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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, 2½ 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


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

Owen’s 1880 directory