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The entry for Cradley in Kelly's 1860 directory lists 77 individuals.

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CRADLEY, a very extensive and populous parish, formerly belonging to the borough of Halesowen, is situated 2½ miles east of Stourbridge, 3 south from Dudley, and 9½ from Birmingham in the county court district of Oldbury. The town itself lies a little off the main road; it is in the diocese of Worcester, in the Hundred of Halfshire, Worcestershire archdeaconry, and deanery of Kidderminster, with a population in 1851 of 3,383. It forms part of a populous, mercantile and manufacturing neighbourhood, in which the iron trade is carried on in all its branches. The soil in general is a rich clay, fertile in all kinds of grain, and excellent pasturage, and the lands on the north and west of NETHEREND (a part of the township of Cradley parish) abound with coal and ironstone. A court baron and a court-leet are held at Cradley, on the last Tuesday in October, at which the steward presides as judge, assisted by a jury of respectable inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annual value £151, in the gift of the Vicar of Halesowen, and held by the Rev. J.H. Thompson. Here also are places of worship for the Unitarians, the Baptists, the Wesleyans, and New Connexion Methodists; attached to the first is a National school, under the government inspection. That belonging to the Unitarians is supported partly by endowment and partly by an annual collection. The number of free boys is 30, of girls 12. The extensive ironworks of Messrs. Evers and Sons are in this district, and are engaged principally in the manufacture of superior qualities of iron, by the charcoal or wood coal, process ; and Messrs. Noah Hingley and Sons are extensively engaged in the manufacturing of anchors, anvils, and chain and chain cables. There are likewise manufactures of sword blades, files, rasps, vices, anvils, hammers, nails, bayonets, anchors, chain cables, bellows, felt hats, fire-bricks, hats, and woollen yarn. Ironstone and cement works are extensively carried on at the Hayes, Messrs. George Atwood and Sons, proprietors. One mile from the northern extremity of Cradley, in a romantic vale, agreeably diversified with plantations of firs, 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. Lord Lyttelton is lord of the manor. In 1852, a grant of land was made by the sons of the late Rev. George Biggs (a former vicar of the parish of Halesowen), for the enlargement of the burial ground of this parish.



Bradshaw Mr. Ellis

Cochrane Rev. W. [Unitarian], Netherend

Hingley Mr. Noah, Chapel house

Homer Mrs. Colley gate

Homer Mr. Joseph, Park house

Homfray Jeston, esq. Coleman hill

Horton Mrs

Thompson Rev. Joseph H. B.A. [incumbent], Colley gate

Wood, Mr. Thomas, Colley gate


Adams Jabez, British Arms, Overend

Attwood James, butcher

Attwood William, butcher

Beasley Joseph, Blue Ball

Bishop John, tanner, Park side

Bloomer Thomas & Son, nail manufacturers, Colley gate

Bloomer John, carpenter, Colley gate

Bloomer Josiah, Robin Hood

Bridgewater John, grocer

Brookes David, draper

Cemm Thomas, Bridge inn, & vice manufacturer

Clewes Thomas, mop maker, Park side

Cooper William, beer retailer, Colley gate

Darby Joseph, tailor, Windmill hill

Dawe Joseph, shopkeeper, Colley gate

Emmett George, shopkeeper, Netherend

Evers Samuel & Sons, manufacturers of charcoal horsenail rods, best & common iron wire pads for fencing, cables, bars &c. Cradley forge

Fellows Joseph, maltster

Fellows Susannah (Mrs), miller

Fellow Thomas, Old Mogul, Netherend

Fennell Sidney, surgeon

Finch Simeon, Old Two Gates

Forrest Edwd. shopkeeper, Windmill hill

Fox Thomas, Fish, & maltster

Gadd John, cider retailer

Gill Daniel, butcher & shopkeeper, Windmill hill

Grove John Haden, grocer, Colley gate

Harper & Moore, coal masters, manufacturers of Stourbridge fire bricks of all descriptions, fire clay retorts, crucibles & glass house pots of all kinds, & proprietors of best glasshouse pot clay, Lower Delph

Haddock John, plumber & painter, Netherend

Harper Joseph, farmer, Homer hill

Hawkeswood Joseph, beer retailer

Hawkeswood Richard, boot & shoe maker, Colley gate

Hawkesworth William Herbert, Sun, & shopkeeper, Overend

Hingley Noah & Sons, iron merchants & manufrs. of chains, cables & anchors

Hingley James, butcher & beer retailer

Hipkiss Henry, iron manufr. Lodge forge

Hipkiss Sarah (Mrs.), iron manufacturer, Rag mill

Hodgetts Charles, hat manufacturer & felt works, Park side

Hughes Isaiah, Holly Bush

Jones Joseph, accountant

Jones William, maltster Netherend

Jones William, Black Swan

Kendrick William, beer retailer

King Brothers, proprietors of Stourbridge clay & manufacturers of fire brick, glasshouse pots &c. &c. Netherend

King Joseph & Co. brick & tile manufacturers & coal masters, Netherend

Laister Thomas, maltster, Colley gate

Leonard Samuel, May Pole

Mason James, farmer, Overend

Mole William, beer retailer, Colley gate

Mole William Henry, blacksmith, Colley gate

Newth William, beer retailer, Colley gate

Oliver William, beer retailer, Colley gate

Paddock Hannah (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Rock William & Co. nail, chain cable & trace manufacturers

Roper Wm. beer retailer, Colley gate

Shaw Wm. beer retailer & shopkeeper, Netherend

Smith Samuel, grocer & druggist

Stringer Wm. beer retailer, Netherend

Tandy James, butcher, Colley gate

Tate Abel, Bull's Head

Tate James, shopkeeper

Thomas Henry, beer retailer, Netherend

Tibbetts Joseph, Shovel inn, & shopkeeper, Park side

Warr John, beer retailer

Williams Eliza (Mrs.), Netherend tavern, Netherend

Wyer Judith (Mrs.), beer retailer

Wyer Samuel, plumber & glazier

Wythes Joseph, linendraper & grocer

Yeomans Williams, tailor

POST OFFICE.- Mrs Elizabeth Christopher, receiver. Letters arrive from Brierley Hill at 7.15 a.m. ; dispatched at 6 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Cradley heath


National, Mr. Rigg, master; Miss Chamberlain, mistress

Unitarian, Mr. Thomas Henry Billingham, master ; Mrs. Billingham, mistress

COACHES from Stourbridge to Birmingham & back, daily, pass through

Kelly’s 1860 directory

Kelly's 1860 directory, page 1173