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Kelly's 1928 directory has 275 entries for Cradley

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 1/2 miles east from Stourbridge, 4 south from Dudley and 9 1/2 southwest from Birmingham, in the Stourbridge division of the county, hundred of Lower Halfshire, Stourbridge petty sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Dudley and diocese of Worcester. 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. 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, east porch and a brick tower added in 1876 and containing 8 bells, shown in the Vienna exhibition of 1873: a new font was provided in 1867 and an organ built at a cost of £400: there are 750 sittings, all free. The register of baptisms and burials dates from 1785 ; marriages, 1802. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £450, in the gift of the rector of Halesowen, and held since 1923 by the Rev. William Sterry-Cooper M.A., L.Th. of Hatfield Hall, Durham and Lichfield Theological College, and hon C F. The great tithes are held by the lay impropriator, Alfred Homfray esq. A vicarage house was built in 1899 by the parishioners, at a cost of £2.550. 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; a second enlargement of one acre was made in 1874 and a third enlargement of two acres in 1922. Here is a Unitarian chapel, built in 1786 ; 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 stele, and will seat 450 persons; the Wesleyan Methodist chapel was erected in 1893, the Primitive Methodist in 1882, and the United Methodist chapel in 1856. Messrs. Harper and Moores Ltd. Messrs. King Brothers (Stourbridge) Ltd. and Messrs. Samuel Evers and Sons are manufacturers of fire bricks, clay retorts and crucibles, and proprietors of the Stourbridge clay. 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 (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, of the Lye. 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 land on the north and west of Netherend (a part of the township of Cradley) abound with thick coil and fire-clay. The area is 818 acres, including 6 of water; the population in 1921 was 7,600.

Netherend, Colley Gate, Overend, Two Gates and Colman Hill are near the town.

Parish Clerk, Charles Worton, Beecher road.

Town Sub-Post M. 0. & Telephone Call Office (telegrams dispatched but not delivered). Letters from Cradley Heath, Staffs

Town Sub-Post & M. 0. Office, Windmill Hill. Letters from Cradley Heath, Staffs. Nearest T. office, Cradley

Police Station, 32 Colley lane


Collector of Rates, Edwin Bird, Cradley lane

Customs & Excise Officers, A. Howard Ridley, Sydney road, Cradley Heath & S. C. Dundas, 1 Valley rd. Lye

Medical Officer & Public Vaccinator, Cradley District, Stourbridge Union, Charles John Lewis M.D., Ch.B. Birm., M.R.C.S. Eng., M.R.C.P. Lond. Colley Gate

Registrar of Births & Deaths. Halesowen Sub-district, Alfred Hill, 36 High street


St. Peter's Church, Rev. William Sterry-Cooper M.A., L.Th. & hon. C.F. vicar; Rev. John Vernon Ward Ward-Booth, curate

St. Catherine's Mission Room, Beecher street

Mission of the Good Shepherd, Lyde Green

Baptist, High street, Rev. David John Perrott B.A

Primitive Methodist

Mission Room, Banner street (undenuminational) ; various services

United Methodist, Colley Gate (Stourbridge Circuit), Rev. Walter Cocks (supt)

Unitarian, Netherend, Rev. John Yeomans

Wesleyan Methodist, High street, Rev. David Jn. Bowen

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

Carriers to Birmingham.- George Lloyd, Cradley Heath, & G. Green & Son, pass through on tues. thurs. & sat

(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.)

Attwood William, 8 Drew's Holloway

Bird Edwin, 40 Colley lane

Bowen Rev. David John (Wesleyan Methodist), The Manse, Lyde green

Bullas Hugh, Coleman hill

Chapman Wm. 7 Drew's Holloway

Clare William, 108 Furlong lane

Clewes Mrs. The Park

Cox James, 104 Colley Gate

Dakin Charles, Hatherton lodge, Drew's Holloway

Dakin Charles F. 118 Colley Gate

Fellows Vernon, The Grange, Colley

Fox Miss, The Elms, Colley lane

Garratt H. Ernest, Colman Hill house, Drew's Holloway

Green Richard, Colley Gate house, Colley Gate

Grice Hy. The Bungalow, Colman hill

Hickman Arthur S. 116 Colley Gate

Hickman Joseph, 9 Drew's Holloway

Hipkiss Frank, 111 Colley Gate

Holden Walter, Hilldene house, Drew's Holloway

Homer Ezra H. Clent ho. Colley Gate

Homer Mrs. Drew's Holloway

Hughes Mrs. Cleveland vil. Church rd

Lawrence Rev. George B.A. 52 Furlong lane

Lee William, Linton house, Drew's Holloway

Lewis Charles John, Colley gate gate

Moore Howard, Park house

Perrott Rev. David John BA. (Baptist), Banner lane

Reece Mrs. 13 Drew's Holloway

Ryland George, 4 Drew's Holloway

Simon Win. Hy. 1 Drew's Holloway

Smith George, The Red house, Colley orchard

Southall Walter B. Colman hill

Sterry-Cooper Rev. William M.A., L.Th., hon. C.F. (vicar), Vicarage, Colley gate

Ward-Booth Rev. John Vernon Ward (curate), Colley gate

Willetts Charles, jun. 6 Drew's Holloway

Willetts Harold, Drew's Holloway

Woodhouse Caleb, 11 Drew's Holloway

Yeomans Rev. John (Unitarian), Netherend parsonage


Early closing day, Thursday.

Abbis Charlotte (Mrs.), shopkpr. Overend

Abbiss Sidney Tector, decrtr. Overend

Adams Arthur, boot maker, 50 Colley gate

Adams Charles, chain maker, 30 Windmill hill

Adams James, draper, 6 Furlong lane

Adams James A. grocer, 38 Furlong lane

Adams Walter E. joiner, Talbot street

Attwood Jn. shopkpr. 21 Park la

Auden Harry, grocer, 27 Two gates

Barclays Bank Ltd. (branch) (11 to 2, tues. & fri.), 21 High st. (T N 391) ; head office, 54 Lombard st. London E C 3

Barnsley Esther (Mrs.). shopkeeper, 46 Ladysmith road

Bate Elizabeth (Miss), shopkeeper, 34 High street

Bate George, shopkeeper, 68 High street

Bate Samuel, chain maker, New street

Bate William Edward, greengrocer, 16 Banner street

Beasley Alfred, tailor, 25 Colley gate

Beasley Ellen (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 35 Colley gate

Beasley Jesse, farmer, 36 Windmill hill

Beasley Mary Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 30 Ladysmith rd

Beddard Daniel, chain maker, 15 Forge Draft street

Beddard Raymond, printer, Colley gate

Bennett Mrs. Ann, beer retailer, 88 Two gates

Billingham John, shopkeeper, 64 Two gates

Billingham Thomas Wilson, grocer, 31 Alma street

Bills Alfred, shopkeeper, 7 Cradley lane

Bills Clara (Mrs.), wardrobe dealer, 14 High street

Bird Annie (Miss), shopkpr. 126 Colley gate

Bird Edwin, rate collector, Cradley la

Blackwell Brothers. shipping tackle manufacturers, Colley orchard. T N 171

Bloomer John & Sons. millers (steam), Bridge street T N Cradley Heath 194

Bloomer Joseph & Sons, chain manufacturers, Ladysmith road. T N 105

Bloomer John, chain maker, 5 Mill street

Bloomer Joseph Fellows, builder, Beecher road

Bloomer Philip, chain maker, 19 Beecher street

Blunt W. C. & F. A. grocers, 19 Bridge st

Boxley Florence (Mrs.), shopkpr. 78 Colley gate

Boxley Fred, Rose & Crown P.H. High street

Brettell M. (Mrs.), corsetiere, 76 Windmill hill

Buttery Saml. Gate P.H. Colley gate

Chambers Thomas Henry, news agent, 56 High street

Christopher Alice (Miss), tobccnst. & post off. 36 High st

Clewes T. M. & Son, wool dealers, Park mills, Colley Gate. T N 118

Clewitt M. E. (Mrs.), fancy draper, 9 Talbot st

Clift Harry, chain maker, New street

Clift Samuel, insurance agent, 2 Talbot street

Cooper Caleb, news agent, Overend

Cope Ossian, boot repairer, Colley gate

Cotterill Albt. Edwd. Holly Bush P.H. 50 High st

County Police Station, 32 Colley gate

Cox George William, seed merchant, 39 Colley gate

Cox Harry Vernon, Round of Beef P.H. 33 Colley gate

Cox Jsph. H. bldr. 26 Colley gate

Cradley Chain Manufacturing Co. chain makers, Mill street. T N 284

Cradley Conservative & Unionist Club (Jn. Edmunds, sec.), Colley gate

Cradley Labour Club (Jas. Willetts, sec.), Colley Gate

Cradley Liberal Club (Edgar Dunn, sec.), 3 Colley lane

Crampton Henry, shopkeeper, 24 Lyde green

Crampton Thomas, shopkeeper, 115 Two gates

Davis Emma (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 17 Butcher's lane

Davis George, shopkeeper, Windmill hill

Dentith Jas. & Sons, bakers, 72 High st

Dunn W. & J. grocers, 1 Windmill hill

Dunn Hezekiah, beer retailer, 70 High street

Dunn Mrs. haberdasher, 76 & 78 High st

Edge Thos. Old Two Gates P.H. 50 Windmill hill

Edwards William, chain maker, Little hill

Ellwell William, shopkeeper, 54 New street

Errington Bertram Ewart, draper, 112 Colley gate

Evers Samuel & Sons, fire brick manufacturers, Homer Hill (T A "Evers;" T N 127) (postal address. Stourbridge, Staffs)

Farmer Lucy (Miss), milliner, 128 Colley gate

Flavell George, hair dresser, High street

Fox Mary (Miss), certified midwife, 32 Spring hill

Fradgley Harry, hair dresser, 96 Overend

Gauden Saml. painter, 102 Colley gate. T N 396

Genner Jn. farmer, Netherend

Genner Jn. fishmngr. 20 High st. T N 392

Gill Alfred, furniture dealer, 21 High street

Gill E. M. (Miss), insnr. agt. Lyde grn

Golden George, chain maker, Butcher's lane

Goodwin Samuel, fishmonger, 60 Maple Tree lane

Greaves David. butcher, 63 Colley gate

Green Harry, odd work manufacturer, Banner street

Griffiths Frank, British Arms P.H. 20 Furlong lane

Grove N. & A. cycle agts. 113 Furlong la

Halesowen & Hasbury Industrial Co-operative Society, Windmill hill. T N 78

Hall Wm. Fish inn, 46 High st

Harbach Joseph, boot dealer, 11 Butcher's lane

Harper & Moores Ltd. fire brick mkrs. Netherend (postal address, Stourbridge). T A "Moores, Lye;" T N 23 Lye

Harris Andrew, chain maker, Victoria street

Harris Emily (Mrs.), drug stores, 25 High street

Harris William, butcher, 3 High street

Hawkeswood William, coal dealer, Maple Tree lane

Head Emma (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 46 High town

Head Frank, confectioner, 8 Beecher road

Head Frank, confectioner, 39 High street

Head Samuel, boot repairer, Overend

Hemming Harry, grocer, 80 Overend

Herrin Henry Jabez, Horse & Jockey P.H. 19 Netherend

Hickman Arthur, news agent, 116 Colley gate

Hill Alfred, registrar of births & deaths for Halesowen sub-district, 36 High street

Hingley Thos. fried fish dlr. 9 Bridge st

Hipkiss Hy. & Co. iron forgers, Lodge forge, New st

Hodgetts Ernest, butcher, Furlong la

Hodgetts Hezekiah, shopkeeper, 37 Maple Tree lane

Hodgetts Jsph. butcher, 2 High St

Hodgetts Walt. grocer, 74 Colley la

Holden Walter, baker, 105 Colley gate

Holloway Eric, bldrs.' mer. & post office, 24 & 26 Colley gate. T N 115

Homer Paul & Son, iromnongers, 1 High street

Homer Annie (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 86 High street

Homer Samuel, grocer, 25 Netherend

Ideal Benefit Society (P. Case, supt.); district office, 5 Talbot st

Jeavons Frederick, shopkeeper, 15 Beecher street

Jewiss Alfred, boot & shoe maker. 48 High street

Jewiss Alfred, jun. boot maker, 95 Colley gate

Johnson Benjamin, boot repairer, High town

Johnson Bert, boot repairer, 8 High Street

Johnson Soloman, shopkeeper, 15 Cradley forge

Jones & Lloyd Limited, anchor manufacturers, Scotia works (T N 33) & Cradley forge

King Brothers (Stourbridge) Ltd. fire brick manufacturers, Netherend. T N Lye 17. See Advt. Index

Kirton Thomas, chain maker, 26 Beecher road

Kirton William, jun. upholsterer, 28 Windmill hill

Knowles James, fried fish dealer, 88 Colley gate

Knowles John, greengrocer, 64 Colley gate

Knowles Joseph, draper, 9 Windmill hill

Lander Cyril, greengro. 27 Furlong la

Lavender Annie (Mrs.), confectioner, 124 Colley gate

Leah John William, fried fish dealer, 41 High street

Lewis Chas. Jn. M.D., Ch.B. Birm., M.R.C.S. Eng., M.R.C.P. Lond. physcn. & surgn. medical officer & public vaccinator Cradley district, Stourbridge union, Colley gate. T N 340

Littlewood Jane (Mrs.), coal dealer, Park road

Lloyde Eliz. (Mrs.), draper Furlong la

Lloyds Bank Ltd. (branch) (hours, 11 to 2 tues. & fri.), 38 High st. ; head office, 42 & 44 Gracechurch st. London E C 3

Major Arthur, shopkeeper, 140 Colley gate

Male William, chain maker, Overend

Mapp Charles, carpenter, Colley Orchard

Mason Brothers, chain manufacturers, Mill st. T N 6o

Meacham Arthur, baker, Park road, Colley Gate

Meredith & Hingley, builders, Spring street

Meredith Joseph A. builder, Furlong lane

Midland Bank Ltd. (branch) (John A. James, manager) (hours 11 to 2 tues. & fri.), Colley gate; head office, 3 Threadneedle street E C 2

Millward Bertram, hardware dealer, 47 High street

Millward George, pork butcher, 82 Colley gate

Moore M. (Mrs.), shopkpr. Banners la

Neath Thomas Henry, beer retailer, Park lane

Newby Florence E. (Miss), draper, 37 Colley gate

Newey Wm. shopkpr. 33 Two gates

Nicholls Wm. insur. agt. 19 Talbot st

Oakley Bros. iron founders, Bell Vale foundry, Overend. T N 123

Oliver W. & Son (of Cradley) Ltd. maltsters, Colley lane. T N 100

Oliver Eliza (Mrs.), beer retailer, Park road

Oliver John, carpenter, Colley Gate

Oliver Walt. carpntr. Windmill hill

Palmer William, beer retailer, 19 Overend

Parkes Frank, shopkpr. 18 Lyde grn

Payton Thomas, pattern maker, Highfield road

Phillips Wm. Arth. grocer, 121 Park rd

Piper Fred, Old Mogul P.H. Netherend

Plant William, fishmonger, 54 High street

Porter Jn. H. Talbot hotel, Colley gate

Priest Joseph R. Crown P.H. 88 Lyde green

Proffitt Isabel (Mrs.), beer retlr. 2 High town

Raybould Harold, boot dealer, 16 High street

Reece Henry, chain manufr. Maple Tree lane, TN 154

Reece William, chain maker, 17 Forge Draft street

Reynolds Annie (Mrs.), certified midwife, 32 Spring la

Robins Jas. H. shopkpr, 94 Overend

Robins Geo. Bull's Head P.H. Overend

Robinson Bros. electricians, Colley la

Robinson & Co. undertakers, Oyerend

Robinson Alice (Mrs.), Black Swan P.H. 80 High st

Robinson Evan, shopkpr. 37 Colley la

Robinson Howard, painter, 7 High street

Robinson John, carpenter, 18 High street

Robinson Joseph, chain maker, Mill street

Robinson Stephen, hoot repairer, 7a, High street

Rock Joseph S. & Sons, oddwork makers, Beecher road. T N 145

Rockett Frederick, upholsterer, 23 Colley orchard

Roper Caleb, farmer, Colley Gate

Roper Hubert, greengrocer. 107 Colley gate

Rudge Alfred, builder, 21 Windmill hill

Sanders William, beer retailer, 29 Lyde green

Scott-Homer Harry, gas engine manufactr. Alma street

Sheet Iron Workers Ltd. galvanizers, Mill st. T N 13

Shropshire, Worcester & Staffordshire Electric Power Co. (sub-station), Colley gate

Sidaway Albert, butcher, 31 Colley gate

Smith E. (Mrs.), shopkpr. 11 Bridge st

Smith Geo. beer retlr. 1 Stocking st. Two Gates

Smith James, blank bolt maker, Banner street

Smith John W. grocer, 11 Colley Lane

Smith Percy, hair dresser, 108 Colley gate

Southall George & Son, chain makers, 28 Banner street

Southall Alfd. bldr. 25 Banner st

Southall Benjamin F. grocer, 95 Colley gate

Southall Caleb, chain mailer, Ladysmith road. T N 159

Southall Eliza (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 21 Netherend

Southall Joseph, china & glass dealer, 13 High street

Southall Louie (Mrs.), milliner, 128 Colley gate

Southall Mrs. draper, 25 Banner st

Southall Walter B. grocer, 35 High street

Southwick Fredk. hairdrssr. 7 Lyde grn

Spalding Chas, horse slaughterer, Colley gate. T N 367

Spencer Thomas, beer retailer, Park lane

Sprague Edward. smith, Park road

Stafford Geo. White Lion inn, 74 Colley gate

Starling Edward Charles, grocer, 114 Colley gate

Stevens William Henry, farmer, Two Gates

Stringer James, draper, 32 High street

Stringer Mrs. greengro. Overend

Sutton Mrs. insur. agt. Lyde grn

Talbot James, draper, 11 High street

Tandy John, Blue Ball P.H. Church lane

Tate Frederick Harry, butcher, Colley gate

Tate Joseph M. builder, Highfield road. T N 225

Taylor Harold, pawnbrkr. 9 High st

Thomas William Henry, market gardener, 63 Two gates

Thompson Wm. H. grocer, 21 Windmill hill

Tidmarsh Samuel James, butcher, 15 High street

Tromans Benj. beer retlr. 52 High st

Twist Mary Ann (Mrs,), Maypole P.H. 5 Cradley forge

Walker Mary (Mrs.), draper, 42 Colley gate

Walker Solomon, shopkeeper, 63 High street

Warr William, greengrocer, 29 High street

Wassell Clara (Miss), draper, 40 High street

Webster Thomas, farmer, Overend

Westwood Saml. draper, 27 High st

White & Taylor, grocers, 42 High street

Willetts & Sons, chain makers. Ladysmith rd. T N 209

Willetts Alec. fancy draper, 6 Talbot st

Willetts Gilbert, Bridge inn, 8 Bridge street

Williams John, greengrocer, 44 High street

Williams Walter, chain maker, Little hill

Woodall Harry Arthur, tailor, 99 Colley gate

Woodall E. (Miss), confctnr. 18 High st

Woodhouse Edward, chain maker, Banner street

Worton Charles, chain maker, Banner street

Worton Emma (Mrs.), confectioner, 19 High street

Worton Soloman, chain maker, 66 Alma street

Kelly’s 1928 directory

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