History on the village of Claines in the county of Worcestershire


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Background Information and History on Claines

Claines is a small village a short distance to the north of Worcester, a city that absorbed parts of the parish during Victorian expansion. Indeed, the once extensive parish of Claines has been greatly reduced over the years. One of the early losses to the parish was the tithing of Whistones which, under the Municipal Corporation Act of 1832, was removed to the City of Worcester. This part of the parish featured a large number of public houses. The Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Act 1882 resulted in Smite Hill being annexed to Hindlip. However, the major carving up of the parish occurred in 1885 when North Claines and South Claines were created, the latter becoming part of the city under the Worcester Extension Act. At one time the parish comprised of public houses such as the Virgin's Tavern on Tolladine Road, a building some distance away from the parish church. The parish also featured public houses in Northwick and Barbourne.

The rivers Severn and Salwarpe form natural boundaries of the parish to the north and west. To the south it is less clear though the Barbourne Brook is a rough, though not exact dividing line. Key communication lines have passed through the parish, some more historic than others. The old road to Droitwich is ancient and the Raven Inn was an important hostelry on this route. At Barbourne the road converged with the north road to Ombersley and Kidderminster where the New Inn enjoyed passing trade for generations. The Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton branch of the Great Western railway passed through the parish but only benefited the public houses at Fernhill Heath where there was once a small station that eventually closed in 1965 under the Beeching cuts. A more tranquil route meanders through the parish in the form of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal created in the late 18th century, though surprisingly watering holes did not spring up alongside the towpath as in other neighbouring towns.

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Claines in Lascelles & Co.'s 1851 Directory of Worcester and Neighbourhood

Claines is a large and wide spreading parish; the centre of which is two and a half miles north from Worcester : it is in the Hundred of Oswaldslow and Union of Droitwich. The population of the whole parish was in 1841 6,395 of whom 4,272 are in the City of Worcester. It is divided into several small hamlets, the principal of which are Fearnall Heath, Northwick, and Perdiswell. Here are several beautiful villas. Perdiswell Hall is the seat of Sir Offley Wakeman, Bart., [who is Lord of the Manor], and is a fine mansion, surrounded by a park. The Church is an ancient building, in the Norman style, and has a tower with five bells; the interior is very neatly fitted up, and contains several monuments and slabs, though principally of modern date. On one of the pillars is a very neat marble monument to the memory of Sir Henry Wakeman, Bart., of Perdiswell, who died 23rd April, 1831; also his widow, who died 8th February, 1843. There is also a neat organ. The sum of £80 was left by three charitable individuals for the use of the poor. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Sir Offley Wakeman, Bart. Rev. John Palmer, M.A., perpetual Curate; Mr. James Williams, clerk; James Wilks, sexton; Miss Emma Williams, organist; Messrs. James Webb and Henry Day, churchwardens. Lady Huningdon's Chapel, Fearnall Heath, is a small but neat building; there is no stated minister. The National School is supported by voluntary contribution, and is a very neat erection in the Gothic style: it was erected in the years 1838-9; the average numbers are 78 boys and 78 girls. Mr. James Williams, master; Elijah Williams, assistant master; Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, mistress.

Church of Saint John the Baptist at Claines [c.1914]

Claines in the 1868 National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

Claines, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, in the county of Worcester, adjoining the city of Worcester to the north. The West Midland railway goes through the parish, and has a station at Fearnall Heath. The parish is situated to the east of the Severn, near the Worcester and Birmingham canal, and includes the tything of Whistons. The part of this parish extending to the city of Worcester is united to it by the new Boundary Act. There is no village, but several scattered hamlets, pleasantly situated in the midst of picturesque scenery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester, value £60, in the patronage of Sir Offley Wakeman, Bart., who is impropriator of the great tithes, amounting to £1,200 a year, out of which he pays £27 to the incumbent in lieu of the small tithes. The parish church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is an ancient building in the perpendicular style. There are two district churches in this parish: the one dedicated to St. George is a curacy in the patronage of the incumbent; the other, dedicated to St. Stephen, is a new church, situated at Barbourne, just outside the city boundary. The former is in the Gothic style, and was erected by the Parliamentary Commissioners at the cost of £3,345 10s. 8d. The latter was consecrated by the bishop on the 21st August, 1862. The style is early middle pointed, with a memorial east window to Miss Jane Lavender, the founder. The total cost, including endowment, was £7,500. There are two national schools supported by subscription, and funds are collected for a new school in the district of Barbourne. Here is the nunnery of Whistons, now called the White Ladies, to which, after the battle of Worcester, Charles II. retired. The island of Bevere is formed by a narrow branch of the river Severn. The citizens of Worcester took refuge on this island in Hardicanute's time, and again during a pestilence in 1637. This parish was originally a chapelry to St. Helen's, Worcester, but in 1218 became a separate parish. Perdiswell Hall is the seat of Sir Offley Wakeman, Bart." Whistones, a tything in the parish of Claines, county Worcester, adjacent to the north side of the city of Worcester, of which it forms a populous suburb. It contains White Ladies, on the site of Whitstone nunnery.

Church of Saint John the Baptist at Claines [c.1924]

North Claines in Kelly's 1912 Directory of Worcestershire

North Claines is a parish to the north of the city of Worcester, and under the provisions of the Worcester Extension Act, 1885, was designated by its present name, on and after the 30th September 1885, having at that date been constituted a parish out of the ancient parish of Claines, the remaining portion being included within the city of Worcester, and called South Claines. North Claines is in the Western division of the county, Lower Oswaldslow hundred, Droitwich union, Worcester petty sessional division and county court district, and in the rural deanery of Worcester East and archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester. Claines was originally a chapelry to St. Helen's, Worcester, but in 1218 became a separate parish divided into several hamlets and including the ancient manor of Northwick. In 1880, by the Divided Parishes Act, a detached part of the parish known as Smite Hill was annexed to Hindlip. The Worcester and Dudley section of the Great Western railway has a station at Fernhill Heath in this parish. The church of St. John the Baptist, formerly a chapel attached to St. Helen's, Worcester, is an ancient building in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, north and south chapels, north and south porches and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 5 bells: the east window is filled with stained glass : the organ, presented by the late Sir Henry Wakeman bart. in 1823, was rebuilt and greatly enlarged in 1902 at a cost of £460 : the church contains many ancient monuments, some of which date from 1577, and was restored in 1886-7, at a cost of £4,000, when it was re-seated with open benches, the roofs opened out and a new north aisle, vestry and organ chamber built : the north chapel retains a piscina and a very small font : the staircase to the rood loft also remains : there is a memorial window to Henry Pidcock, d. 1862: the pavement of the chancel is a unique work in mosaic, showing the descent of Christ from Jesse : there are 380 sittings, 190 of which are free. The register date from the year 1538. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £224, with 23 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Worcester, and held since 1908 by the Rev. Oswald Allen Moore M.A. of Magdalen College, Oxford. The Baptist Mission chapel here was erected in 1903, at a cost of £400, and will seat 120 persons. The Church Institute, a structure of red brick, built in 1891, at a cost of £1,200, contains three rooms which can be converted into a single large one by the sliding of partitions : attached is a house for the caretaker and post office. There are various charities in the parish, amongst which is one left by the late Sir Henry Wakeman bart. of the interest of £200 for the benefit of the poor. The Worcester Cemetery is in this parish. Beveré House, the seat of Frederick Curtler esq. is a mansion situated at Beveré Green. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners, who are lords of the manor, Sir Offley Wakeman bart. of Yeaton-Peverey, Shrewsbury, Lord Hindlip, Frederick Curtler esq. the trustees of the late Henry Walker esq. Mrs. Wheeley Lea and Mrs. Ellis Wall are the principal landowners. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans and seeds. The area is 3,334 acres of land and 69 of water; rateable value, £18,329; the population in 1891 was 1,828, and 1901 was 2,100 in the civil and 1,232 in the ecclesiastical parish. Fernhill Heath, 1 mile north-east, is a hamlet, with a station on the Great Western railway. The kennels of the Worcestershire Hunt are here, about 3 miles north from Worcester; A. Jones esq. master; the pack hunts four days a week; Droitwich, Worcester and Bromsgrove are convenient centres. Beveré, Perdiswell, Northwick and Astwood are hamlets. The island of Beveré afforded an asylum to the inhabitants of Worcester, first in 1041, when on their refusal to pay the Danegelt, they were exposed to the fury of Harthacnut, and again in 1837, whey they fled hither to avoid a pestilence which had attacked the city. Astwood is 1½ miles south, Perdiswell half a mile south, Beveré three-quarters of a mile north-west and Northwick 1 south-west.

Church of Saint John the Baptist at Claines

Related Newspaper Articles

"The annual tea-drinking, given to the Claines school children by Mr. Oldham, took place on Tuesday afternoon, and it is with pleasure we state that, although the appearance of the clouds caused many anxious glances in the early part of the day, in the afternoon the weather proved all that could desired. After the guests had been regaled in the school-yard with a hearty meal of tea, cake, and bread and butter, they repaired to a tent provided for the occasion. Here Mr. Crowther, having addressed a few short but impressive words to the children, informed Mr. Oldham that he was deputed by the scholars to beg his acceptance of some handsomely bound volumes, comprising a prayer book, beautifully illustrated, and Mrs. Hall's views in Ireland, a token of the respect they felt for their kind benefactor, who during Whitsun week has never failed to give them a similar entertainment for eleven years. No sooner had Mr. Crowther concluded his remarks than the children gave vent to their feelings by three deafening cheers. They then adjourned to a neighbouring field, where the spectators afterwards followed them, having first met in the school-room for the purpose of listening to the sweet voices of the Cathedral choristers, as they sang some favourite airs, amongst which were the "Blue Bells of Scotland," which was simultaneously encored. In the course of the evening the young people enjoyed various field sports; also a scramble for gingerbread nuts, which were distributed by the kind friend whose name we need not again mention. Towards nine o'clock the party began to leave the field, but at what hour they finally dispersed we have not ascertained. We must not omit to mention that the tent was very tastefully decorated by Mr. Jauncey, the schoolmaster, whose efforts to promote the happiness of his pupils were unwearied as on any former occasion. Amongst the ladies and gentlemen present we noticed Rev. W. Crowther and Mrs. Crowther, Rev. T. Webster and party. Rev. T. S. Jones and Mrs. Jones. Mrs. and Miss Stephenson, Miss Cholmeley. Mrs. Sanderson, Mr. Oldham, Mr. Pidcock, Mr. Thorn, and Serjeant Davis, of Crimean celebrity."
"Whitsuntide Festivities"
Worcester Herald : June 6th 1857 Page 2.

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"At the Magistrates' Clerk's Office, Sansome Place, on Monday last, before H. B. Tymbs, Esq., William Colston and George Robertson, two tramps, were charged with wilfully setting a barn on fire, on the previous day, containing a quantity of barley, some wheat, and implements, the property of Mr. William Tolley, of Northwick, in the parish of Claines. The first witness was Ann Phillips, servant, in the employ of the prosecutor, who said that on the previous morning the prisoners came to her master's house, begging. They came to the back door and asked her to give them something. She told them she had nothing to give them, and they turned away muttering and cursing. Both came to the door but it was Robertson who begged. It was about eleven o'clock when this occurred. John Powiss, another servant of her master's, was in the yard and within hearing, when the prisoners were begging at the door. The next witness called was John Powiss, a groom, in the prosecutor's employ, who gave corroborative evidence, and said that as the prisoners were going away from the house he heard one of them say to the other "Let's knock a hole in the bloody wall, or do something." When they got through the doors into the lane, witness heard one of the two say to the other "Have you got a match?" He did not hear any reply, but both men then went on towards Northwick. The prisoner Robertson here said "Nothing was said about knocking a hole in the wall, that was quite untrue." Charles Roberts, a lad, son of Thomas Roberts, labourer, living at Com Meadow, in the parish of Claines, deposed that on the previous day, shortly after two o'clock, he was going along the footpath that crosses the fields between Corn Meadow and Northwick, when he got within about 100 yards of Mr. Tolley's barn he saw the prisoners, who were walking from the pools up towards the barn. They were coming along the waggon road. Witness whistled, when Robertson turned round and looked at him. He [witness] then went on towards Thomas King's, in Northwick village. When he passed the bam it was all right. After he had been at King's - which was about 100 yards from the barn - he heard a cry of "fire," and ran to the door, when he saw some smoke coming from the barn. He then went into the house again and on coming out in about five minutes saw that the barn was all in flames. Mr. William Broad Rowe, of Little Perdiswell, Claines, said that shortly before three on Sunday afternoon he was in the garden, when he saw lot of smoke and flames in the direction of Northwick. He ran across the orchard into the Ombersley turnpike road, and met the prisoners, who were going towards Worcester. When he met them they were about 130 yards beyond Checketts Lane. He thought it rather strange to see them going away from the fire, and he remarked that it was so to his man. Afterwards he met the policeman, and told him had seen the two prisoners. Afterwards witness went on to the barn, which was between 200 and 300 yards from the place where he met the prisoners. Alfred Trimmell, labourer, of Cross Pool Cottages, near Mr. Tolley's barn, was next examined. He said that about twenty minutes before two on Sunday afternoon, Colston went to his house, and begged a few matches, which were given to him, and then he went away. The prosecutor having been sworn, said that until the previous day there was a large barn standing at the top of his field, called Greenfield. About three o'clock on Sunday afternoon, he received information that the bam was on fire, and on going to it found it in flames. Most of the flames were issuing from the end of the barn next to the pool. In the course of a short time the barn, some barley, and some implements, were entirely destroyed. The two prisoners were afterwards examined in his [prosecutor's] presence, by a magistrate [Mr. T. G. Curtler], Northwick. There was about £100 worth of barley, and more than £30 worth of straw in the barn, besides which there were some implements. Mr. Superintendent Phillips spoke to receiving the prisoners from P.C. Pitt on Sunday afternoon, whilst they were being examined before Mr. T. G. Curtler, at Mr. Tolley's house. Witness charged them with wilfully setting fire to the barn, when Colston said: "We are tired of tramping about, we could get no work and could get nothing to eat. We begged some matches and he lighted it and put it to." Robertson replied: "That is right, we are both as bad as one another." It was at the Police Station that witness charged the prisoners. On being asked if they had anything say in their defence, the prisoners said : "No, they had nothing to say.'" They were then committed for trial the Assizes."
"Arson at Claines"
Worcester Journal : November 22nd 1862 Page 10.

"Reports are current that a veritable ghost is in the habit making nightly peregrinations in the Droitwich, Ombersley and Northwick roads. "Springheel Jack" is the name that has been given to the perturbed spirit, in consequence of the facility with which he or it can leap over gates and hedges and confront the astonished pedestrian. It appears that the ghost is especially fond of frightening women and children. As the matter-of-fact and non-superstitious portion of the inhabitants of the neighbourhood in question suspect that the "ghost" is personated by some mischievous or idiotic spirit clothed in flesh, it is not at all unlikely that we shall before long hear of his ghostship being "laid" by the application of stout cudgel. The rumour has obtained such currency that many women are afraid to venture out alone after nightfall. A week or two ago a respectable female living in Mill Lane was chased along the Droitwich Road either by a man or an apparition, and reached her home in complete state of terror and exhaustion. An amusing incident in connection with the "Springheel" gentleman occurred last night. Shortly after ten o'clock the residents of Bank Street, Barbourne, were alarmed by hearing cries of "Murder" proceeding from the road in rear of their houses. Several people rushed with lights to the spot, and found two men frantically struggling together on the ground, the upper one exclaiming at intervals, "I've got him now! It's Springheeled Jack and I intend sticking to him." Upon the lights flashing upon the scene, lo and behold the two combatants were found to be neighbours who lived only a short distance from each other! The explanation soon given : Neighbour No. 1 was coming home from the fair, thoroughly contented with himself and everybody in general; but, arriving at a very dark part of the lane, noticed the figure of a man standing erect against some railings. Thinking it was the mysterious personage whose name echoed throughout the district, he at once seized him. Neighbour No. 2, not knowing who his assailant was, stoutly resisted being captured, and the desperate conflict above described then ensued."
"The Claines Ghost"
Worcestershire Chronicle Journal : September 20th 1871 Page 3.

"On Thursday the parish church of Claines, near Worcester, was re-opened for Divine service after undergoing a process of restoration which had been needed. This church, one of the most picturesque in the county, was built in the first half of the 15th century to replace a Norman chapel erected in 1100, which had become too small for the population. Claines until the year 1218 was a chapelry attached to St. Helen's, Worcester, but it then became a separate parish. It was originally a parish of large area, but it has been greatly reduced during the last half-century or so by the formation of new ecclesiastical districts, rendered necessary by the constant expansion of the city of Worcester. Thus the parishes of St. George's, St. Stephen's [Barbourne], St. Barnabas [Rainbow Hill], St. Mary Magdalene, and part of Holy Trinity all previously belonged to Claines. The cost of the restoration, including the £700 expended by Sir Offley Wakeman on the chancel, has been nearly £4,000. The amount still to be raised is about £400. Mr. Aston Webb, of Westminster, was the architect, and Mr. Collins, of Tewkesbury, the builder. There was a large congregation at the opening service on Thursday, the church being filled in every part. The Bishop of Worcester and the clergy robed at the Church House Farm near the church. The Bishop was attended by the Rev. Canon Cattley as chaplain. The clergy present, in addition to the Vicar of Claines [Rev. A. S. Porter], were the the Archdeacon of Craven, the Rev. Canon Claughton, the Revs. T. G. Curtler, W. Gardiner, J. P. Driver, F. W. Davenport [vicars respectively of the parishes of St. Stephen's. St. George's, St. Mary's, and St. Barnabus, Rainbow Hill, which were formed out of the parish of Claines]; P. Llewellyn [vicar of Holy Trinity part of which was also in the old parish of Claines]; the Revs, the Hon. H. Douglas. F. H. Richings, H. L. Harkness, R. Thursfield, F. J. Eld, W. R. Carr, J. S. Chesshire. E. S. Lowndes, T. L. Wheeler, Dr. Quilter, T. Sharp, W. W. Vevers, A. Recce [rector of Donyatt], B. Arthure, H. G. Pepys, L. Outram, W. Murcott, G. Jones. H. E. Whinfield, H. Bearcroft, W. Smallwood, W. Crowther, W. Allin. and G. Jones. Lessons were read by the Revs. W. Smallwood and W. Crowther, both former vicars of Claines. The Rev. Canon Claughton read the prayers. The Bishop preached from the text: "It is written 'My House shall be called the House of Prayer'" [St. Matthew, chapter xxi., verse 13]. At the afternoon service the Venerable Archdeacon of Craven was the preacher. The offertories during the day amounted about £90."
"Restoration of Claines Church"
Worcestershire Chronicle : February 12th 1887 Page 5.

"On Thursday week, Maria Evans the wife of the sexton of Claines Parish Church, who resides close by, found that the church had been broken into since it was safely locked on the preceding evening at 8.30. Information was at once given to the police, and P.C. Simpson made an examination of the building . He found that a square piece of glass in one of the windows had been taken out, the lead being removed, this allowing a hand to be inserted to open the window. By this means, undoubtedly, the thief gained an entrance. One of the poor boxes had been broken open and the contents extracted, the small brass lock upon the box having been forced. The vicar, the Red. A. S. Porter, estimates that there was about 5s. in the box and this appears to be all the booty the thief carried away with him. Exit was made by the thief through the vestry door, in which he left the key. Entrance was obtained through the window above referred to some two years ago, when the church was broken into under similar circumstances, and by a curious coincidence, the very same piece of glass that was then put in, was taken out on this occasion. The lead and glass taken out of the window were found lying on the ground outside the church. An arrest of a man on suspicion was made. Police Sergeant Chare on Friday morning proceeded to Link's Lodging House, Newport Street, where he took into custody a man named William Rudge, aged seventy-one, who is a notorious character. As recently as November, 1889, he was convicted before Lord Chief Justice Coleridge, and sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment for breaking into St. George's Church, Worcester. He has also undergone several terms of imprisonment, including one of seven years' for theft, and he has spent no less than thirty-one years of his life in prison. At the County Police Court, on Saturday, before Colonel Bellers, William Rudge [71], of Link's Lodging House. Newport Street, he was charged on suspicion with breaking into Claines Church on the 27th of May, and stealing therefrom certain money, the property of the vicar and churchwardens. In reply to the charge Rudge said "I am quite innocent of it. I don't know what you have taken me for." Deputy Chief Constable Tyler said he heard of a man answering the prisoner's description being in the neighbourhood of Claines Church on the night in question. He had not had time to make the necessary enquiries as he only received information of the robbery on Thursday evening. Prisoner had made a statement admitting that he was out that night, but he had not given a satisfactory explanation as to what he did with himself, although he had given a satisfactory account of himself for every other night since he has been out of prison. He was turned out of the lodging house on the night of the 27th having no money, but he returned the next morning with money in his possession, which he [Mr.Tyler] alleged was taken from the church. Prisoner had given an account of how he came into possession of the money which was perfectly false. He said that he met a man who gave him 2s.6d. He said the man was a tailor of Upton, who married a Miss Bennett of Norton, but he could not give the man's name. Rudge : "That is true. The man used to keep a little shop and he used to sell rabbits. If he paid me what he owed me I should have 12s.6d. from him." Police Sergeant Chare said that he had been to Upton this morning and enquired of every tailor in the town, and found that not one of them had married a woman named Bennett or knew anything of the prisoner. Mr. Jones [assistant magistrates' clerk] : Prisoner had made another statement accounting for not being at the lodging house on the May 27th. He says he slept under a tree in Newtown all night. Rudge : "So I did." Colonel Bellers said that as prisoner's statements were very unsatisfactory he would remand him until Monday at 12 o'clock. On Monday prisoner was further remanded until Wednesday, and Colonel Bellers thinking the evidence insufficient discharged him."
"Claines Church Robbed"
Worcestershire Chronicle : June 6th 1891 Page 6.

"George Hill, aged 62, of Linacres, Claines, was found dead, standing upright in a ditch of water by the side of Dark Lane, at Linacre, on Thursday morning. Deceased was in the employ of Mr. J. T. Mence, at Linacres Farm, and on Wednesday was engaged in lopping withy trees close to the spot where his body was found. He went home in safety on Wednesday evening, and went out again early on Thursday morning as if to resume his work. A labourer first discovered the unfortunate man. The water did not cover his head. He had a small axe in his hand. It is supposed that the deceased tried to jump the ditch, but fell in. and being unable to get out died from exposure. An inquest will be held on Saturday."
"Strange Death at Claines"
Worcester Journal : January 19th 1895 Page 4.

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List of Pubs

Bull Inn
Durham Ox
Halfway House
Hop Pole
Mug House
New Inn
Plough Inn
Raven Inn
Red Lion
Virgin's Tavern
White Hart

1851 Lascelles & Co.'s Directory

Barnett Mr. William, Fearnall Heath
Beauchamp Miss Jane, Little Perdiswell
Bloxsidge Mr. Zachariah, Spring Cottage
Cottrill Mr. George, Beverley Grange
Curtler Mr. Thomas Gale, Beverley House
Egington Mrs. Esther, Perdiswell Cottage
Hartle Mrs. Mary, Ombersley Road
Hill Mr. John, Fearnall Heath
Mence Mrs. Elizabeth, Cyprus Cottage
Palmer Rev. Ellis, B.A., Chaplain to
Waterman's Church, Ombersley Road
Palmer Rev. John, M.A., Perpetual Curate
of Claines, Church House
Pardoe Mrs., Ombersley Road
Romney Rev. F. H., M.A., Curate of
Tibberton, Fearnall Heath
Sanderson Mrs. Edward, Rose Place
Stallard William, Esq., The Blanquets
Tolley Mrs., Northwick House
Wakeman Sir Offley, Bart, Perdiswell Hall
Woodcock George Esq., Barbourne House

Adams, Joseph, Blacksmith, Ombersley Road
Ashcroft Thomas, Nurseryman/Florist, Northwick Rd.
Atkins George, Boot and Shoe Maker, Northwick
Bagnall John, Market Gardener and
Shopkeeper, Northwick Lane
Bagshaw, William, Victualler, New Inn,
Ombersley Road
Bedford Thomas, Coal Merchant, Hawford Lock
Bishop John, National Schoolmaster, Northwick Ter.
Boucher Thomas, Farmer, Lower Town
Cole George, Wheelwright, Carpenter, and
Joiner, Fearnall Heath
Collins James, Victualler, Wheelwright,
Carpenter, and Joiner, Raven Inn
Cottrill John Pigeon, Farmer, Church Cottage
Dance Thomas, Victualler, Virgin's Tavern
Darby Harriet, Grocer & Flour dealer, Feranall Heath
Davis John, Wheelwright, Carpenter, and
Joiner, Fearnall Heath
Evans Ambrose, Boot & Shoe Maker, Fearnall Heath
Francis George, Market Gardener, Droitwich Road
Gibbs Richard, Horse Breaker and
Shopkeeper, Fearnall heath
Gibbs William, Farmer, Lower Town
Gregory Stephen, Beer Retailer, Ombersley Road
Gough Walter, Day and Boarding School and
Baptist Minister, Fearnall Heath
Guise Thomas, Farmer, Ombersley Road
Hall Frederick, Ironmonger, Fearnall Heath
Hartwright James Ford, Linacres Farm
Hartwright William, Corn Meadow Green Farm
Hind Sarah, Shopkeeper, Northwick Terrace
Hingley John, Jobbing Gardener and
Beer Retailer, Northwick Terrace
Hughes Isaac, Butcher/Cowkeeper, Northwick Lane
Jackson Richard, Farmer, Beverley
Jeff George, Farmer, Lower Town
Knapp Joseph, Farmer & Maltster, Northwick
Layland Samuel, Woollen Draper and
Tailor, Fearnall heath
Lewis William, Shopkeeper and Branch
Post Office, Fearnall Heath
Little James, Victualler, Crown Inn
Little William, Shopkeeper, Cyprus Place
Mann James, Boot and Shoe Maker and
Beer Retailer, Ombersley Road
Mansell Ann, Victualler, Mug House
Marmont Mary, Ladies Boarding School,
Martin William Henry, Tailor and Beer Retailer
Hop Pole, Fearnall Heath
Newbury John, Market Gardner and
Shopkeeper, Ombersley
Payter Charles, Victualler and Butcher,
Durham Ox, Fearnall Heath
Pearkes Samuel, Farmer, Yew Tree Cottage
Perkins Eliza, Shopkeeper, Ombersley Road
Perkins Thomas, Shopkeeper
Pointon Abel, Farmer, Worcester
Powell A., Wine Merchant, Spring Cottage
Price Thomas, Bricklayer and Slaterer
Ross James, Farmer, Dales Gr.
Shelswell William, Builder, Ombersley Rd.
Smith J., Butcher & Farmer, Fearnall Heath
Spencer Benjamin, Boot and Shoe Maker
and Beer Retailer, Fearnall Heath
Spencer John, Boot Maker, Fearnall Heath
Stable Mrs. & The Misses Ladies' Boarding
School, Little Perdiswell
Summers Wm., Shopkeeper, Ombersley Rd.
Tandy Edward, Beer Retailer, Baker, Flour,
and Provision Dealer, Fearnall Heath
Taylor John, Farmer, Northwick
Thomas William, Market Gardener and
Florist, Northwick Place
Tolley William, Farmer, Northwick Hall
Tomking Hy., Plough Inn, Fearnall Heath
Trimnell Thomas, Tailor, Cyprus Place
Tufley Benjamin, Boot and Shoe Maker,
Fearnall Heath
Weaver Joseph, Mkt Gardener, Northwick Pl.
Webb James, Land Surveyor and Farmer,
Tapenhall Farm
Wheeler Edward, Hop and Seed Merchant,
Salt Box Cottage
White Henry, Blacksmith, Farrier, Shoeing,
and Jobbing Smith, Fearnall Heath
Wilde William, Blacksmith, Shoeing, and
Jobbing Smith, Fearnall Heath
Williams Elizabeth, National School, Mistress
Williams James, Parish Clerk and National
Wilks James, Sexton
Wood A. and C., Nursery and Seedsman,
Barbourne Nursery

1912 Kelly's Directory : North Claines

Ames Frederick J. P., Hawford Lodge
Ashton Mrs. Morton house
Blackall John Ofspring, Northwick Grange
Bradley Mrs. Northwick house
Brown George Frederick. S. Beveré Knoll
Castle Mrs. Hawford house
Child Thomas, Dilmore House, Droitwich Rd.
Curtler Frederick Lewis, Beveré House
Dore Charles J. Little Perdiswell
Eastbury Edward, Buckfield, Droitwich Road
Hancock George D. The Cedars
Hooper John H. Tutnall Hall
Jackson Alfred Wm. Northwick Hall
Langstone Robert H. Hadley Villa
Loch Capt. George E. Beveré Manor
Moore Rev. Oswald Allen M.A. Vicar
Onslow Col. George Thorp Beveré Cottage
Prosser Mrs. Dilmore Road
Rigden E. Fownes Rosa Place
Smith George Shrewsbury, Common Hill
Stockwell Capt. Charles Hill House
Thomas Emmanuel Woodbine Villa
Turner John Calder Goodwood, Droitwich Rd.
Vigors Capt. Philip Urban, The Grange
Vigors Rev. Richard William, The Grange
Vigors Thomas Mercer de Cliffe, The Grange
Walker Mrs. Little Perdiswell
Webb William Wentworth, Dilmore, Droitwich Rd.
Whinfield Arthur Hy. Severn Grange
Wilson Mrs. Oakfield

Barnard Frederick Wm., Beveré Green Farm
Beard Wm. Plumber, Ombersley Road
Beck Frederick, Farmer, Firs Farm
Bennett Frank, Farmer, Catenhall Farm
Bennett Stephen, Farmer, Porter's Mill
Bicknell Philip Wimberley, Farmer, Model Farm
Bill Emma Mrs., Miller [water], Mildenham
Bough Geo. Thos., Insurance Agent, Church Cottage
Bridge & Middleton Misses, Dress Makers
Dufty Charles, Market Gardener, Perdiswell
Evans Ernest John, Monumental Sculptor
Griffiths Thomas, Market Gardener, Claines Lane
Griffiths Wm. Market Gardener, Corn Meadow
Groves Enoch, Farmer, Corn Meadow
Haden Harry, Smith, Droitwich Road
Harber William, Dairyman, Lower Farm
Hiron Grantham Arthur, New Inn, Ombersley Rd.
Hunt James, Farmer, Northwick
Jackson J. Alfred, Miller [Water], Porter's Mill
Morris Fras., Sand Merchant, Ombersley Road
Nicholas Sarah Mrs., Raven, Droitwich Road
Nind Frederick Augustus, Baker, Droitwich Rd.
Phillips James, Farmer, Linacres
Phillips Robert, Farmer, Church House Farm
Randle James Ernest, Mug House
Sansome Isaac John, Farmer, Oak Farm
Tolley Charles Edward, Builder, Station Road
Topham Frederick, Farm Bailiff
Turner Ernest, Farmer, Daniels
Watkins Walter Henry, Dairyman
White Hy. Asst. Overseer, Station Road
Wilkes Hy. Thos., Builder, Ombersley Rd.
Woodyatt Charles, Farmer, Spelly's Farm

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