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Kelly\'s 1940 directory, p. 69
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CRADLEY is a parish and extensive and populous district 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. It is governed by the Halesowen Borough Council. 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. Electricity is available. The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1799 from the civil parish of Halesowen. The church of St. Peter, 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. In 1933 the church was restored at a cost of 5,000, and a new organ was installed: there are 750 sittings. The register of baptisms and burials dates from 1785 ; marriages, 1802. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value 500, in the gift of the Rector of Halesowen, and held since 1939 by the Rev. Robert William Yaxley B.Sc. of Birmingham University and Ripon Hall, Oxford. A vicarage house was built in 1899 by the parishioners. 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 and a third enlargement in 1922. Here is a Unitarian chapel, built in 1796; the Baptist chapel, built in 1789, and rebuilt in 1907, from designs by Mr. A. T. Butler, architect, of Cradley Heath, at a cost of about 3,000, is an edifice of brick and terra cotta in the Renaissance style, and will seat 450 persons; there are Methodist chapels erected in 1873, 1882 and 1856. Messrs. King Brothers (Stourbridge) Limited and other firms are manufacturers of fire bricks, clay retorts and crucibles. 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. Viscount Cobham C.B., T.D. (lord-lieut) is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are the Old Swinford Hospital, Messrs. King Brothers (Stourbridge) Limited, Harper and Moores Limited, Samuel Evers and Sons Limited and Mobberley and Perry Limited. 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 818 acres, including 6 of water; the population in 1931 was 8,049.
Netherend, Colley Gate, Overend, Two Gates, and Coleman Hill are near the town.

Town Sub-Post, & M. O. office. - (telegrams dispatched only). Letters from Cradley Heath, Staffs.
Town Sub-Post & M. O. Office, Windmill Hill. Letters from Cradley Heath, Staffs. Nearest t. office, Cradley.
Police Station, 32 Colley Lane
Public Library, C.G. Smith, librarian, Colley Lane


Collector of Rates (attends fri. 2 to 5. p.m.), Public Library
Medical Officer & Public Vaccinator, Cradley District, Stourbridge Public Assistance Committee, J.D.W. Shedden M.B., Ch.N. Birm., M.R.C.S. Eng., L.R.C.P Lond. Chapel House

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of Services.

St. Peter's Church, Rev. Robert William Yaxley B.Sc. vicar
St Catherine's Mission Room, Beecher street
Mission of the Good Shepherd, Lyde Green
Baptist, High street
Methodist, Colley Gate (Stourbridge Circuit), Rev. Michael Featherstone, 11 The Hayes, Lye (supt)
Mission Room, Banner street (undenominational), various services
Overend Mission, Banners street
Unitarian, Netherend, Rev. A. J. Heale

Railway Station.- Cradley Heath &Cradley (G.W. Rly)

(For other names in the district, see Stourbridge; also Cradley Heath & Rowley Regis, Staffs.)

(For T N's see general list of Private Residents at end of book.)

  • Bird Edwin, 40 Colley lane
  • Blackwell William Henry, 4 Drew's Holloway
  • Bullas Hugh, Walton ho. Colman hill
  • Cartwright Hubert Lowell, Beecher road
  • Clare William, 109 Furlong lane
  • COX Herbert J.P. Holloway house, Drew's Holloway
  • Cox J. 1 Drew's Holloway
  • Dakin Charles F. 10 Drew's Holloway
  • Dalrin Mrs. 118 Colley gate
  • Fellows Vernon, 8 Drew's Holloway
  • Gilwhite Rev. Clifford Thomas (Methodist), The Manse, Lyde Green
  • Green Richard J.P. Colley gate house, Colley gate
  • Harbach William, 7 Drew's Holloway
  • Heale Rev. Alfred James (Unitarian),Netherend
  • Hickman Alfred , 1a, Colley lane
  • Hickman Arthur S. 116 Colley gate
  • Hickman Mrs. M. 9 Drew's Holloway
  • Hijkiss Frank, 111 Colley gate
  • Holden Walter, Hilldene house, Drew's Holloway
  • Holloway Eric B. 12 Drew's Holloway
  • Homer Mrs., Clent house, Drew's Holloway
  • Jones Hubert B. 56 Furlong lane
  • Lee William, Linton house, Drew's Holloway
  • Mole Joseph G., Froneithyn, Colman hill
  • Newton H. C. The Park, Park road
  • Oakley James, The Grange, Colman hill
  • Raybould G. N., Hafod, Colman hill
  • Rock Albert, Holloway house, Drew's Holloway
  • Rock Clifford, Chaddesley house, Drew's Holloway
  • Shedden John D. W., M.B. Chapel ho
  • Southall Walter B. Colman hill
  • Tate David, Whissendine, Highfield rd
  • Westcott V. R., Park house
  • Willetts Charles, jun. 6 Drew's Holloway
  • Willetts Harold, Colman Hill house
  • Woodhouse Caleb, 11 D 1 . Drew's Holloway
  • Yaxley Rev. Robert William B.Sc. (vicar), Vicarage, Colley gate
Early closing day, Thursday

  • Abbiss & Sons, decrtrs. 128 Overend rd
  • Abbiss Charlotte (Mrs.), shopkpr. 128 Overend rd
  • Adams Jas. (Mrs.), draper, 6 Furlong la
  • Adams Jas. A. grocer, 38 Furlong la. Cradley Hth. 6048
  • Adamson Edith (Mrs.), grocer, 24 Lyde grn
  • Attwood Bros. painters, Pendennis, Park la
  • Auden Harry, grocer, 27 Tvo gates. Cradley 6556
  • Bache Ellen (Mrs.), draper, 21 Maple Tree la
  • Barclays Bank Ltd. (branch) (11 to 2, tues. & fri.) 21 High st. (Cradley Heath 6391), head Office, 54 Lombard st. London E C 3
  • Bate Sarah (Mrs.), greengro. 16 Banners st
  • Bate Selina (Mlrs.), shopkpr. 27 New st
  • Beasley Alfd. tailor, 25 Windmill hill
  • Beasley Thos. decrtr. 30 Ladysmith rd
  • Beddard Raymond, printer, Beecher rd
  • Billingham Henrietta (Mrs.), shopkpr. 64 Two gates
  • Billingham Wm. Geo. plumber 1 Chapel House la
  • Bird Annie (Miss), shopkpr. 126 Colley gate
  • Bird Edwin, assistant registration officer, 40 Colley la
  • Black Horse P.H. (Wm. Palmer), Banners la
  • Blackwell Bros. iron & steel stockholders, Toys la. Cradley heath 6171 & 6307
  • Bloomer John & Sons, millers, Bridge st. T N Cradley Heath 6594
  • Bloomer Jsph. & Sons Ltd. chain mfrs. & colliery furnishers, Ladysmith rd. Cradley Heath 6105
  • Blue Ball P.H. (Gilbt. Willetts), Blue Ball la
  • Blunt W. C. & F. A. grocers, 19 Bridge st
  • Bowen Wilfred, grocer, 28b, Windmill hill
  • Boxley Florence (Mrs.), shopkpr. 76 & 78 Windmill hill
  • Brettell Nellie (Mrs.), shopkpr. 4 Barrack la
  • Bridge Inn (Harold Willetts) 8 Bridge st
  • British Arms P.H. (Mrs. Ellen Griffiths), 20 Furlong la
  • Bull's Head P.H. (Mrs. Zerniah Robins), Overend rd
  • Cartwright G. & Sons, plastering contrctrs. 37 Furlong la. Cradley Heath 6576
  • Cartwright Jas. shopkpr. 115 Two gates
  • Chambers Annie (Mrs.), newsagt. 56 High st
  • Clarke Wltr. greengro. 29 High st
  • Clewes T. M. & Son, waterproof mfrs. Park mills, Colley gate. T A "Clewes,Cradley ;" Cradley Heath 6118
  • Clewitt M. E. (Mrs.), fancy draper, g Talbot s t
  • Cooke Jsph. hairdrssr. 39 Windmill hill
  • Cooper Caleb, newsagt. Overend rd
  • Cope Ossian, boot repr. Windmill hill
  • County Police Station, 32 Colley la. Cradley Heath 6051
  • Cox Wm. newsagt. Mogul la. Netherend
  • Cradley Chain Manufacturing CO. chain mkrs. Mill st. Cradley Heath 6284
  • Cradley & District Conservative & Unionist Club (Jas. Harry James, sec.), 1OO Windmill hill
  • Cradley Labour Club (Clifford Willetts, sec.), 109 Colley gate
  • Cradley Liberal Club (Edgar Dunn, sec.), 3 Colley lane
  • Crampton Albt. greengro. Foxcote la
  • Crown Inn (Mrs. Daisy Smith) Barrack la
  • Crown P.H. (Jsph. R. Priest), 88 Lyde grn
  • Darby Harry, poultry farmer, 162 Park rd
  • Dentith & Son, bakers, 72 High st
  • Duke William Inn (Ben Tromans), 9 Furlong la
  • Dunn W. &. grocers, 1 Two Gates la. Cradley Hth. 6326
  • Dunn Edith (Mrs.), haberdasher, 76 & 78 High st
  • Errinqton Bertram Ewart, draper, 112 & 114 Colley gate. Cradley Heath 6394
  • Evans & Evans, plumbers, 83 Toys la
  • Evers Samuel & Sons (branch of E. J. & J. Pearsons Ltd.), fire brick mfrs. Homer Hill (TA "Evers," Cradley Heath 6127) (postal address, Stourbridge)
  • Fellows Hartley, fried fish dlr. Overend rd
  • Forrest Joshua, fried fish dlr. 27 High st
  • Fradgley Harry, hairdrssr. 128 Colley gate
  • Gardener Wm. newsagt. 28 Windmill hill
  • Garratt Florence (Mrs.), shoplrpr. 16 High st
  • Gate P.H. (Wm. Rd. Buttery), 110 Colley gate
  • Gauden S. & Son, painters, 102 Windmill hill. Cradley Heath 6372
  • Gill Annie (Mrs.), furniture dlr. 23 High st
  • Gill Mary (Mrs.), chain mkr. 10 Butcher's la
  • Green's Beecher Nursery (J. Green, propr.), nursery-man, Alma st. Cradley Heath 6313
  • Greenfield Nellie (Mrs.), fried fish dlr. 3 High st
  • Groom Esther (Mrs.), shopkpr. 46 Ladysmith rd
  • Grove N. & A. cycle agts. 113 Furlong ]a
  • Halesowen & Hasbury Industrial Do-operative Society Ltd. Windmill hill. Cradley, Heath 6078
  • Hammersley E. R. & Co. Ltd. who. clothiers, Lyde grn. Cradley Heath 6122
  • Harling Dolly (Mrs.) ladies' hairdrssr. Two gates
  • Harper & Moores Fire Brick Co. Ltd. fire brick mkrs. (Postal address, Stourbridge). T A "Moores, Lye ; " Lye 23
  • Harper Tryphena (Mrs.), shopkpr. 1 Highfield rd
  • Harris Emily (Mrs.), drug stores, 25 High street
  • Harrison Fred, grocer, 42 High st
  • Hawkeswood Wm. shopkpr. 25 Banners st
  • Hawkeswood Wm. shopkpr, Maple Tree la
  • Head Albt. Edwd. & Harry, bakers, 9 Beecher rd. Cradley Heath 6469
  • Head Saml. boot repr. Overend rd
  • Hemming Harry, grocer, 80 Overend rd, Cradley Heath 6085
  • Hickman Arth. S. newsagt, 116 Colley gate
  • Hill Edwd. grocer, 3 Intended st
  • Hill Lawrence, grocer, Two Gates la
  • Hingley Louisa (Mrs.), fried fish dlr. 9 Bridge st
  • Hodgetts Eliza (Mrs.), shopkpr. 35 Windmill hill
  • Hodgetts Ernest, butcher, 64 Furlong la
  • Hodgetts Jsph, butcher, 2 High st
  • Holden Wltr. baker, 105 Windmill hill
  • Holloway Eric (Chemists) Ltd. 24 Windmill hill. Cradley Heath 6115
  • Holloway Eric, bldrs.' mer. & sub-post office, 22 Windmill hill. Cradley Heath 6115
  • Holly Bush P.H. (Wm. Hy. Eickman), 50 High st
  • Horse & Jockey P.H. (Regnld. Johnson), 19 Mogul la. Netherend
  • Horton Mary Alice (Mrs.), shopkpr. 38 High st
  • Ideal Benefit Society (J. Davis, district sec.); district office, 107 Colley gate
  • Jasper Vera (Mrs.), wool depot, 18 High st
  • Jewiss Alfd. jun. boot mkr. 75 Windmill
  • Johnson Bert, boot repr. 25 High st
  • Johnson Bert, shopkpr. 21 Park 1a
  • Jones & Lloyd Limited, chain mfrs. Scotia works (Cradley Heath 6033) & Cradley forge
  • Jones Eliz. (Mrs.), shopkpr. 7 Lyde grn
  • Jones Gladys (Mrs.), shopkpr. 107 Furlong la
  • Jones Hubert B. electrcl. engnr. 56 Furlong la. Cradley Heath 6458
  • Kilvert Dorcas (Mrs.), newsagt. Beecher rd
  • King Brothers (Stourbridge) Ltd. fire brick manufacturers, Netherend (postal address, Stourbridge) Lye 17. See Advt. Index
  • Knowles John & Sons, greengros. 64 Windmill hill
  • Knowles Jas. fried fish dlr. 88 Windmill hill
  • Lloyds Bank Ltd. (sub-branch)(hours, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m tues & fri.), 114 Colley gate ; head office, 71 Lombard st. London E C 3
  • McQueen Jas. Milroy M.A., B.Sc., M.B., Ch.B.Aberd. D.P.H.Oxon. physcn. & surgn. (attends daily, 12 noon), 27 Windmill hill
  • Mapp Chas. carpntr. Toys la. Cradley Heath 6542
  • Mapp Geo. cooked meat dlr. 99 Windmill hill
  • Maypole Inn (Hy. J. Parkes), 5 Maypole hill
  • Meacham Arth. shopkpr. 140 Park rd. Colley gate
  • Meredith & Hingley, bldrs. Spring st. Cradley Hth 6165
  • Meredith Jsph. S. E. bldr. 62 Furlong la
  • Midland Bank Ltd. (branch) (hours 11 a.m. to 2 p.m fri.), 104 Windmill hill ; head office, Poultry, Londor E C 2
  • Millward Bertram, hardware dealer, 47 High street
  • Mitchell Thos. Ellis L.M.S.S.A. Lond. physcn. & surgn. (attends daily 11.30 to 12 a.m.), 9 Highfield rd
  • Mole & Beddal Ltd. ships' tackle mfrs. Maple Tree la. Cradley Heath 6322
  • Moore Jn. Thos. bldr. 43 Banners la
  • Moore M. (Mrs.), shopkpr. 43 Banners la
  • Morris Alice (Mrs.), shopkpr. 72 Lyde grn
  • Morris Jsph. chain mkr. Lyde grn
  • Newby Florence E (Miss), draper, 37 Windmill hill
  • Newey Wm. shopkpr. 33 Two gates
  • Nock Albt, chain mkr. Butcher's la
  • Nock Ellen (Mrs.), shopkpr. 12 Spring st
  • Oakley Bros. Ltd. iron founders, Bell Vale foundry, Overend rd. Cradley Heath 6123
  • Old Crown Inn (Jsph. Jinks), 2 Intended st
  • Old Two Gates Inn (Thos. Edge), 50 Two Gates la
  • Oldnail Colliery (Mobberley & Perry Ltd. props.), Beechtree & Oldnail Collieries. Cradley Heath 284 (ext. 5)
  • Oliver W. C. & Son. carpntrs. 69 Windmill hill
  • Park Lane Tavern (Harry Victor Cook), Park la
  • Payne Irene (Mrs.), shopkpr. Reecher rd
  • Pegg Chas. Alfd. painter, 35 Toys la
  • Phillips Wm. Arth, grocer, 121 Park rd
  • Pitkenthley Annie (Mrs.), draper, 42 Windmill hill
  • Plant William. fishmonger. 54 High street
  • Powell Albt. grocer, 2 j Mogul sq. Netherend
  • Price Marjorie (Miss), ladies' hairdrssr. 97 Windmill hill
  • Public Library (C. G. Smith, librarian), Colley la
  • R.A.O.B. (Talbot lodge) (No. 4728), Talbot hotel
  • Ratcliff Lilian (Miss), midwife, 28 Furlong la. Cradley Heath 5823
  • Raybould Harold, boot dlr. 22, & furniture dlr. 20, High st. Cradley Heath 6822
  • Reece Hy. Ltd. chain mfrs. Maple Tree la. Cradley Heath 5823
  • Robey Jas. wireless supplies dlr. 29 High st
  • Robinson Bros. electricians, Colley la
  • Robinson Evan, shopkpr. 37 Colley la. Cradley Hth.6379
  • Robinson Harold A. plumber, Sunnybank, Furlong la. Cradley Heath 6804
  • Rock Jsph. & Sons, oddwork mkrs. Beecher rd. & Banners la. Cradley Heath 6145
  • Roper Harold C. fruitr. 29 Windmill hill
  • Roper Hubert, bldr. 20 Colley la. Cradley Heath 6405
  • Rose & Crown P.H. (Wm. Hall), High st
  • Round of Beef P.H. (Harry Vernon Cox), 33 Windmill hill
  • Round Alice Beatrice (Mrs.), ladies hairdrssr. 68 High st
  • Rudge Alfd. bldr. Two Gates la
  • Russon Lily (Mrs.), shopkpr. 15 Maypole hill
  • Scott-Homer Harry, chain mfr. 40 Alma st
  • Shaw Herbt. boot repr. 3 Butcher's la
  • Shedden Jn. D. W., M.B., Ch.B. Birm., M.R.C.S. Eng., L.R.C.P. Lond. physcn. & surgn. medical officer & public vaccinator, Cradley district, Stourbridge, Public Assistance Committee, Chapel ho. Cradley Heath 6340
  • Sheet Iron Workers Ltd. galvanizers, Mill st. Cradley Heath 6013
  • Sidaway Albt. butcher, 31 Windmill hill
  • Smart Percy, boot repr. 65 Windmill hill
  • Smith Jas. H. blank bolt mkr. Banners st. Cradley Heath 6106
  • Smith Percy, hair dresser, 108 Colley gate
  • Southall W. B. Ltd. who. grocers, Lyde grn. Cradley Heath 6510
  • Southall Caleb, chain mkr. Ladysmith rd. Cradley Heath 6159
  • Southall Eliza (Mrs.), shopkpr. 21 Mogul sq. Netherend
  • Southall Geo. H. chain mkr. 28 Banners st
  • Southall Herbt. W. grocer, 18 Windmill hill. Cradley Heath 6153
  • Southall Jsph. china dlr. 3 Chapel house la
  • Southall Wltr. grocer, 95 Windmill hill
  • Stringer Wm. greengro. 114 Overend rd
  • Talbot Hotel (Thos. Bills), Colley gate
  • Tate J. M. & Son Ltd. bldrs. Highfield rd. Cradley Heath 6525
  • Tate Fredrk. Harry, butcher, 106 Colley gate
  • Taylor Bros. bldrs. 11 Two Gates la. Cradley Heath 6821
  • Taylor Harold, pawnbrkr. 9 High st
  • Thomas Gladys (Mrs.), fried fish dlr. Two gates
  • Thomas Wm. Hy. market gardener, Two gates
  • Thompson Wm. shopkpr. 39 Windmill hill
  • Thompson Wm. H. grocer, 21 Drews holloway. Cradley Heath 6454
  • Tibbetts Arth. M.R.C.S. Eng., L.R.C.P. Lond. surgn.; surgery, 37 Highfield rd. Cradley Heath 6275
  • Tidmarsh Samuel James, butcher, 15 High street
  • Tilbrook Florence (Mrs.), fried fish dlr. 80 Windmill hl
  • Vine Inn (Benj. Garratt), Lyde grn
  • Vine Inn (Wm. Thos. Woodall), 88 Two gates
  • Walker Maud Evelyn (Miss), shopkpr. 63 High st
  • Wallace Elsie (Mrs.), grocer, 35 & 37 High st
  • Wallace Harry, grocer, 50 Banners st
  • Ward Arth cowkeeper, Mogul sq. Netherend
  • Wassell Clara (Miss), draper, 40 High street
  • Weston David, butcher, 63 Windmill hill
  • White Horse Inn (Fredk. Webster), 70 High st
  • White Lion Inn (Geo. Stafford), 74 Windmill Hill
  • Why Not Inn (Geo. James), Two gates
  • Willetts & Sons, chain mkrs. Ladysmith rd. Cradley Heath 6509
  • Willetts S. & Son, bakers, 28a, Windmill hill
  • Williams John, greengrocer, 44 High street
  • Worton B. & C. chain mkrs. 29 Banners st. Cradley Heath 6045
  • Worton Soloman, chain maker, 66 Alma street

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