OWENS' 1880 DIRECTORY

W.E. Owen & Co.'s Directory of Worcestershire (1880) contains 180 entries for Cradley.



Cradley is a chapelry in the parish of Halesowen, in the lower part of the hundred of Halfshire, 2 miles from Dudley and 2 from Stourbridge. It is pleasantly situated on the river Stour near the Dudley canal. The inhabitants are principally engaged in the extensive ironworks in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage, value 300 per annum: patron, the Vicar of Halesowen. The Rev. J. B. Thompson, B.A., is the vicar, and the Rev. John Butcher is the curate. The population in 1871 was 4700. Letters via Brierley Hill, which is the nearest money order post office. Letters arrive at 7.25 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. Dispatched at 8.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.

Clergy and Gentry.

  • Attwood Thomas, Esq, Colley gate
  • Barnett Miss, Fair View lodge
  • Brougall Jas. Hill house
  • Cochrane Rev. Walter (Unitarian) Netherend
  • Dakin Mr George Frederick
  • Forrest Mr Joshua, Poplar cottage
  • Griffin Mr Wm, Windmill hill
  • Hingley Josh, Esq, Linton House
  • Hingley Mr. Samuel
  • Homer Josh, Esq. Chapel house
  • Homer Thomas, Esq, Colley gate
  • Homfray Mr. Jeston, Coleman hill
  • Kendrick Mr William, West end
  • Lloyd Mr. Thomas, Hemmings
  • Mountford John, Esq, Colley Gate house
  • Mountford Richd, Esq, Highfield house
  • Smith William Robinson, Esq.
  • Strawson William Pearson, Esq, The Elms
  • Thompson Rev Josh. Hesselgrave, B.A. (Vicar), The Vicarage
  • Tibbetts Mrs, Colley gate
Commercial.

  • Adams Jabez, Bull's Head
  • Adams William, chain maker
  • Attwood Eliza, beer retailer
  • Attwood William, butcher
  • Bayliss George, Bridge Inn
  • Beasley Allen, chain maker
  • Beasley Samuel, beer retailer
  • Bird, Mary Ann, haberdasher
  • Bloomer Geo, draper, Colley gate
  • Bloomer Isaac, builder
  • Bloomer John, grocer
  • Bloomer Mary, pawnbroker
  • Bloomer Philip, chain maker
  • Bloxley Peter, chain maker
  • Blunt Felix, shopkeeper
  • Blunt Thomas, chain maker
  • Brettell Edward, grocer
  • Bridgwater John, grocer, and agent for W. and A. Gilbey, wine & spirit merchants
  • Brooks David, Black Swan Inn
  • Clewes T. M. & Son, woollen manufacturers & merchants, The Park
  • Clift Henry, bootmaker
  • Coley Christopher, shopkeeper
  • Cox Thomas, beer retailer
  • Cradley Colliery Company , King & Co. proprietors
  • Crompton Henry, nail maker
  • Darby Joseph, tailor
  • Evers Samuel & Sons, manufacturers of charcoal rods, best and common nail rods, fencing rods and bars, small, square and round; also importers of Swedish rods, Cradley iron works
  • Fellows Thomas, beer retailer, Netherend
  • Finch Simeon, Old Two Gates
  • Forrest Brothers & Co, manufacturers of horse nails and wrought nails, chain cables, anchor, crane and ships' rigging chains, spades, shovels and forks, anvils, vices, and cart hames, &c, at Kilver Edge; mills, near Stourbridge and Halesowen
  • Forrest Richard, beer retailer
  • Gadd Joseph, greengrocer
  • Griffin Wm, Anchor manufacturer
  • Harper David, shopkeeper
  • Harper Richard, beer retailer
  • Hawkeswood Benjamin, Sun
  • Hawkeswood William, farmer
  • Hawkeswood James, butcher
  • Hill Albion, nail maker
  • Hill Christopher, shopkeeper
  • Hill Daniel, butcher
  • Hill John, boot maker
  • Hingley Benjamin, grocer
  • Hingley James, beer retailer
  • Hingley James, butcher & farmer
  • Hipkiss Henry, iron manufacturer
  • Homer Hill Colliery Co, Limited ; Ebenezer Wenham, secretary
  • Homer Paul, manufacturer of paint, colour, &c., lamp and oil warehouse, and general dealer, High street
  • Homer Henry, greengrocer
  • Hughes Harry, grocer
  • Hughes Isaiah, Holly Bush
  • Hughes Samuel, maltster
  • Jones and Lloyd, manufacturers of chain cables
  • Jones Isaac, painter, Windmill hill
  • Jones Samuel, beer retailer
  • Lane James, ironfounder, Cradley heath
  • Leonard Eliza, farmer
  • Leonard Samuel, May Pole
  • Mason Charles, farmer
  • Mole Jane, beer retailer
  • Mole William Henry, blacksmith
  • Mountford, Homer, & Mountford, iron merchants and manufacturers of wroughtnails, crane and ships' rigging chains, spades & shovels, vices, &c. Cradley works
  • Oliver William, Talbot Commercial Hotel, and maltster
  • Oliver William & Sons, maltsters and hop merchants, Colley gate
  • Parkes Wm, shopkeeper, Colley la
  • Partridge Geo, chain manfr. High park
  • Pateshill John, tanner, Park side
  • Pearson Ambrose, dairyman
  • Pearson Amos, linen draper
  • Perry James, grocer
  • Priest James, nail maker
  • Priest John, smith
  • Roper Emanuel, White Lion Inn
  • Sidaway William, shopkeeper
  • Southam George, nail maker
  • South Staffordshire Waterworks Company ; offices, Birmingham
  • Spencer Edward Wm, shopkeeper
  • Stevens John, grocer, Netherend
  • Tandey David, butcher, Colley gate
  • Tate James, shopkeeper
  • Tate William, beer retailer
  • Taylor George, boot maker
  • Thompson Wesley Hayes, surgeon
  • Tibbets Elizabeth, Shovel Inn
  • Turner Richard, nail maker
  • Walker David, nail maker
  • Willetts Zachariah, coal dealer
  • Worten Charles, nail maker

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