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Slater Directory 1880

Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of North and South Wales, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and the Cities of Bristol and Chester

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BISHOP’S CASTLE is a borough corporate, market town, and parish, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Purslow, 161 miles W, from London, 20 S.W. by S. from Shrewsbury, and 8½ S.E. from Montgomery [North Wales]. It is situated partly on the summit, but chiefly on the steep declivity of a hill, in the midst of a fertile country, abounding with pleasing views. The town, which is irregularly built, and the habitations, for the most part, detached, derives its name from a castle, that stood here, belonging to the Bishop of Hereford – but of which the site (now a bowling green belonging to the Castle Inn), and some small portions of the walls, only can be traced. About 100 years ago a river called Pinnell used to run through the town, and the church was approached by stepping-stones placed in the bed thereof. This water supply has been diverted near Woodbatch, and now goes through Colebatch. The government of the town, by charter granted in the 15th year of Elizabeth, and confirmed and extended by James I. is vested in a bailiff, recorder, and fifteen capital burgesses, assisted by a town clerk, a serjeant-at-mace and subordinate officers: the bailiff, late bailiff and recorder, are justices of the peace. The corporation hold a court of sessions quarterly; and Bishop’s Castle is included in the twenty-seventh circuit of county court towns, under the acts passed for the recovery of debts not exceeding £50. The Town Hall, a plain brick edifice, erected by subscription of the burgesses in 1750, has a prison on the basement for criminals, and above it one for debtors. The elective franchise was conferred in the 26th of Elizabeth, from which time it sent two members to parliament, till the Reform Bill of 1832 deprived it of that privilege, but made it a polling station at the election of representatives for South Shropshire.The parish church of Saint John the Baptist is a very handsome building, erected (with the exception of the tower) in 1861. The living is a vicarage in the gift of the Earl Powis. The new girls’ and infants’ schools in Church street were erected by the School Board, which was elected on the 26th November, 1873, the first election of members being a very exciting one. Mr. J. L. Randal, of Shrewsbury, was the architect, and Messrs. Bright and Jones, of Bishop’s Castle, the contractors. The cost of the building was £1,510. 8s. 6d. The meetings of the board are held every fourth Thursday in the year. There are places of worship for Independents, Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists, and there is a good National school. There are some handsome seats within a few miles of Bishop’s Castle – Walcot, the property of Earl Powis, is about four miles distant; Linley Hall, the seat of Robert Jasper More, Esq., is about the same distance, and nearer the town is Oakeley, belonging to the family of that name. Close to the town is Blundell’s Hall, an old Elizabethan building, now turned into cottages and a modern residence. The premises called Wright’s Charity School are now converted into a dwelling-house, and the old school-room is now used by the Clive Club as a reading and billiard room. This club was started in the year 1876, and has been very successful. The Guardians of the Clun union are the only sanitary authority. The celebrated lead mines Roman Gravels, Tankerville, &c. are midway between this town and Minsterley. The market is held on Friday. Fairs are held on 2nd Friday in each month, except March, which is 26th; and first Friday after May-day (for hiring servants). Population in 1861, 2,083; in 1871, 2,091; of this number the borough contained 1,805.
CHIRBURY is a very extensive parish, comprising the townships of BROMPTON, STOCKTON, TIMBERTH, WALCOT, WILMINGTON, WINSBURY, WOTHERTON, DUDSTON, HACKLETON, MARRINGTON, MARTON, MIDDLETON, PRIEST WESTON and RORRINGTON. It is 18½ miles s.w. from Shrewsbury, 3 miles from Montgomery, and 6½ from Welshpool. The village of Chirbury is very pleasantly situated in a valley. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agricultural pursuits. The church dedicated to St. Michael, is an old stone building. The living is a vicarage in the gift of the trustees of the Shrewsbury school livings. Population in 1861, 1,538; in 1871, 1,533.
EDGTON is a parish with small village, 5 miles S.E. by E. from Bishop’s Castle and 4 from Craven Arms railway station. The church is an ancient stone building, and is dedicated to St. Michael; the living is a vicarage. Population in 1861, 186; in 1871, 200.
HOPESAY is a parish, township and village, the parish containing the townships of ASTON, BROOME, and LITTLE BRAMPTON, 7½ miles S.E. by E. from Bishop’s Castle, and 4 from Craven Arms railway station. The church of St. Mary is an old stone building; the living is a rectory. Population in 1861, 676; in 1871, 699.
LYDBURY NORTH is a village and extensive parish, the latter containing the townships of ACTON, BROCKTON, CHOULTON, EATON, EYTON and PLOWDEN, TOTTERTON and DINMORE, 4 miles east from Bishop’s Castle, and 8 from Craven Arms station. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a very ancient stone building. The living is a vicarage, with the chapel of Norbury annexed. Acreage, 7,392; population, in 1861, 1,025; in 1871, 1091.

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LYDHAM is a small parish, with the township of ASTON, 2 miles N.E. from Bishop’s Castle, and 8 from Marsh Brook railway station. The church of Holy Trinity is an old stone building; the living is a rectory. Population in 1861, 205; in 1871, 184. MAINSTONE is a wide and scattered parish, partly in Salop and partly in Montgomeryshire, and contains the townships of CASTLEWRIGHT, EDENHOPE, KNUCK, and REILTH; it is 5 miles S.W. from Bishop’s Castle, and 12 from Craven Arms station. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist; the living is a rectory. Population in 1861, 365; in 1871, 394. MINDTOWN is a small parish on the western side of the Longmynd hills, 5 miles N.E. from Bishop’s Castle. The church of St. John is a neat small building; the living is a rectory. Population in 1871, 38. MORE is a parish containing the townships of MORE, MORES WOOD and LINLEY; it is 3 miles N.E. from Bishop’s Castle. The church, re-built some few years ago, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient stone building. The living is a rectory. Population in 1861, 227; in 1871, 252. NORBURY is a parish with the townships of ASTERTON, WHITCOTT, HARDWICK, and BATCH, about 5 miles N.E. of Bishop’s Castle. The church of All Saints’ is an ancient stone building; the living is a perpetual curacy. Population in 1861, 412; in 1871, 421. SHELVE is a parish and township 9 miles W.N.W. of Church Stretton, and 7 from Bishop’s Castle. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a neat stone building; the living is a vicarage. Population in 1871, 127. SIBDON-CARWOOD is a small parish 8 miles south-east from Bishop’s Castle, 2 from Craven Arms station, and 10 north by west from Ludlow. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The living is a vicarage. Population in 1871, 69. WENTNOR is a scattered parish with the townships of ADSTON, HOME, and KINNERTON, 6 miles notth-east from Bishop’s Castle. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient stone building; the living is a rectory. Population, in 1871, 694.



ALFRED BORE, Post Master.

Letters from all parts arrive (from Shrewsbury) at ten minutes to seven morning, and are despatched at ten minutes to seven evening.

Money Order and Telegraph Office and Savings Bank.

Post Office, CHIRBURY, Edward Powell, Post Master.- Letters from all parts arrive (from Shrewsbury) at twenty minutes past six morning, and are despatched at seven evening.

Money Order Office and Savings Bank.

Post Office, ASTON-ON-CLUN, Thomas Deakin, Post Master.- Letters from all parts arrive (from Shrewsbury) at five morning, and are despatched at twenty minutes past eight evening.

Money Order Office and Savings Bank.

Post Office, LYDBURY NORTH, Henry Tovey, Post Master.- Letters from all parts arrive (from Shrewsbury) at twenty minutes to six morning, and are despatched at thirty-five minutes past seven evening.

Money Order Office and Savings Bank.

Post Office, WENTNOR, Edward Jones, Post Master.- Letters from all parts arrive (from Bishop’s Castle) at nine morning, and are despatched at four afternoon.

The nearest Money Order Office is at BISHOP’S CASTLE.

Letters for Acton, Asterton, Criftins, Edenhope, Linley, Lydham, Mainstone, More, Norbury, Reilth and Whitcott, should be addressed “near BISHOP’S CASTLE.”

Letters for Little Brampton, Edgton, Horderley, Hopesay, Kempton, Brunslow, Newcastle, Clunton, and Clunbury, should be addressed “near ASTON-ON-CLUN.”

Letters for Brockton, Choulton, Eyton, Plowden, Totterton Lydbury North, The Down, Walcot, and The Folley, should be addressed “near LYDBURY NORTH”.

Letters for Marrington, Marton, Middleton, Priest Weston, Rhiston, Rorrington, Sibdon Carwood, Stockton, and Timbreth, should be addressed “near SHREWSBURY.”

Adams Rev, Arthur B. Norbury
Allen Rev. P. S. M.A. Prospect House
Baxter Rev. H. F. The Castle, Sibdon Carwood
Beddoes Mrs. Cecilia, Hesterworth, Aston-on-Clun
Bond Rev. William, Edgton
Bowen Rev. E. G. Hopesay
Brewster rev. Waldegrave, Middleton
Bright Rev. E. A. B.A. The Gardens, Lydbury North
Brown Rev. James R. Hopesay
Burd Rev. John, M.A. Chirbury
Craston Mr. John, Church st
Davies the Misses Elizabeth and Catherine, Prospect cottages
Davies Mr. Francis L. J. Rose Cottage
Davis Mr. Edward, The Mount
Dawes Mr. William, New House, Sibdon-Carwood
Farmer Mrs. Ann, The Mount
Floyd Mr. Henry Alfred, Lydbury North
Forbes Cosmo Gordon Esq. Marrington Hall, Chirbury
Green Rev. Frederick S. B.A. The Roveries, Churchstoke
Green General Thomas Littleton, Aston Hall
Griffithes Thomas Jones, Esq. Bishop’s Castle
Griffiths Ernest, Esq. Castle st
Griffiths Thomas, Esq. Bishop’s Castle
Guilt Richard, Esq. Aston Villa
Hammond Miss Sarah, Welsh st
Humphreys Edward, Esq. Walcot, Chirbury
Jenkins Mr. George H. Church st
Jones Mr. William, Holly Cottage
Male Rev. Arthur Somery, M.A. Moore
Marston Mr. Richard, Oaker, Aston-on-Clun
Medlicott Miss Mary, Castle st
Montford Edward, Ivy House, Bishop’s Castle
More Robert Jasper, Esq. M.A. J.P. Linley Hall
Newill Henry S. Esq. Castle place
North Rev. Henry, M.A. Wentnor
Norton Samuel, Esq. J.P. Church st
Oakeley John, Esq. Oakeley House, Lydham
O’Neill Rev. Francis, Plowden, Lydbury North
Owen Mrs. ---, Broadway Hall
Phillips Mr. John, Prospect cottages
Plowden William. Esq. J.P. Plowden Hall
Powis the Right Hon. Earl, Walcot Hall, Lydbury North
Pulley Rev. Harry, Marton, Chirbury
Rowlands Rev, William Morgan, Vicarage
Sayce Miss Elizabeth, Church st
Taylor Mr. Henry B. Bank House, Church st
Todd Mrs. Martha, Salop st
Tomlinson Rev. E. Shelve
West George, Esq. Welsh st
Whittaker ---, Esq. J.P. Totterton Hall
Wright Rev. John, M.A. Mindtown

BOARD SCHOOL – Jemima Lowe, mistress; Emma S. Hope, infants’ mistress
Coward Henry (boarding & day school), Bishop’s Castle
Chirbury – Charles E. Martin, master
Norbury – Robert Sharp, master
Bishop’s castle – Lewis Copson, master
Aston-on-Clun – George Wincer, master; Mary A. Wincer, mistress
Brockton, Lydbury North (infants’) – Sarah Tomlins, mistress
Edgton – Ann Nicholas, mistress
Lydbury North – Charles J, Mabbatt, master; Harriet Simms, mistress
Mainstone – George Evans, master
Middleton – Joseph Moore, master
More & Lydham – George H. Sargeant, master
Shelve – John Higgins, master
Wentnor – Mary Strachan, mistress

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Norton Mary (ladies), Church st
Pugh Mary (day & boarding), Union st

Bore Alfred (emigration), Church st
Dolby Chas. (for Trent Valley Brewery Co. Lichfield), Union st
Downes Charles (cattle food), Church st
Greenhous Howard (agricultural implements), Market place
Jones & Venables (for J. Pullar & Sons, dyers, Perth), Market place
Nelson Stephen (for Ind. Coope & Co. brewers, Burton-on-Trent), Salop st
Probert george (for W. & A. Gilbey’s wines), Market place
Toy Robert (mining), Marton
Whittall Arthur (mining for R. J. More, Esq.), Linley, More

See Solicitors.

Leaver Samuel, Market place
Lloyd Edward, Church st
Meyrick William, Church st
Owen George, Church st

NORTH & SOUTH WALES BRANCH BANK, Church st – draws on head office, Liverpool, and the London & Westminster Bank – Henry B. Taylor, manager; Henry O. Palfrey, accountant

Bird John, Union st
Bridgwater Ellen, Chirbury
Davies Thomas, Stockton, Chirbury
Gardner Samuel, Marton
Gough Hannah, Priest-Weston, Chirbury
Jones John, Aston-on-Clun
Jones John, Wentnor
Jones Richard, Linley, More
Lawley Joseph, Broome, Aston-on-Clun
Lawrence Edward, Lydbury North
Lewis John, Brockton, Lydbury North
Lewis Richard, Station st
Morris Stephen, Mainstone
Roberts Samuel, Marton, Chirbury
Robinson Herbert, Norbury
Robinson Richard, Union st
Robinson Wiliam, Union st
Rogers Edward, Lydham
Whitall David, Choulton, Lydbury North

Hughes Christopher (and printer), Market place
Playfair Margaret, Church st

Bevan Charles, Union st
Cook George, Market place
Cottrell Richard, Chirbury
Davies Thomas, Chirbury
Davies William, Union st
Dick R. & J. (gutta percha), Market pl
Jacks William, Middleton
Jarvis William, Rorrington
Jones Edward, Wentnor
Lewis Richard (dealer), Church st
Lewis Thomas, Edgton
Lloyd Thomas, Church st
Minton John, Church st
Morgan William, Church st
Price Edwin, Wentnor
Pugh Edward, Wentnor
Reynolds Henry, Wentnor
Richards William, Church st
Robinson William, Church st
Thomas John, Welsh st
Thomas Richard, Sibdon-Carwood
Thomas Samuel, Aston-on-Clun
Webb George, Aston-on-Clun
Wilcox Richard, Marton
Wintle Joseph, Union st
Wood Nathaniel, Lydbury North

Bailey Thomas, Church st
Chelmick Edward, Market place
Edwards George, Church st
Evans Thomas, Wentnor
Norton John, Church st
Pritchard Edwin, Church st
Smith John (pork), Church st

Bills Martha C. Church st
Strawson George, Market place

Burke Ellen, Church st
Lucas Sarah, Welsh st
Pugh William, Salop st
Walker Thomas, Church st

Attfield Richard & Co. (& lime), Railway station
Beddoes Edwin, Lydham Heath station
Young George, Bishop’s Castle and Lydham Heath station

Anwyl Robert, Priest-Weston
Bason Thomas, Lydbury North
Beamond Robert, Kinnerton, Wentnor
Beamond Thos. Beech Top, Wentnor
Beamond William, Norbury
Bedell William, Aston-on-Clun
Beddoes John, Mainstone
Birchall Charles, Calcot, Marrington
Bowen George, Whitcot Stile, Bishop’s Castle
Bowen William, Asterton, Norbury
Brereton Edward, Edgton
Brereton John, jun. Bow House, Lydbury North
Bright George, Broome, Aston-on-Clun
Burgess Charles, More’s Wood
Chester John, Mainstone
Chester Joseph, Edenhope, Mainstone
Childe Richard, Edgton
Collins Thomas, Norbury
Cook William, Pultheley, More
Corfield William, Sibdon-Carwood
Croxton Richard, Choulton, Lydbury North
Davies ---, Hiblands, Bishop’s Castle
Davies ---, Greenfields, Bishop’s Castle
Davies Barzella, Priest-Weston
Davies David, Bewree Farm, Shelve
Davies Edward, Edenhope
Davies Edward, Folley, Lydbury North
Davies John, Green Bank, Bishop’s Castle
Davies John C. Beeches, Marton, Chirbury
Davies Richard, Western House, Chirbury
Davies William, Timberth, Chirbury
Davies William, Home, Wentnor
Davis John, Aston Hall, Lydham
Dawes William, New House, Sibdon-Carwood
Downes ---, New House Farm, Norbury
Edwards John, Norbury
Edwards John, Rye Croft, Marton
Esthope Thomas, Norbury
Evans Edward, Walk Mills, Wentnor
Evans Eliza, Rorrington
Evans Stephen, Wotherton
Evans Thomas, Edgton
Evans William, The Meadow, Edgton
Evans William, Aston-on-Clun
Evans William, Prolls Mere, Wentnor
Everall John, The Brow, Norbury
Farmer Martha L. Lower Down, Lydbury North
Farmer Thomas Winsbury
Farmer Thomas, Colebatch, Bishop’s Castle
Farmer William, Rorrington
Farmer Wm. Colebatch, Bishop’s Castle
Fewtrell Edward, England Shelve, Wentnor
Francis John, Rudge Farm, Middleton
Gardner Edward H. Dudston
Gittins Edward, Steps, Marton, Chirbury
Gittins Samuel, Marrington
Gittins William, Lydham
Gough David, Knuck, Mainstone
Green John, Woodbatch, Bishop’s Castle
Griffithes Griffith, Wentnor
Gwilliam Richard, Aston, Lydham
Hall Richard, Lydham
Hamer John, Brockton, Lydbury North
Hamer Thomas, Lower Down, Lydbury North
Hamman Charles, Snails Croft, Bishop’s Castle
Harris Mary Ann, Colebatch, Bishop’s Castle
Hayward Robert Wentnor
Hayward Thomas, Clapper farm, Norbury
Higginson William, Groton, Chirbury
Home Edward, Whitcott & Asterton
Home Roger, Wentnor
Hotchkiss Chas. Priors Holt, Lydbury North
Hotchkiss Edward, Kingswood, Chirbury
Hotchkiss John, Eaton, Lydbury North
Hotchkiss Thomas, Chirbury
Howard Arthur, Woodbatch, Bishop’s Castle
Howard Richard, Colebatch, Bishop’s Castle
Howard Richard, Conery, Bishop’s Castle
Hughes David, Hill End, Lydbury North
Hughes John, Wentnor
Hughes Richard, Hockleton
Hughes Thomas, Totterton
Humphreys Edward, Walcot
Inians John, Hockleton
James Edward, The Field, Bishop’s Castle
James Robert, Bent Farm, More
Jones George, Edenhope
Jones George, Criften, Wentnor
Jones Josiah, The Hollies, More
Jones Richard, Manor House, Marton, Chirbury
Jones Richard, Lower Oakeley Farm, Bishop’s Castle
Jones Wm. Squire Hall, Linley More
Kilbert Thomas, Broughton, Bishop’s Castle
Kilvert Thomas, Upper Broughton, Bishop’s Castle
Kinsey Evan, Brockton, Lydbury North
Kinsey Francis, Stockton Cross
Kirkham William, Wentnor
Langford William, Chirbury
Leech William & John, Colebatch, Bishop’s Castle
Lewis Charles, Tanhouse, Castlewright
Llewellyn Edward, Cwm Colebatch, Mainstone

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FARMERS - continued.
Lloyd George, Reilth
Luther Margaret, Acton, Lydbury North
Maddox Isaac, Wentnor
Marston Jane, Wentnor
Meddins John, Edgton
Meddins John, jun. Red House Farm, Lydbury North
Medlicott John, Wentnor
Medlicott Richard, Wentnor
Mellings John, More Farm, More
Mellings John, jun. Lodge Farm, Lydham
Mellings Thomas, Lower Bent, More
Morris Charles, Churchstoke
Morris Edward, Chirbury
Morris John, Woodbatch
Morris Philip, Norbury
Morris Thomas, More
Morris Thomas, Snead’s Farm, Wentnor
Mountford Thomas, Priest-Weston
Munslow William, Wentnor
Owen George, Basford, Hopesay
Owen Thomas, Heathfield, Mainstone
Phillips Samuel, Lydbury North
Pinches Thomas, Asterton
Poole Thomas, Aston-on-Clun
Poston Sarah, Wentnor
Potter Samuel, Wentnor
Powell John, Shelve
Powell Orlando, Shelve
Powell William, Shelve
Preece James, Marton
Preece Robert, Middleton
Price Richard, Hardwick, Lydham
Price Samuel, Marrington
Price William, Basford, Edgton
Pryce Edward, Marton Hall, Chirbury
Pryce William, Stockton
Pugh Edward, Norbury
Pugh Elisha, More
Pugh Richard, Beech Farm, More
Pugh Richard, Wentnor
Pugh William, Moat Farm, Dudston
Roberts John, Rorrington
Roberts Thomas, Marrington
Robinson Richard, Acton, Lydbury North
Rogers Thomas, Medlicott, Wentnor
Rowson George, Medlicott, Wentnor
Rowson Orlando, Woodhouse, Wentnor
Sandells Peter, Gritt, Shelve
Sankey John, Reilth
Shuker John, Chirbury
Shuker Thomas, Mint Mill, Mindtown
Smith George, Hopesay
Southern William, Brunslow, Edgton
Southern William H. Lydbury North
Speake Henry, Lydham
Speake Nhomas, The Lea, Bishop’s castle
Steadman Henry, Blundell’s Hall, Bishop’s Castle
Stephens Charles, Dudston
Stonehouse David J. Marton
Teague John, Norbury
Thomas John, Aston, Lydham
Thomas Richard, Mainstone
Thomas William, Dolvour, Mainstone
Venables Edwin, Hill End, Mainstone
Venables John, Cwnfrydd, Mainstone
Ward Felix, Crows Moor, Aston-on-Clun
Ward Thomas, Winsbury
Waters William, Cold Hill, Wentnor
Watkin Edward, Stockton
Watkin John, Mindtown
Wryman Martha, Little Brampton
Whittingham Richard, Lower lane, Chirbury
Williams Charles, Endless Farm, Asterton
Williams John, Newton, Lydham
Williams John, Lydbury North
Williams Thomas, sen. Hopesay
Williams Thomas, Priest-Weston
Wood William, Whitcott, Norbury
Woosnam Charles, Brockton, Lydbury North

LANCASHIRE – Howard Greenhous, Market place
LIVERPOOL & LONDON & GLOBE – M. C. Bills, Church st
NATIONAL PROVIDENT (life) – Thomas Griffiths, Castle st
OCEAN, RAILWAY & GENERAL ACCIDENT – Arthur Whittall, Linley, More
PRUDENTIAL (life) – Thomas Chester, Brockton, Lydbury North
SALOP – Henry S. Nowill, Old Bank House
Shropshire & North Wales (fire) – George Strawson, Market place
SUN (fire) – Thomas Griffiths, Castle st
UNITED BROTHERS (sick & life) – Thos. Chester, Brockton, Lydbury North

(See also Shopkeepers, &c.)
Bailey Edward, Market place
Bore Alfred, Church st
Dax Mary Ann, Chirbury
Deane William, Hopesay
Downes Charles, Church st
Fletcher George (family grocer), Union st
Griffiths George, Aston, Hopesay
Harris Mary A. Market place
Jones Robert, Priest-Weston
Owen George, Church st
Powell Edward, Chirbury
Probert George, Market place
Pugh John, Church st
Smallman Charles L. Church st
Williams Arthur J, Chirbury

Fletcher George, Union st
Greenhous Howard, Market place

Castle Hotel (commercial & posting), James Newbery, Castle place
Three Tuns Hotel (commercial & posting), Stephen Nelson, Salop street

Black Lion, Sarah James, Welsh st
Blue Bell, Thomas Richards, Brompton, Chirbury
Boar’s Head, Benjamin Gough, Church st
Bull, Edwin Lewis, Bull st
Crown, Thomas Morris, Wentnor
Harp, Howard Greenhous, Church st
Herbert Arms, Lucy Sneade, Chirbury
Hit or Miss, Charles Dolby, Union street
Kangaroo, Richard Penny, Aston-on-Clun
King’s Head, John Pugh, Church st
More Arms, William Doody, Gritt, Shelve
New Inn, Thos. Bason, Lydbury North
Red Lion, Herbert Home, Church st
Red Lion, Francis Marston, Priest-Weston, Chirbury
Six Bells, John Greenhous, Church st
Sun, John Hayward, Marton, Chirbury
Sun, George Bufton, Norbury
Blakemore John, Marton, Chirbury
Owen Mary, Edgton
Pugh Thos. Priest-Weston, Chirbury
Thomas Richard, Broome, Aston-on-Clun

Greenhous Howard (manufacturer of galvanized iron cattle cribs, sheep racks and troughs; write for price list; agent for the leading agricultural implement makers of the kingdom.) Note the address, Market place, Bishop’s Castle
Norton Robert, Church st

Hewitt William (& contractors), Bromley’s Mill, More, near Bishop’s Castle
Deakin Thomas, Aston-on-Clun
Fletcher Joseph, Churchstoke
Jones Henry, Wentnor
Jones John, Welsh st
Jones William, Aston-on-Clun
Leech William & John, Colebatch, Bishop’s Castle
Pritchard George, Church st
Richards Henry, More

Griffithes Thomas Jones (for trustees of Milington Hospital, Shropshire), Bishop’s Castle
Newill Joseph (for the Right Hon. Earl Powis), Lydbury North
Ward Felix (for William Plowden, Esq J.P.), Crows Moor, Aston-on-Clun

Bailey Edwin, Market place
Bore Alfred, Church st
Dax Mary Ann, Chirbury
Deane William, Hopesay
Griffiths George, Aston, Hopesay
Hamar Thomas (& hosier, haberdasher, &c.), Welsh st
Harris Mary A. Market place
Jones & Venables, Market place
Meredith & Langford, Market pl
Powell Edward, Chirbury
Williams Arthur J. Chirbury

Greenhous Howard, Market place
Griffiths George, Hopesay
Morris John, More
Morris Thomas, Wentnor
Morris William, Welsh st
Norton Samuel, Church st
Robinson Thomas, Brockton, Lydbury North
Shuker John, Norbury
Williams Arthur J. Chirbury

Attfield Richard & Co. Railway station
Edwards David (bone), Church st
Strawson George, Market place

Blakemore Ferdinand, Lydham
Embrey Thos. P. Heightley, Chirbury
Gittins Thomas, Brockton, Lydbury North
Gough John, Marrington, Chirbury

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Merrell Alfred, Aston Mill, Aston-on-Clun
Pugh Richard, Wentnor
Spencer John, Whitcott, Norbury
Thomas & Powell, Stockton
Whittall James, Aston, Hopesay

Bore Lizzie, Church st
Dodd Elizabeth, Welsh st
Ellis Emma, Castle st
Harris Mary Ann, Market place
Jones & Venables, Market place
Pugh Elizabeth, Church st
Richards Mary A. Church st
Sayce Susan, Church st

East Roman Gravels Mining Co. Limited (lead), Shelve – Arthur Waters, manager
Ladywell Mining Co. Limited (lead), Shelve – Arthur Waters, manager
Roman Gravels Mining Co, Limited (lead), Shelve – Arthur Waters, manager
Wotherton Mining Co. (barites), Chirbury – Enoch Parry, manager

Griffiths E. Colebatch
Hammond Peter, Prospect place

Gwilt Thomas, Bull st
Nicholas John, Church st
Pugh Maurice, Market place
Waldron James, Aston, Hopesay

Bridgwater Edmund, Chirbury
Edwards David, Church st
Lewis Richard, Church st

Bills M. C. Church st
Fletcher George (& corn dealer), Union st
Greenhous Howard, Market place
Hammond Peter, Prospect place
Newill Elizabeth, Market place
Norton Robert, Church st

Beamond John, Norbury
Danks henry, Church st
Home Hannah, Church st
Howells George, Bull st
Hughes William, Marton
Jones John, Church st
Jones John, Wentnor
Jones Richard, Linley, More
Jones Thomas, Welsh st
Jones William, Rorrington, Chirbury
Marston Francis, Priest-Weston, Chirbury
Meyrick William, Church st
Nicholas Samuel, Church st
Oliver Robert A, Marton
Pugh Thomas, Priest-Weston, Chirbury
Sproston Margaret, Lydbury North
Walker Thomas, Church st
Whitefoot Charles, Long Meadow, Hopesay
Whittall Edward, Wentnor
Williams, Arthur, Chirbury
Wood Richard, Edgton
Wright Mary, Lydbury North

Griffiths Thomas (and commissioner to administer oaths in the High Courts of Justice, and clerk to Land Tax Commissioners, high bailiff of County Court, secretary to Gas Co. and solicitor to Farmer’s Lime, Coal, and General Supply Co. Limited), Castle st
Newill Henry S. (and clerk of the Guardians of the Clun Union, clerk of the Bishop’s Castle Highway district, superintendent registrar of the Clun Union district, registrar of the County Court, clerk of the Clun Union Sanitary Authority, and to the Clun Union Assessment Committee, clerk of the Income & House Tax Commissioners, and to Bishop’s Castle and Mainstone School Boards and School Attendance Committee, Clun Union), Old Bank House

Bright William C. Welsh st
Coles William, More
Home George, Station st
Lockley Richard, Church st
Nicholas Edward, Church st

Bailey James B. M.D. Fir Lodge, Hopesay
Lane John W. M.D. Welsh st
Lemon Henry M. M.D. Church st

Hamar Aaron, Church st
Whittall Arthur, Linley More

Marked thus * are also Drapers.
Bright Edward, Castle green
Davies William, Aston, Hopesay
Goodall Richard, Wentnor
Knott Thomas, Salop st
Palmer John, Station st
Powell John, Church st
*Powell William, Chirbury
Pugh Benjamin, Churchstoke
*Pugh William A. Bull st
Richards John, Church st
Thomas Joseph, Priest-Weston, Chirbury

Foster William L. Church st
George Richard E. Church st
Matthews John, Church st

Beaumond John, Norbury
Beddoes Benjamin, Cabin lane
Butler Thomas, Marton
Davies Francis, Church st
Deakin Thomas, Aston-on-Clun
Evans Richard, Churchstoke
Francis John, Long meadow End, Hopesay
Goodhall John, Prolls Moor, Wentnor
Groves James, Hopesay
Hood Edward, Chirbury
Morris George, Mainstone
Price John, Little Brampton, Hopesay
Robinson Thomas, Brockton, Lydbury North
Wood Richard, Lydbury North
Wood Richard, Edgton

Dolby Charles (wholesale and retail), Union st
Harris Mary, Church st
Nelson Stephen (wholesale and retail), Salop street
Norton Robert, Church st

Addison James, cooper, Church st
Bailey Thos. game dealer, Church st
Bebb Hannah, candle maker, Castle green
Coates Thomas M. veterinary surgeon, Church street
Danks Hehry, castrator, Church st
Evans Thomas, machine maker, Church st
Griffiths Elizabeth, registry office, Union st
Hall Emma, toy & Berlin wool dealer, Bull st
Holl George, tinsmith, Church st
Lello John, carrier, Hopesay
Morray William, relieving officer and inspector of nuisances, Church st
Norton Samuel, tanner, Church st
Oliver John, relieving, vaccination, & school attendance officer, & sanitary inspector, Marton, Chirbury
Oliver Robert A. assistant overseer, Marton, Chirbury
Playfair Margaret, fancy repository, Church st
Richards William, chair maker and turner, Station st
Walker Thomas, marine store dealer, Church street
Whittall Arthur, parish clerk, Linley, More
Williams Richd. Hairdresser, Salop st

ALL SAINTS’, Norbury – Rev. Arthur B. Adams, perpetual curate
ALL SAINTS’, Shelve – Rev. E. Tomlinson, M.A. minister
HOLY TRINITY, Lydham – Rev. Frederick S. Green, B.A. rector
HOLY TRINITY, Middleton – Rev. Waldegrave Brewster, vicar
ST. JOHN’S Mindtown – Rev. John Wright, M.A. incumbent
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST’S, Bishop’s Castle – Rev. W. M. Rowland, vicar and rural dean
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST’S, Mainstone – Rev. William H. Griffiths, M.A. rector
ST. MARK’S, Marton – Rev. Harry Pulley, vicar
ST. MARY’S Hopesay – Rev. James R. Brown, M.A. rector; Rev. E. G. Bowen, curate
ST. MICHAEL’S Chirbury – Rev. John Burd, M.A. minister
ST. MICHAEL’S Edgton – Rev. William Bond, vicar
ST. MICHAEL’S Lydbury North – Rev. E. A. Bright, vicar

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ST. MICHAEL’S Sibdon Carwood – Rev. H. F. Baxter, vicar
ST. MICHAEL’s Wentnor – Rev. Henry North, M.A. rector
ST. PETER’S More – Rev. Arthur S. Male, M.A. rector
BAPTIST, Aston-on-Clun
INDEPENDENT, Bishop’s Castle
METHODIST (Wesleyan), Bishop’s Castle
METHODIST (Primitive), Bishop’s Castle, Norbury, Brockton, Aston-on-Clun, Lydbury North and Edgton
ROMAN CATHOLIC, Plowden – Rev. Francis O’Neill, priest
Union Workhouse.
Governor – Harry H. Waine
Matron – Ellen Waine
Chaplain – Rev. P.S. Allen
Surgeons – Henry M. Lemon M.D. & J. W. Lane, M.D.
Clerk to the Board of Guardians – Henry Starr Newill
Relieving Officers – William Morray and Robert Glover
Inspector of Nuisances – Wm. Morray
Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Bishop’s Castle – William Morray
Superintendent – Henry S. Newill
Registrars of Births and Deaths for the following Districts:-
Chirbury – Edmund Bridgwater
Lydbury North – John Tomlins, Brockton
Norbury, Wentnor, &c. – Edward Jones, Wentnor
Bishop’s Castle – Howard Greenhous
Edgton – William Lokier
Hopesay – James Waldron
Lydbury North – John Tomlins, Brockton
Norbury – Robert Sharp
Chirbury – Robert A. Oliver, Marton
Mainstone – George Evans
Held at the Town Hall every alternate Month.
Judge – Arundel Rogers, Esq.
High Bailiff – Thomas Griffiths, Esq.
Registrar – Henry S. Newill, Esq.
Bishop’s Castle.
Clerk – Henry S. Newill
Surveyor – Aaron Hamar
Inspector – William Morray
Medical Officer of Health – W. N. Thursfield, M.D.
Bishop’s Castle.
Chairman – Rev. W. M. Rowland, M.A.
Vice-Chairman – T. J. Griffiths, Esq.; John W. Lane, M.D. John Green, and Rev. C. Smallman
Clive Club Reading and Billiard Room, Bishop’s Castle – Henry B. Taylor, secretary
Gas Works – Edward Cleaver, manager
Income Tax Office, Old Bank House – Henry S. Newill, clerk
Inland Revenue Office, Church st – Samuel Belton, supervisor; Walter Norman, officer
Land Tax Office, Castle st – Thomas Griffiths, clerk
Police Station – John Williams, sergt.
Stamp Office, Castle street – Thomas Griffiths, sub-distributor
Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall – Ernest Griffiths, clerk

BISHOP’S CASTLE RAILWAY COMPANY – John Craston, general manager; William Wilding, secretary
Station, BISHOP’S CASTLE – William James, collector
Station, LYDHAM HEATH – William James, collector
Station, PLOWDEN – E. Phillips, collector
Station, HORDERLEY – E. Phillips, collector

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