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Kelly's 1932 directory has 266 entries for Cradley

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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 south-west from Birmingham, in the Stourbridge division of  the county, hundred of Lower Halfshire, rural district of Halesowen, Stourbridge petty sessional division 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 1929 by the Rev. Ernest Albert Toulouse, of Lichfield Theological College. 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 1796; 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 style, and will seat 450 persons; the Wesleyan Methodist chapel was erected in 1873, 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 it is noted for the cultivation of cabbage plants; it also produces potatoes and all kinds of grain, and forms excellent pasturage; and the lands on the north and west of Netherend (a part of the township of Cradley) abound with thick coal 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.

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

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

Police Station, 32 Colley lane


Collector of Rates, Edwin Bird, 40 Colley 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 Area Guardians Committee, 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. Ernest Albert Toulouse, vicar; Revs. Ernest T. Jones & Wilfred S. Yates, curates

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 (undenominational); various services

United Methodist, Colley Gate (Stourbridge Circuit), Rev. J.T. Bone B.A. (supt)

Unitarian, Netherend, Rev. John Yeomans

Wesleyan Methodist, High street, Rev. Wm. Frederick Flemington

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

Barnsley M.R., Bro Dawell, Colman hill

Bird Edwin, 40 Colley lane

Blackwell W.H., 4 Drew's Holloway

Bullas Hugh, Colman hill

Clare William, 109 Furlong lane

Clewes Mrs., The Park

Cooper Mrs. H., Bella Vista, Colman hill

Cox Herbert, Holloway ho. Drew's Holloway

Cox James, 1 Drew's Holloway

Dakin Mrs., Hatherton lodge, Drew's Holloway

Dakin Chas. F, 118 Colley gate

Fellows Vernon, The Grange, Colley gate

Flemington Rev. William Frederick (Wesleyan Methodist), The Manse,  Lyde Green

Fox Miss, The Elms, Colley lane

Gooden T.E. 12 Drew's Holloway

Green Richard J.P. Colley Gate house, Colley gate

Grice Hy, The Bungalow, Colman hill

Harbach William, 7 Drew's Holloway

Hickman Arthur S. 116 Colley Gate

Hickman Joseph, 9 Drew's Holloway

Hipkiss Frank, 111 Colley Gate

Hodgetts V.R., Fairleigh, Colman hill

Holden Walter, Hilldene house, Drew's Holloway

Homer Mrs., Clent house, Drew's Holloway

Jones Rev. Ernest T. (curate), Toys-lane

Jones R.P., Overdale, Colman hill

Lee William, Linton house, Drew's Holloway

Lewis Charles John, Colley Gate

McIntosh J. 104 Windmill hill

Perrott Rev. David John B.A. (Baptist), The Manse, Banner lane

Raybould C.N. Hafod, Colman hill

Reece Mrs. 12 Drew's Holloway

Rock William, Holloway house, Drew's Holloway

Southall Walter B. Colman hill

Toulouse Rev. Ernest Albert (vicar), Vicarage, Colley gate

Westcott V.R., Park house

Willetts Charles, jun. 6 Drew's Holloway

Willetts Harold, Colman Hill house, Drew's Holloway

Woodhouse Caleb, 11 Drew's Holloway

Yates Rev. Wilfred S. (curate), Colley lane



Early closing day, Thursday.


Abbiss Charlotte (Mrs.), shopkpr. Overend rd

Abbiss Sidney Tector, decrtr. Overend rd

Adams Benj. boot mkr. 58 Windmill hill

Adams James, draper, 6 Furlong lane

Adams James A. grocer, 38 Furlong la.  TN 6048

Attwood Jn. shopkpr. 21 Park la

Auden Harry, grocer, 27 Two gates

Banks Thos. Jas. Talbot hotel, Colley gate

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

Barnes Joe R. beer retlr. Park la

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

Bate Eliz. (Miss), shopkpr. 3 High st

Bate Selina (Mrs.), shopkpr, New st

Bate Sarah (Mrs.), greengro. 16 Banner st

Beasley Alfd. tailor, 25 Windmill hill

Beasley Jesse, farmer, 36 Two Gates la

Beasley Thos. decrtr. 30 Ladysmith rd. & 11 High st

Beddard Raymond, printer, Windmill hill

Billingham Henrietta (Mrs.), shopkpr. 64 Two gates

Bills Mary (Mrs.), shopkpr. 7 Colley la

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

Bird Annie (Miss), shopkpr, 126 Colley gate

Bird Edwn. rate collector, 40 Colley la

Blackwell Brothers, shipping tackle manufacturers & iron & steel merchants, Colley orchard,  TN's 6171 & 6307

Bloomer John & Sons, millers, Bridge st.  TN Cradley Heath 6594

Bloomer Joseph & Sons, chain mfrs. & colliery furnishers, Ladysmith rd.  TN 6105

Bloomer Philip, chain maker, 19 Beecher street

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

Boxley Florence (Mrs.), shopkpr. 78 Windmill hill

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

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, woollen mers. mop head, rope, twine & waterproof manufacturers, Park mills, Colley gate.  TA "Clewes, Cradley;"  TN 6118

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

Cole Miriam (Mrs.), shopkpr. 77 Butchers la

Comley Joe Wm. Holly Bush P.H. 50 High st

Cooke Joe H. hairdssr. 18 High st

Cooper Caleb, newsagt. Overend rd

Cope Ossian, boot repr. Windmill hill

County Police Station 32 Colley la

Cox Harry, grocer, 33 Beecher st

Cox Harry Vernon, Round of Beef P.H. 33 Windmill hill

Cox Wltr. fruitr. 21 Colley la

Cox Wm. newsagt. Mogul la. Netherend

Cradley Chain Manufacturing Co. chain makers, Mill st.  TN 6284

Cradley Conservative & Unionist Club (J. James, sec.), Colley gate

Cradley Labour Club (Clifford Willetts, sec.), Colley gate

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

Crampton Thomas, shopkeeper, 115 Two gates

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

Dentith Jas. & Sons, bakers, 72 High st

Dunn W. & J. grocers, 1 Two Gates la.  TN 6323

Dunn Edith (Mrs.), haberdasher, 76 & 78 High st

Dunn Hezekiah, beer retailer, 70 High street

Edge Thos. Old Two Gates P.H. 50 Two Gates la

Errington Bertram Ewart, draper, 112 & 114 Colley gate

Evers Samuel & Sons (branch of E.J. & J. Pearsons Ltd.), fire brick mfrs. Homer Hill  (TA "Evers;"  TN 6127) (postal address, Stourbridge)

Flavell Geo. Hairdrssr. 17 High st

Fox Mary (Miss), certified midwife, 32 Furlong la

Fradgley Harry, hairdrssr. 96 Overend rd

Gardner Wm. newsagt. 39 Windmill hill

Ganden Saml. painter, 102 Windmill hill  TN 396

Genner Jn, farmer, Netherend

Gill Alfred, furniture dealer, 21 High street

Gill E.M. (Miss), insur. agt. 78 Lyde grn

Gill Mary (Mrs.), chain mkr. 10 Butchers la

Goodwin Samuel, fishmonger, 60 Maple Tree lane

Greaves David, butcher, 63 Windmill hill

Green Harry, odd work mfr. 30 Banner st

Gregory Marion A. (Miss) L.V.C.M. music teacher, 29 Talbot st

Griffiths Ethel (Miss), draper, 17 Colley la

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

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

Grove Sheba (Mrs.), ladies' hairdrssr. 51 Beecher st

Hadlington Hubert G. Maypole inn, 5 Maypole hill

Halesowen & Hasbury Industrial Co-operative Society, Windmill hill.  TN 6078

Hall Wm. Fish inn, 46 High st

Harbach Joseph, boot dlr. 11 Butcher's la

Harper & Moores Ltd. fire brick mkrs. Netherend (postal address, Stourbridge).  TA "Moores, Lye;"   TN 23 Lye

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

Hawkeswood William, coal dealer, Maple Tree lane

Head Frank, confectioner, 8 Beecher road

Head Frank, confectioner, 39 High street

Head Saml. boot repr. Overend rd

Hemming Harry, grocer, 80 Overend rd.  TN 6085

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

Hickman Arthur, news agent, 116 Colley gate

Hickman Muriel (Miss) L.V.C.M. music teacher, 4 Mill st

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

Hill Leah (Mrs.), grocer,  3 Intended st

Hingley Thos. fried fish dlr. 9 Bridge st

Hodgetts Ernest, butcher, Furlong la

Hodgetts Jsph. butcher, 2 High st

Hodgetts Walt. grocer, 74 Colley la

Hoghetts Eliza (Mrs), shopkpr. 35 Windmill hill

Holden Wltr. baker, 105 Windmill hill

Hollaway Eric, bldr.'s mer. & post office, 24 & 26 Windmill hill  TN 6115

Homer Paul & Son, ironmongers, 1 High street

Hughes Howard, greengro. 29 High st

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

Jasper Rose (Mrs.), grocer, 16 High st

Jewiss Alfred, boot & shoe maker, 48 High street

Jewiss Alfd. jun. boot mkr. 75 Windmill hill

Jinks Jsph. beer retlr. 2 Hightown

Johnson Bert, boot repairer, 8 High street

Jones & Lloyd Limited, anchor manufacturers, Scotia works (TN 6033) & Cradley forge

Jones Arth. fruitr. 13 Banner la

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

Kirton Emie (Mrs.), boot dlr. 3 Tanhouse la

Knight Geo. H. beer retlr. Two gates

Knowles Jas. fried fish dlr. 88 Windmill hill

Knowles John & Sons, greengros. 64 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 Area Guardians Committee, Chapel House la.  TN 6340

Lloyds Bank Ltd. (branch) (hours, 11 to 2 tues. & fri.), 114 Colley gate; head office 71 Lombard st. London E C 3

McQueen Jas. Milroy M.A., B.Sc., M.B., Ch.B.Aberd., D.P.H.Oxon. physcn. & surgn. (attends daily, 12 noon), 27 Windmill hill

Mapp Chas. carpenter, Colley Orchard,  TN 6542

Mapp Eliz. (Mrs.), shopkpr. 107 Furlong la

Mapp Geo. cooked meat dlr. 99 Windmill hill

Meacham Arth. shopkpr. 140 Park rd. Colley Gate

Meredith & Hingley, bldrs. Spring st.  TN 6165

Meredith Joseph A. builder, Furlong lane

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

Millward Bertram, hardware dealer, 47 High street

Mole & Beddal Ltd. ships' tackle mfrs. Maple Tree la. TN 6322

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

Morris Alice (Mrs.), shopkpr. 49 Lyde grn

Morris Lily (Mrs.), shopkpr. 68 High st

Naden Geo. grocer, 7 Lyde grn

Newby Florence E. (Miss), draper, 37 Windmill hill

Newey Wm. shopkpr. 33 Two gates

Nock Albt. chain mkr. Butcher's la

Nock Ellen (Mrs.), shopkpr. 12 Spring st

Oakley Bros. iron founders, Bell Vale foundry, Overend rd.  TN 6123

Oliver W. & Son (of Cradley) Ltd. maltsters, Colley la. TN 6100

Oliver Jn. carpntr. Windmill hill

Oliver Wltr. carpntr. 54 Windmill hill

Palmer Wm. beer retlr. Banners la

Parkes Frank, shopkpr. 18 Lyde grn

Phillips Wm. Arth. grocer, 121 Park rd

Pingley Geo. A. Old Mogul P.H. Netherend

Pitkeathley A. draper, 42 Windmill hill

Plant William, fishmonger, 54 High street

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

R.A.O.B. (Talbot lodge) (No. 4728), Talbot hotel

Raybould Harold boot dlr. 20, & furniture dlr. 22, High st

Reece Elijah, shopkpr. 54 New st

Reece Hy. chain mfr. Maple Tree la.  TN 6154

Reynolds Annie (Mrs.), certified midwife, 32 Furlong la.  TN 6424

Reynolds Greta (Miss), nurse, 32 Furlong la.  TN 6424

Robins Jas. H. shopkpr. 94 Overend rd

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

Robinson Bros. electricians, Colley la

Robinson Evan, shopkpr. 37 Colley la  TN 6379

Robinson Jsph. D. Black Swan P.H. 80 High st

Robinson Stephen, boot repr. 7 High st

Rock Joseph S. & Sons, oddwork makers, Beecher rd. & Banners la.  TN 6145

Rockett Frederick, upholsterer, 23 Colley orchard

Roper Caleb, farmer, Drew's Holloway

Roper Harold C. fruitr. 29 Windmill hill

Roper Hubert, greengro. 107 Windmill hill

Roper Thos. H; haulier, Furlong la

Rose F. hairdrssr. 25 High st

Rudge Alfd. bldr. Two Gates la

Russon Lily (Mrs.), shopkpr. 15 Maypole hill

Scott-Homer Harry, chain mfr. Alma st

Shaw Herbt. Boot repr. 3 Butcher la

Sheet Iron Workers Ltd; galvanisers, Mill st.  TN 6013

Shropshire, Worcestershire & Staffordshire Electric Power Co. (sub-station), Windmill hill

Sidaway Albt. butcher, 31 Windmill hill

Sidaway Thos. beer retlr. Lyde grn

Smart Percy, boot repr. 65 Windmill hill

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

Smith Jas. A. blank bolt mkr. Banner st  TN 6106

Smith Jn. beer retlr. Furlong la

Smith John W. grocer, 11 Colley lane

Smith Percy, hair dresser, 108 Colley gate

Southall Geo. H. & Son, chain mkrs. 28 Banner st

Southall Benj. F. grocer, 95 & 20 Windmill hill.  TN 6153

Southall Caleb, chain mkr. Ladysmith rd.  TN 6159

Southall Eliza (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 21 Netherend

Southall Joseph, china & glass dealer, 13 High street

Southall Mrs. Draper, 25 Banner st

Southall Wltr. B. grocer, 35 High st.  TN 6150

Spalding Chas. horse slaughterer, Tanhouse la.  TN 6067

Sprague Edwd. smith, 136 Park rd

Stafford Geo. White Lion inn, 74 Windmill hill

Stevens Jsph. farmer, Tanhouse la

Stone D. ladies' tailor, 154 Colley gate

Stringer James, draper, 32 High street

Stringer Wm. greengro. 14 Overend rd

Sutton Lily (Mrs.), grocer, 24 Lyde grn

Tandy Jn. Blue Ball P.H. Blue Ball la

Tate Frederick Harry, butcher, Colley gate

Tate Jsph. M. bldr. Highfield rd.  TN 6225

Taylor David, shopkpr. 13 Maple Tree la

Taylor Harold, pawnbrkr. 9 High st

Taylor Harry, beer retlr. 88 Two gates

Thomas William Henry, market gardener, 63 Two gates

Thompson Wm. H. grocer, 21 Drews' Holloway.  TN 6454

Tibbetts Lilias (Miss), ladies' hairdrssr. 12 Banner st

Tidmarsh Samuel James, butcher, 15 High street

Tromans Benj. beer retlr. 52 High st

Tromans Horace, chain mkr. Mill st

Turner Jsph. Beer retlr. Park rd

Walker Solomon, shopkeeper, 63 High street

Wallace Harry, grocer, 50 Banner st

Warr Wm. seed mer. 29 High st

Wassell Clara (Miss), draper, 40 High street

Weaver Ann (Mrs.), shopkpr. 6 Mill st

Webster Thomas, farmer, Overend

Westwood Saml. draper, 27 High st

Wharton Edwd. fried fish dlr. 80 Windmill hill

White & Taylor, grocers, 42 High street

White Ella (Mrs.), grocer, 66 Banner st

Willetts & Sons, chain mkrs. Ladysmith rd.  TN 6209

Willetts Gilbert, Bridge inn, 8 Bridge street

Williams John, greengrocer, 44 High street

Williams Walter, chain maker, Little hill

Worton B. & Co. chain mkrs. 29 Banner st.  TN 6045

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

Worton Soloman, chain maker, 66 Alma street


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