ; Mr. James Chell, master
Graham George, farmer and corn merchant
Graham George, junior, farmer
Gray James, draper, Greet
Green John, tailor
Gwyther Rev. H., M.A., vicar of Yardley
Haines Mr. William
Hargrave Robert, farmer
Hargrave Robert, jun., farmer
Harvey George, vict, Bull’s Head
Harrison William, butcher
Heath Mrs. W., Holly cottage
Heath John, maltster and vict, Talbot
Herbert Sarah, ladies’ school, Tysley
Higgings Joeeph, farmer
Hiley Richard, vict, New Inn
Hill Joseph, farmer, Tysley
Hinkley Mr. William, Vintage house
Holmes Joseph, vict. Hay Mill Tavern
+ Holloway Daniel, auctioneer
+ Holloway Mr. John
Holloway Robert, maltster, Coventry road
+ Hopkins Abraham, farmer and maltster
+ Hopkins Abraham, farmer
Hopkins Charles, vict, Old Ring of Bells
Hopkins John, maltster, Coventry road
Horton Joseph, grocer
Horsefall Mr. William, Red hill
Hughes William, blacksmith
Iliff Miss Lousia, the Oaks
Jenkins Thomas, fanner. Greet
Jennings I., vict, Swan Inn, Coventry rosd
Jones Allen, maltster, Coventry road
Josephs John, spectacle maker
Kenway G. B., commission agent, Western cottage
Kemp Joseph, brickmaker, Red hill
Kimberley E. N., Esq., Gilbertetone house
King Mrs. Elizabeth, Tysley
King John, farmer, the Firs
Kiss Thomas, commercial traveller
Lancaster Thomas, rope manfctr, Tysley
Law Mrs. Eleanor
Law Richard, farmer, Red hill
Leedham Edward, farmer
Leake Charles, grocer, Tysley
Little Richard, gardener
Lichfield Mr. John
Madeley Mr. William York
Mander Mr. Thomas, Churchfield
Manox Mary, retail brewer, Greet
Mansfield Thomas, farmer
Marston Mr. William, farmer
Martin Joseph, farmer, Red hill
Marris William, farmer, Hall green
Matthews Joseph, farmer and dairyman, Coventry road
Mayou Thomas, maltster, Coventry road
Mullis Ann, retail brewer, Tysley
Mullis James, farmer, Coldbath farm
Palmer Mr. Thomas, Broad yate cottage
Parks Mrs. Hannah, Tysley
Ravenhall Charles, maltster
Rhodes William and John, soap boilers
Riley John, retail brewer
Riss Thomas, commercial traveller
Roberts Samuel, fishing tackle maker, Greet
Round Edwin, farmer and wheelwright
Rowley Maria, vict, Bull’s Head, Stechford
Saxelby Thomas, farmer, Greet
Sheaelt Mr. Charles, Tysley
Sheldon Edwd., farmer, Swansworth farm
Sheldon Mr. John, Churchfield cottage
Shilton Mr. Edmund, Claremont villa
Simkin William O., farmer, Hall green
Smallbrook John, maltster
Smith Caesar, farmer, Moseley wake green
Smith Henry, corn miller, Wash mill
Smith John, farmer and baker, Coventry rd
Smith John and Henry , millers, Wash mill, Hall green
Smith Rowland, excise officer
Smith Thomas, farmer, Robin Hood
Sprye Henry, parish clerk
Stanley Mrs. Sarah, Rose cottage
Steedman Benjamin, farmer, Shaftmore
Swinson Henry, surgeon, Red hill
+ Taylor Mr. Joseph
Terry Mrs. Ann, Showell green
Thomley Mrs. E., Rile house
Thornton Sarah, shopkeeper
Tomkinson George, farmer
Tomlinson Mrs. Eliza., farmer, Stetchford
Tomlinson George, farmer
Turner Benjamin, wheelwright, Coventry rd
Turner Mr. Julius, Tysley
Twist E., coal merchant, Field house farm
Wait John, farmer, Yardley wood
Waldron Joseph, grocer, Yardley wood
Waldron Joseph, file maker, Yardley wood
Walker Thomas, farmer, Grove lane
Waring Thomas, shopkeeper, Yardley wood
Watson Joseph, grocer
Wells George, farmer, Stetchford
Westwood Joseph, shoemaker, Red hill
Whitehouse George, farmer, Yardley wood
Whitlock William, surveyor, Greet
Whitlock Mrs. Sarah, Greet
Whittle Mr. Joseph, Tysley
+ Wild Edward, farmer and butcher
Wooldridge Richard, farmer, Fox’s green
Woolton Mrs. Elizabeth, Greet
Yates Charles, farmer, Lee hall
Yates Charles, wheelwright, Broad yate

Source: Corporation General and Trades Directory of Birmingham and Wolverhampton; William Cornish, Birmingham; 1861.

Yardley (With Yardley Wood and Hall Green) 1855

Yardley is a very extensive parish, about 4 miles from Birmingham. The soil is fruitful, and the neighbourhood exceedingly pleasant, abounding with numerous gentlemen’s seats and villas. It is divided from Warwickshire by the river Cole, over which are several bridges. The parish contained according to the last census, 2753 inhabitants.
The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Edburgh, is a very fines structure, exhibiting various specimens of the English style of architecture. It has a square tower, and a massive and beautifully-proportioned spire. Rev. Henry Gwyther, Vicar; Mr. Henry Spry, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The CHAPEL at Hall Green is a large and commodious brick building. Rev. J. W. Harte, Incumbent; Mr. W. Knowles, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
There is a DISTRICT CHURCH at Yardley Wood. Rev. Alfred Clifton, Incumbent; Mr. Shipton, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
There is a CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL at Rushall Lane. No stated minister. Service – 11 a.m., 2 30 and 6 p.m.
There is an ENDOWED SCHOOL near the church, with a branch at Hall Green. Mr. James Chell, Master of the School at Yardley; Mr. Thomas Swinburn, Master at Hall Green.
There is a NATIONAL SCHOOL in the village. Sarah Wilde, Mistress. Average number of scholars, 30.
The COUNTY POLICE STATION is in the Coventry Road. John Hall, Officer.


Allen Mr. John
Allport Mr. James
Ashmore Miss
Billing Mr. Martin, The Shrubbery
Bowen Mr. William, Spark Hill
Brewin Mr. Charles, Coventry Road
Cattell Mr. James
Clifton Rev. Alfred, M.A., Yardley Wood
Cope Charles Henry, Esq., Spark Hill
Davison Rev. J. R.
Deadicott Mr. Joseph
Dipple Mr. John, Lea
Flavell Samuel, Esq.
Foulkes Mr. William Charles
Gwyther Rev. Henry, Vicar
Harte Rev. Joseph William, B.A., Spark Brook
Harrison Mr. William, Hall Green
Hartop Mr.
Haynes Mr. Benjamin
Haynes Mr. William
Holder Mr. Henry
Holloway Mr. John
Iliffe The Misses
Jones Mr. John
Jones Mr. Samuel, Yew Tree Cottage
Keller Mr. Kewis, Acock’s Green
King Mrs. Warwick Road
Lloyd James, jun., Esq., Magistrate, Showell Green
Lloyd G. B., Esq., banker
Lloyd Thomas, Esq.
Lloyd Mrs.
Madeley Mrs. Ann
Mansfield Mrs. Mary Sarah
Mansfield Mr. William
Mason Edwin F., Esq.
Meredith Miss
Millward Mr. Charles
Molesworth Joseph, Esq.
Naden George, Esq., Green Bank
Nevill Edward, Esq., Hay Hall
Palmer Mr. Thomas, Broad Gates Cottage
Patterson Mr. William, Chapel House
Perkins Mr. George, Showell Green
Perkins Mr. Thos., Moseley Wake Green
Pickard Thomas M., Esq., Lee Hall
Rock Mrs., Hall Green
Rogers Mr. Thomas
Simcox John, Esq.
Smith Mrs., Crown Cottage
Standley Mrs., Rose Cottage
Terry Mrs., Showell Green
Thornley Mr. Samuel
Turner Mr. Julius
Wassell Mr. Edward
Waterson Mr. Thomas, Hall Green
Wells Mr. George
Whittle Mr. Joseph, Warwick Road
Adams Samuel, farmer, Coventry Road
Allbutt John, farmer
Allday Thomas, farmer
Allen Joseph, painter, Greet
Allnot James, beer retailer, Coventry Road
Arnold Richard, farmer, and coal dealer
Baldock George, farmer, and wheelwright
Baldwin Elizabeth, farmer
Bate Thomas, horse-dealer
Bates Messrs., farmers; house, King’s Norton
Beech Richard, farmer, Acock’s Green
Biddle Ann, farmer, Hill House
Biddle Samuel, farmer
Biddle William, wheelwright, Coventry Road
Birch Robert, farmer
Bird Daniel, farmer, Lea
Boston Thomas, coal dealer
Bosworth Joseph, farmer, Flaxley’s Farm
Boyce Mrs. and Miss, boarding school
Bradnack Isaac, shopkeeper, Coventry Road
Bradnack John, baker, Lea
Bradnack Thomas, victualler, Dog and Partridge
Briscoe Joseph, farmer, Greet Mill Hill
Briscoe William, farmer, New Bridge
Brooks Edgar, gun maker
Bullivant Mrs., cattle dealer, Greet
Burton George, farmer, Hall Farm
Chell James, schoolmaster
Chillingworth Benjamin, farmer
Clemson Edward, blacksmith, Coventry Road
Clews Joseph, farmer
Cliff Thomas, maltster, and farmer
Cooper Ann, victualler, Bull’s Head
Craddock John, farmer, Hay Hall
Dallaway Mrs., farmer, Stichford
Dallaway Joseph, farmer, Blakeley Hall
Deakin Joseph, farmer, Fast Pits
Dolphin Edward, farmer
Edwards Richard, market gardener, and farmer
Edwards Thomas, farmer
Gadsby John, farmer
Gough John, farmer
Graham George, farmer
Hampton Thomas, dairyman
Hall John, police constable, Coventry Road
Hargeave Abraham, farmer
Hargeave Robert, farmer
Harris Joseph, shopkeeper, Coventry Road
Harris Samuel, blacksmith, Warwick Road
Harris Thomas. Shoe maker, Acock’s Green
Harrison William, butcher
Hart Charles, farmer
Hart Henry, gun maker, and beer retailer, Great Western Railway Inn, Acock’s Green
Hawker Thomas, farmer
Heath John, victualler, and maltster, Talbot
Hemus Ann, beer retailer, and farmer
Hill Joseph, metal roller
Hinks John, farmer, Sarehall
Hinks John, jun., farmer, Sarehall
Holloway Daniel, auctioneer
Holloway Robert, farmer, maltster, and brick maker
Hodgkinson George, banker’s clerk
Holmes Benjamin, shoe maker
Holmes Joseph, victualler, Hay Mill Tavern, Coventry Road
Hopkins Abraham, farmer, New House
Hopkins Abraham, farmer, Fast Pit House
Hopkins Charles, gardener, and victualler, Old Ring of Bells
Hopkins Thomas, farmer
Horsfall James, wire drawer, Wire Mill
Jacques Samuel, farmer
Jager Mrs. Sarah, boarding school
Jarvis William Thomas, shoe maker and shopkeeper, Acock’s Green
Jenkins Thomas, farmer
Jennings Isaac, victualler and butcher, Swan, Coventry Road
Jones Benjamin, porter dealer, Spark Hill
Kemp Sarah, victualler, Bull’s Head, Hall Green
King Edward, farmer, Broom Hall
King John, farmer, Greet
King William, farmer, Hall Green Hall
Knowles William, shoe maker, and Parish Clerk, Hall Green
Lancaster Thomas, rope maker, Warwick Road
Lawley Thomas, farmer
Leak Charles, wheelwright, and shopkeeper
Lee Ann, farmer
Lee James, needle maker
Lee Joseph, farmer and miller
Leedham Edward, farmer
Madeley William York, tanner
Mander John, miller
Mansfield Thomas, farmer
Martin Joseph, farmer, Hall Green
Martin Joseph, farmer, Coventry Road
Mason William, tailor, Warwick Road
Matthews Henry, carpenter
Matthews Joseph, farmer
Maulin Joseph, farmer
Mayou Richard, victualler and maltster, New Inn
Mayou Thomas, maltster
Middleton William, farmer
Mitchell William, farmer
Mullis James, shopkeeper, Acock’s Green
Mullis John, beer retailer
Nash John, farmer
Neal John, farmer
Nossiter Charles, auctioneer
Palmer Thomas, farmer
Parkes George, farmer, and maltster
Parrott John, farmer, and shoe maker
Parsons John, farmer
Payton Joseph, farmer
Peake Henry, victualler, Old Dolphin, Acock’s Green
Price Thomas, victualler, Mermaid, Spark-brook
Pritchard E. S., farmer, Cold Bath
Rabone Abraham, farmer
Rabone Charles, farmer
Rabone John, victualler, and farmer, Spread Eagle, Acock’s Green
Reynolds William H., malt-mill maker, and at Birmingham (see advertisment)
Riley John, brick maker, and beer retailer
Roberts Samuel, needle maker
Roberts Humphrey, farmer, Iron Hall
Rowley Charles, wheelwright
Rowley George, victualler, Bull’s Head, Stichford
Saxelby Thomas, farmer
Sealey Thomas, farmer
Slater John, Inland Revenue Officer, Coventry Road
Smallbrook John, farmer, and maltster
Smith Caesar, farmer, Moseley Wake Green
Smith James, farmer
Smith John, farmer, Cold Bath
Smith John, baker, Coventry Road
Smith Thomas, farmer, Paradise
Standley John, farmer, Field Farm
Steadman Benjamin, farmer, Shaftmoor
Sutton John, shopkeeper, Yardley Wood
Swinburn Thomas, schoolmaster, Hall Green
Taverner Edward, farmer
Taylor Joseph, farmer, Acock’s Green
Thomas Samuel, locksmith
Thornton Henry, farmer
Tomkins James, dairyman
Tomlinson Henry, farmer
Waldron Joseph, brick maker, and beer retailer
Waldron Joseph, jun., corn factor and shopkeeper
Walker Thomas, farmer
Wait John, farmer, Yardley Wood
Ward Joseph, shopkeeper, Hall Green
Waring Jonas, farmer
Wathew Henry, farmer, Grove Farm
Webb James, farmer
Westwood Joseph, shoe maker
Wharton John, shoe maker
Whatmore John, farmer, Fox’s Green
Whitehouse George F., farmer
Wilmott George, surveyor
Yates Charles, farmer
The Post Office is in the village. Mr. John Green, Postmaster. Delivery, 8 a.m.; despatch, 6 p.m. There is a Branch Post Office at Hall Green. Henry Matthews, Sub-Postmaster. Delivery, 8 a.m.; despatch, 9 p.m.
Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855.

Yardley Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Yardley, 4 miles from Birmingham, containing 359 houses and 1906 inhabitants. This parish is very extensive, and has the chapelry of Marston annexed. It has a manufactory of burnt tiles from which the town of Birmingham is chiefly supplied.

Adams J. wheelwright
Adams Samuel smith
Amos John, farmer
Avery Jos. Jun. farmer
Baldwin Edw. farmer
Bateman Thos. surveyor
Beach Thomas, gent.
Bedford Thomas, gent.
Biddle Samuel, farmer
Biddle Joseph, chemist
Biddle Richard, farmer
Biddle Edward, farmer
Bingham Samuel, farmer
Birch John, maltster
Birkett Henry, gent.
Blount John, surgeon
Bradnack Isaac, farmer
Briscoe Richard, farmer
Briscoe John, farmer
Brookhouse Nat. farmer
Brown A. schoolmistress
Bullivant John, farmer
Bullivant A. farmer
Bullivant Joseph, farmer
Burkinshaw Rich. gent.
Butcher William, vict.
Butler William, farmer
Causer Ann, farmer
Chambers B. farmer
Chambers Wm. farmer
Chilwell Christ. farmer
Clark Charles, gent.
Colmore Thomas, gent.
Cook Benj. brass founder
Cox William, gent.
Cross William, gent.
Crow Mary Ann
Davis John, victualler
Davis Joseph, smith
Deakin John, farmer
Dipple John, shoemaker
Dolphin John, gent.
Dolphin John, jun. gent.
Dunn Ann, farmer
Dunkenson Edw. miller
Dyott Joseph, esq.
Edwards John, farmer
Edwards J. wheelwright
Fell Rev. Joseph
Fell John, farmer
Freeman Joseph, farmer
Goodrick William, gent
Gossage Wm. farmer
Grant Daniel, gent.
Greenway Wm. farmer
Guest John, whitster
Guest Joseph, baker
Guest Samuel, whitster
Guest John, jun. maltster
Gwilt Thomas, farmer
Harrison Samuel, farmer
Hawkins William, vict.
Hayes James, gent.
Haywood Thos. maltster
Heath Abraham, farmer
Heath Thomas, maltster
Hedges Thomas, grocer
Hemus William, vict.
Hipkiss Mary, farmer
Holloway Robert, farmer
Holloway Mary, schoolmistress
Holt John, farmer
Homer Henry, farmer
Hopkins James, farmer
Hopkins Thomas, farmer
Hopkins Charles, farmer
Hopkins A. maltster
Hopkins Alice, farmer
Hopkins John, farmer
Hopkins Daniel, farmer
Horton William, farmer
Horton W. timber dealer
Hughes Benjamin, factor
Jaeger J. H. schoolmaster
Jennings Benj. farmer
Jennings Isaac, butcher
Jones William, farmer
Kemp Richard, vict.
Kennedy George, surgeon
Key Widow, huckster
King Thomas, farmer
King William, farmer
Lea William, bricklayer
Litchfield Wm. farmer
Lucock Thos. bricklayer
Lyndon William, farmer
Madeley William, farmer
Manning John, farmer
Mansfield Wm. farmer
Mansfield Mary, farmer
Marston William, farmer
Mason William, tailor
Mathew Wm. carpenter
Meredith R. wheelwright
Minchull Geo. Toy maker
Moss William, farmer
Muchall Rd. merchant
Nash John, victualler
Osbourne Joseph, farmer
Palmer John, tailor
Palmer Thomas, tailor
Parkes George, farmer
Pemberton Thos. farmer
Priest Mary, farmer
Rabone John, farmer
Rabone James, smith
Reeves Joseph, farmer
Reppington Robt. farmer
Reynolds Geo. maltster
Richards Joseph, gent.
Robins Ann, brickmaker
Rogers Alice, farmer
Rushton Eliz. farmer
Russell Mr. gent.
Salmon Thos. ironmonger
Salmon Richard, gent.
Scotton Thomas, farmer
Scudamore Thos. farmer
Shaw Richard, miller
Sims William, gent.
Sivetter Joseph, miller
Smallbrook John, maltster
Smallbrook John, jun. maltster
Smith William, miller
Solomon A. gent.
Steedman Benj. farmer
Stephens George, farmer
Swinburn B. schoolmistress
Syers Robert, farmer
Tabberner Ann, miller
Taverner William, vict.
Taylor Robert, farmer
Taylor Thomas, maltster
Taylor John, farmer
Taylor Henry, huckster
Terry Isaac, farmer
Thickbroom Mary, farmer
Thornton Sam. maltster
Todd Moss, farmer
Tomlinson John, maltster
Turner Joseph, farmer
Tutin Richard, butcher
Vyse Rd. schoolmaster
Underhill Richard, gent.
Waldron Thos. huckster
Walker William, farmer
Waterhouse Wm. farmer
Ward John, farmer
Webb Joseph, whitesmith
Welch Lovelace, gent.
Welch Henry, farmer
Wickens E schoolmistress
Williams Widow, farmer
Willington Jos. farmer
Wells William, maltster
Wright John, farmer
Yates Charles, maltster
Yeomens John, farmer

Source: S Lewis Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory for 1820.


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

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