KELLY'S 1896 DIRECTORY

The entry for Cradley in Kelly's 1896 directory has 274 commercial listings, and 66 private residents.



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CRADLEY is a township, extensive and populous district, and an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1799 from the civil parish of Halesowen, on the borders of Staffordshire, the river Stour separating it from Cradley Heath in that county; it has a station on the Birmingham and Stourbridge section of the Great Western railway, 2 miles east from Stourbridge, 4 south from Dudley and 9 south-west from Birmingham, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of Lower Halfshire, Stourbridge petty sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery of Dudley and archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester.

The town itself lies a little off the main road and forms part of a populous mercantile and manufacturing neighbourhood, in which the iron trade is carried on in all its branches; water is supplied by the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company and gas by the Cradley Heath Gas Company.

The church, erected in 1789, and until its consecration in 1798 a chapel belonging to Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, is an edifice of brick, repaired in 1874-5, at a cost of about 4,500 and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a brick tower added in 1876 and containing 8 bells, shown in the Vienna exhibition of 1873; a new font was introduced in 1867 and an organ built at a cost of 400: there are 750 sittings, 350 being free. In 1852 a grant of land was made by the sons of the late Rev. George Biggs (a former rector of Halesowen) for the enlargement of the burial grounds of this parish, and a second enlargement of one acre was made in 1874. The register of baptisms and burials dates from 1785 and marriages 1802. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value 280, in the gift of the Rector of Halesowen, and held since 1892 by the Rev. Robert Henry Edmondson B.A. of Trinity College, Dublin. The great tithes are held by the lay impropriator, Mr. Jeston Homfray. Here is a Unitarian chapel, built in 1796, Baptist, in 1803, Wesleyan, in 1873, Primitive Methodist, in 1882, and New Connexion Methodist in 1856.

Messrs. Harper and Moores, Messrs. King Brothers and Messrs. Samuel Evers and Sons, are manufacturers of fire bricks, clay retorts and crucibles, and proprietors of the Stourbridge clay. One mile from the northern extremity of Cradley, in a romantic, richly-timbered vale, is a spring of salt water, called the "Lady Well," highly esteemed on account of its medicinal qualities; in the summer it is very much frequented.

There are a few handsome residences here : Hatherton Lodge is the residence of Sir Benjamin Hingley bart. J.P.; The Elms is the property of Mrs. Strawson; Fairview is occupied by Samuel Hingley esq. J.P. and Colman Hill Grange by Thomas Darby esq. Viscount Cobham is lord of the manor.

The principal landowners are the New British Iron Company, Jeston Homfray esq., James Holcroft esq. of Stourbridge, James Payton Badley esq. of Dudley, and the Old Swinford Hospital, exors. of Mrs. King, of Wollescote Hall, Stourbridge, Messrs. Joseph King and Co., Messsrs. Harper and Moores, Samuel Evers and Sons, and Messrs. Mobberley, and Perry, of the Lye.

The soil in general is a rich loam, and is noted for the cultivation of cabbage plants; it also produces potatoes and all kinds of grain, and forms excellent pasturage; and the lands on the north and west of Netherend (a part of the township of Cradley) abound with thick coal and fire-clay.

The area is 732 acres; rateable value, 18,190; the population in 1891 was 5,709.

COMMERCIAL.

  • Adams Charles, chain maker, Windmill hill
  • Adams James, carpenter Furlong lane
  • Adams Joseph, shopkeeper, Two gates
  • Adams Sarah (Mrs.), Bull's Head P.H. & shpkpr., Overend
  • Adams William Henry, chain maker, Colman hill
  • Ashmore George, horse slaughterer, Two gates
  • Attwood Eliza (Mrs.), hame ma. & beer retlr., Lyde green
  • Attwood John, butcher, Colley gate
  • Attwood John, carter, Netherend
  • Attwood Richard, chain maker, High street
  • Auden Arthur, beer retailer, Two gates
  • Auden John, fishmonger, High street
  • Bache Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper, New street
  • Bache Thomas, baker, Victoria street
  • Banner Charles, carpenter, Butcher's lane
  • Bate Philip, chain maker, High town
  • Bate Samuel, chain maker, Overend
  • Bate Thomas, shopkeeper, 0verend
  • Bate William Edward, greengrcr, Victoria terrace, High st
  • Batham Daniel, beer retailer, High street
  • Beasley Alfred, haberdasher, Beecher street, Colman hill
  • Beasley Allen, chain & chain cable maker, Colley orchard
  • Beasley Caleb, carpenter, Park view, Two gates
  • Beasley Charles, shopkeeper, Windmill hill
  • Beasley John, beer retailer, Overend
  • Beasley Joseph, chain maker, High town
  • Beasley Joseph, tip nail maker, Two gates
  • Beasley Philip, grocer, High street
  • Bennett Clement, beer retailer, Two gates
  • Bennett Samuel, chain maker, Two gates
  • Billingham Esther (Mrs.), chain maker, Ball lane
  • Bills Alfred, shopkeeper, Colley lane
  • Bird Mary Ann (Mrs.), post office, High street
  • Bissell James, shopkeeper & chain maker, High street
  • Bloomer Eleanor & Mary (Misses), shopkprs., Windmill hl
  • Bloomer Abel, hardware dealer, High town
  • Bloomer Caleb, chain maker, Church lane
  • Bloomer George Albert, linen draper, Colley gate
  • Bloomer John, miller (water), Bridge street
  • Bloomer Joseph, chain maker, Colley lane
  • Bloomer Joseph Fellows, builder & parish clerk, Colman hl
  • Bloomer Philip, chain maker, New street
  • Bloomer William, chain maker, High town
  • Blunt Felix, shopkeeper, Bridge street
  • Bowen Mary Ann (Mrs.), chain maker, Windmill Hill
  • Boxley Henry, chain maker, Two gates
  • Boxley Philemon, chain maker, Lodge lane
  • Boxley Rosanna (Miss), chain maker, Two gates
  • Boxley William Henry, grocer & carter, Two gates
  • Brettell James Alfred, grocer, Colley gate
  • Brettell Joseph, Fish P.H. High street
  • Brettle William, frost nail maker, Church lane
  • Bridgewater Hannah (Mrs.), greengrocer, Bridge street
  • Bridgwater Hannah (Mrs.), grocer, High street
  • Brown Joseph, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Butler Arthur T. architect, Colley gate
  • Case Philip, shopkeeper, Colley lane
  • Christopher Joseph, shopkeeper, Butcher's lane
  • Clark Walter, sergeant of police, County Police Station. Colley lane
  • Clewes T. M. & Son, wool dealers & wool mop, rope, twine & waterproof cloth makers & government contractors, Park mills, Park road, Colley gate
  • Clift Henry, boot & shoe dealer & haberdasher, High st
  • Clift Elijah, chain maker, New street
  • Colwood Joseph, boot maker, High street
  • Cooper Caleb,insurance agt. & shpkpr. Beecher st. Colman hl
  • Corbett William, painter, High street
  • Cornock Sidney, shpkpr. & schl. attendance officer, High st
  • County Police Station (Walter Clark, sergeant), Colley la
  • Cox Caleb, chain maker, Colley lane
  • Cox Caleb, chain maker, Park road, Colley gate
  • Cox Caleb, draper, Sunny cottage, Windmill hill
  • Cox Daniel Sampson, shopkeeper, Furlong lane
  • Cox Henry, chain maker, Butcher's lane
  • Cox Joseph, shopkeeper, Bridge street
  • Cox Mary Ann (Mrs.), chain maker, High town
  • Cox Stephen, chain maker, High town
  • Cox Thomas, Round of Beef P.H. Windmill hill
  • Cox Thomas Geoffrey, butcher, Windmill hill
  • Crampton John, farmer, Netherend
  • Crampton Samuel, chain maker, Windmill hill
  • Crampton Thomas, shopkeeper & nail maker, Two gates
  • Cranton Henry, shopkeeper, Lyde green
  • Cutler Frederick Edward, Rose & Crown P.H. High street
  • Dainty William, greengrocer, Butcher's lane
  • Dallow Richard, fancy draper, High street
  • Derby Joseph, tailor, Windmill Hill
  • Deeley Louis William, butcher, High street
  • Dentith Joseph, shopkeeper & corn dealer, High street
  • Dewhurst Alfred, boot & shoe maker, High street
  • Dunn Ann (Mrs.), baker, Little hill
  • Dunn Stephen, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Dunn William, shopkeeper, Windmill hill
  • Edmonds Herbert, pawnbroker, High street
  • Edmonds Thomas, shopkeeper, Windmill hill
  • Edwards William, chain maker, Little hill
  • Elwell Josiah, chain maker, Lodge lane,
  • Evans James, chain maker, Two gates
  • Evers Samuel & Sons, fire clay & fire brick manufacturers & colliery owners, Homer hill fire clay & fire brick works. TA, "Evers, Cradley;" PA, "Stourbridge"
  • Falcon Yeast Co. (John Wm. Stiff, proprietor), yeast merchants, Park road, Colley gate
  • Feldon Sarah (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Two gates
  • Fellows Thomas, Old Mogul P.H. Netherend
  • Ford Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper, High street
  • Forrest Edward, shopkeeper, Colley lane
  • Fowkes Robert, chain maker, Colley lane
  • Fox Charles John, maltster, Overend
  • Gadd Joseph, insurance agent, High street
  • Gadd Maria Louise (Miss), greengrocer, High street
  • Gill Esther (Mrs.), butcher, High street
  • Gill George, shopkeeper & chain maker, High town
  • Gill Priscilla (Miss), chain maker, High street
  • Gill Samuel, beer retailer, Two gates
  • Gill Solomon, jun. boot maker, Park road, Colley gate
  • Gillam James, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Golden George, chain maker, Butcher's lane
  • Green John, chain maker, Lodge lane
  • Griffin William (successor to J. Wood Aston & Co.), anchor, chain & chain cable ma. forgings &c. Victoria wks
  • Griffiths William, Crown P.H. Lyde green
  • Grove Edward Harry, solicitor, Colley gate
  • Grove Eli, chain maker, Windmill hill
  • Guest Edward, Old Vine P. H. Park road, Colley gate
  • Harbach William, anchor maker, Little hill
  • Harbach William, shopkeeper, Colley gate
  • Harper & Moores, colliery proprietors & fire brick makers, Netherend (postal address, Stourbridge)
  • Harper David, haberdasher, High street
  • Harper Mary Ann (Mrs.), beer & wine retailer, Furlong la
  • Harper Moses, nail maker, Colley orchard
  • Harris Benjamin, boot maker & shopkeeper, Two gates
  • Harris David, chain maker, Little hill
  • Harris Ezra, grocer, Windmill hill
  • Harris Harry, chain maker, High street
  • Harris Joseph, chain maker, High town
  • Harris Joseph, chain maker, Little hill
  • Harrison Joseph, chain maker, New street
  • Harvey William, hair dresser, High Street
  • Hawkeswood William, coal dealer, High town
  • Head John, shopkeeper, Little hill
  • Hemming Harry, butcher, Overend
  • Hickman Arthur Samuel, tobacconist, Colley gate
  • Hickman Benjamin, shopkeeper, Colley gate
  • Hickton Maria Louisa (Mrs.), Black Swan P.H. High st
  • Hill Frederick, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Hill John, shopkeeper, Park road, Colley gate
  • Hill Maria (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Netherend
  • Hill Thomas, shopkeeper, Two gates
  • Hingley Benjamin, grocer, High street
  • Hingley David, chain maker, Butcher's lane
  • Hingley Henry, nail maker, Overend
  • Hipkiss Ann Rebecca (Mrs.), Lodge Forge P.H. New st
  • Hipkiss Frank, brick maker & iron forger, Lodge forge
  • Hodgetts Benjamin, butcher, High town
  • Hodgetts Charles, shopkeeper, High town
  • Hodgetts Henry, chain maker, Two gates
  • Homer Paul, ironmonger, High street
  • Homer Samuel, grocer, Netherend
  • Homer Thomas, solicitor, Colley gate
  • Homes Neri, chain maker, Little hill
  • Horton David, greengrocer, High street
  • Hotchkiss Ann Maria (Mrs.), shpkpr. & Sun P.H. Overend
  • Jones & Lloyd, manufacturers of anchors, anvils, vices, bolts, nuts, rivets, spikes & wrought nails, chain cables, rigging & crane chains, hammers, shipping tackle &c. &c. & hardware merchants, Scotia works & Cradley forge; & at 162 Edmund street, Birmingham. TA "Neptune," Cradley & Birmingham
  • Jones Charles William, shopkeeper, Colley gate
  • Jones Samuel, chain ma. Beaconsfield house, Colley orchard
  • Jones Samuel, shopkeeper, Furlong lane
  • Kendrick William, chain maker, Two gates
  • King Bros. Stourbridge fire brick & gas retort manufacturers & fire clay proprietors, Netherend (postal address, Stourbridge); & at 46 Penn st. Curzon st. Birmingham
  • King Joseph & Co. coal masters & brick, tile and terra cotta manufacturers; architects' designs estimated for, Netherend (postal address, Stourbridge); T A, "King Co. Lye"
  • Kirton George, chain maker, High street
  • Kirton Hugh, chain maker, High street
  • Kirton Samuel, chain maker, Two gates
  • Kirton William, chain maker, High street
  • Knowles Edwin, chain maker, Windmill hill
  • Littlewood John Thomas, shopkeeper, High street
  • Macdonald John, inland revenue officer, Colley gate
  • Mason Charles, farmer, Overend
  • Meacham Arthur, baker, Park road, Colley gate
  • Meredith Joseph Albert, carpenter, Furlong lane
  • Meredith Samuel, bricklayer, Furlong lane
  • Millward David, toy dealer, Windmill hill
  • Mole Albert, Horse Shoe P.H. & blacksmith, Colley gate
  • Moore Selina (Mrs.), chain maker, Windmill hill
  • Nock Thomas Barnsley, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Oliver Eliza (Mrs.), beer retailer, Park side
  • Oliver Frank, Talbot htl., brewer, maltster & farmr. Colley gate
  • Oliver John, carpenter, Colley gate
  • Parker Sarah Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Furlong lane
  • Parkes Samuel, chain maker, Church lane
  • Parsons Daniel, shopkeeper, High street
  • Parsons John, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Parsons Joseph, chain maker, High street
  • Partridge George, chain manufacturer, Park side
  • Partridge Thomas, chain maker, New street
  • Payton Arthur, coffin maker, Woodland view, Colman hill
  • Pearce Charles, shopkeeper, New street
  • Pearshouse Joseph, beer retailer, Netherend
  • Pearson Amos, linen draper, Lyde green
  • Pearson Samuel, fishmonger, Colley lane
  • Perry Charlotte (Mrs.), grocer, Two gates
  • Plant Warwick, greengrocer & fishmonger, High street
  • Plumpton Thomas, blacksmith & haberdasher, Windmill hl
  • Poole John, commission agent, Colley lane
  • Priest David, frost screw maker, Butcher's lane
  • Priest James, chain maker, Bridge street
  • Priest John, chain maker, Butcher's lane
  • Proffitt Daniel, beer retailer, High town
  • Proffitt Thomas, Holly Bush P.H. High street
  • Radford Samuel, confectioner, High street
  • Rawlins David, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Raybould Richard, shoe maker, High street
  • Raybould Timothy, chain maker, New street
  • Robbins Reuben, chain maker, Two gates
  • Robinson Cornelius, chain maker, High street
  • Robinson Evan, shopkeeper, High town
  • Robinson John, shopkeeper, High street
  • Robinson Mary (Mrs.), milliner, High street
  • Robinson Samuel, chain maker, High street
  • Robinson Stephen, boot maker, Colley gate
  • Rock Joseph, chain maker, Windmill hill
  • Rock Simeon, chain maker, Windmill hill
  • Roper George Albert, White Lion inn, Colley gate
  • Roper Louisa (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Colley gate
  • Round Edward, shopkeeper, Netherend
  • Rowley Thomas, British Arms P.H. Furlong lane
  • Rudge True Ann (Mrs.), china & glass dealer, Colman hill
  • Salt Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Bridge street
  • Shaw Thomas H. secretary to the Sheet Iron Workers' Industrial Society Lim. Phoenix works
  • Shaw William, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Sheet Iron Workers' (The) Industrial Society Lim. (Thos. H. Shaw, sec.), galvanizers & manufacturers of buckets, baths, chamber pails, coal scoops, dust bins, washups, boiler fillers, water pots, paint cans & all kinds of sheet-iron hollow ware, Phoenix works. T A, "Industrial, Cradley"
  • Sidaway Joseph, butcher, High street
  • Smith John, shopkeeper, High street
  • Southall Benjamin, shopkeeper, Windmill hill
  • Southall George, chain maker, High town
  • Southall John, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Spencer Edward William, shopkeeper, Colley gate
  • Sprake Edward, blacksmith, Church lane
  • Stafford John, chain maker, Netherend
  • Stanley Mary Ann (Mrs.), wardrobe dealer, High street
  • Stevens William, Horse & Jockey P.H. Netherend
  • Stiff John William, shopkeeper, Colley gate
  • Stoneley John, fishmonger, New street
  • Tandy Phoebe (Mrs.), Blue Ball P.H. Ball lane
  • Tate James, shopkeeper, Colman hill
  • Tate Joseph Mirara, ironmngr. furn. Dlr. & bldr. Windmill hl
  • Tate Thomas, farmer, Overend
  • Tate William Edward, butcher, Furlong lane, Colley gate
  • Taylor George, boot & shoe dealer, Colley lane
  • Taylor Henry, chain maker, Two gates
  • Taylor Thomas, draught nail maker, Park side
  • Thomas John, boot maker, Colley gate
  • Thompson Benjamin, sanitary inspector to Halesowen rural district council, Colley gate
  • Thompson Wesley Hayes M.D. physician & surgeon, & medical officer & public vaccinator, Cradley district, Stourbridge union, & medical officer of health to the Quarry Bank urban district council, Clyde house, Colman hill; surgery, Glyndon house, Lyde green
  • Tibbetts Alfred, carter, Overend
  • Tibbetts William, beer retailer, High street
  • Turnley Richard, colliery manager, Homer Hill house
  • Walker Edward Taylor, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Walker Felix, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Walker Hezekiah, beer retailer, Victoria street
  • Walker Mary (Mrs.), chain maker, Lyde green
  • Walker William, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Walters William, Old Two Gates P.H
  • Watts Harry, Bridge P.H. Bridge street
  • White Frederick, butcher, Colley gate
  • White John Henry, grocer, High street
  • White Thomas, shopkeeper, High street
  • Willetts Edward, hardware dealer, High street
  • Willetts Stephen, carpenter & joiner, Furlong lane
  • Willetts Thomas, chain maker, New street
  • Willetts William, chain maker, Windmill hill
  • Williams Sarah (Mrs.), chain maker, Butcher's lane
  • Witley Colliery Co. Lim. coal merchants; depot, 0verend wharf, Overend
  • Wootton David, butcher, High street
  • Worton Charles, chain maker, Colman hill
  • Worton Solomon, greengrocer, Colley gate
  • Worton William, chain maker, Ball lane
  • Worton William, chain maker, Beecher street, Colman hill
  • Wyer Arthur, chain maker, Colley lane
  • Yardley James, chain maker, Ball lane


PRIVATE RESIDENTS.

  • Attwood John, Colley Gate house, Colley Gate
  • Attwood Mrs. Elmsleigh, Colman hill
  • Attwood Thos. Holloway ho. Colman hl
  • Bache Chas. Chapel ho. Lyde green
  • Barnsley Benjamin, Westbourne villas, Highfield road, Windmill hill
  • Bate Alfred, Park house, Park road, Colley gate
  • Beasley Miss, Park view, Two gates
  • Bissell George Simeon, The Hollies, Park road, Colley gate
  • Bloomer Joseph Fellows, Eglantine, Highfield road, Windmill hill
  • Brazier Adam, Colman hill
  • Brazier William, Salt Hill house
  • Bridgewater James, Furlong lane
  • Brotherton Mason, Overend
  • Chapman Wm. Alma ho. Windmill hl
  • Clewes Thos. M. Park rd. Colley gte
  • Dakin Charles, Fernleigh, Colman hill
  • Dakin George Frederick, Clent view, Windmill hill
  • Darby Thos. The Grange, Colman hl
  • Davis George, Westbourne villas, Highfield road, Windmill hill
  • Edmondson Rev. Robert Henry B.A. (vicar), Chapel ho. Park rd. Colley gt
  • Forrest Joshua, Woodland vw. Colman hl
  • Fox Mrs. Beecher view, Furlong lane
  • Griffin Darius, Colley orchard
  • Griffin William, sen. Tregaron house, Colley orchard
  • Grove Edward Harry, Colley orchard
  • Hall Rev, Edward Potter (Unitarian), Parsonage, Netherend
  • Hingley Sir Benjamin bart. J.P. Hatherton lodge
  • Hingley Jsph. Linton ho. Colman hill
  • Hingley Miss, Hatherton lo. Colmn. hl
  • Hingley Saml. Fairview, Colman hill
  • Holt Charles, Highfields, Highfield rd. Windmill hill
  • Homer John James, Church street
  • Homer Thomas, The Limes, Colley gt
  • Hughes Isaiah, Cleveland vil. Church st
  • Jackson Hy. Herrin, Denziel vls. Colmn. hl
  • Jaquiss Joseph, Lyndhurst, Highfield road, Windmill hill
  • Jennings Andrew. Netherend
  • Kendrick Wm. West end, Colley gate
  • Lewis Frederick, Colley orchard
  • Oliver Frank, The Laurels, Colley gt
  • Oliver Mrs. Church street
  • Oliver Mrs. The Poplars, Windmill hl
  • Pallister Rev. Alfred Toppin B.A. (curate), Windmill hill
  • Palmer Joseph, Fern cottages, Highfield road, Windmill hill
  • Payton Thomas, Rose cottage, Highfield road, Windmill hill
  • Perry Harry, Ridgdale, Two gates
  • Preston Mrs. Woodland vw. Colman hl
  • Price Thomas, Aston vils. Colley gate
  • Roper John, Furlong lane
  • Quilter Rev. Henry J. (Wesleyan), Clyndon house, Lyde green
  • Round John, Netherend cott. Netherend
  • Roycroft Jn. Aston villas, Colley gate
  • Sidaway Mrs. Eglantine, Highfield road, Windmill hill
  • Simon Wm. Denziel villas, Colman hl
  • Strawson Mrs. The Elms, Colley la
  • Tate Mrs. Colley lane
  • Thompson Benjamin, Colley gate
  • Tibbetts Miss, Maple villas, Colley gt
  • Thompson Wesley Hayes M.D. Clyde house, Colman hill
  • Turnley Richard, Homer Hill house
  • Turnley Thomas, Furlong lane
  • Westwood Richard, Park terrace, Park road, Colley gate
  • Whitley Joseph Robert Garner, Fern cotts. Highfield rd. Windmill hill
  • Willetts Alfred Henry, Furlong lane
  • Willetts James, Colman hill
  • Wylde Mrs. Victoria vil. Furlong lane

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