Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site - Kelly's Directory 1939 Creech St Michael Somerset

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Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1939

CREECH ST. MICHAEL (or Creek St. Michael, so named from the bend which the river takes at this place) is a parish and village on the river Tone, about 3 miles east from Taunton station on the Bristol and Exeter section of the Great Western railway, in the Taunton parliamentary division, hundred of Andersfield, petty sessional division, rural district and county court district of Taunton, rural deanery of Taunton (Taunton district), archdeaconry of Taunton and diocese of Bath and Wells. The church of St. Michael dates form the 12th century, and is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave and four bays, aisles and an embattled western tower on the south side containing 6 bells: there is a curious tomb to Robert Cull, of this parish, ob. 1587, and tablets to the Sealey and Trivitt and other families: the stained east window, erected in 1908, is a memorial to the late Rev. James Bownes M.A. vicar of this parish 1872-1901: in a niche over the west door is a singular representation of "The Crucifixion," and on the side of the doorway is a figure of St. Michael: the reading desk of carved oak is dated 1634: the church was restored in 1868 and again in 1937-8, and has 400 sittings: in the churchyard are two yew trees of great age. The register dates from the year 1668. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £335, with residence, in the gift of Canford School, and held since 1931 by the Rev. Maurice Edward Goldby A.K.C.L. There is a Baptist chapel erected in 1831, with 144 sittings, Dowlin's charity of £8 5s. yearly is for the poor not receiving parish relief. John Wheadon, who died in 1862, bequeathed £300 to be invested in Consols, the interest arising therefrom t be distributed among the poor of the parish on December 24th annually. Corbet H. H. Cresswell, who died in 1907, left the sum of £400 to be invested at 2½ per cent, the interest to be distributed among the poor of the parish in coal £c. Court Barton, the property of Mr. Stanley Dunn, is an ancient mansion, now occupied as a farmhouse. There are paper mills here. The farmers are the principal landowners. The soil is rich loam: subsoil, gravel, loam and sandstone. The chief crops are wheat and barley, with rich grazing land. Electricity is available and water is supplied from Taunton. The area is 2,298 acres of land and inland water; the population in 1931 was 918 in the civil and 922 in the ecclesiastical parish.

Creech Heathfield, 1 mile north, and Adsbough, 3 north, are villages in this parish; and the hamlet of Ham, 1 mile south-east, is partly in this parish and partly in North Curry.

Coombe, 2 miles north; Langaller, 1½ miles north-west, and Charlton, 1 mile north-east, are hamlets.

Post, M.O. & T. Office. Letters through Taunton

Police Station.

Conveyance. – Motor omnibuses run to Taunton from Adsborough & Walford Cross daily, & from Heathfield, wed. & sat.

(Marked thus ‡ receive letters thro' Taunton.)

(Marked thus * receive letters thro' West Monkton, Taunton.)


(For TN's see general list of Private Residents at end of book.)

Brass William Thomas, Tone villa

Cox Henry Herbert, Hill house

Day Mrs. Annie Eliz. Heathfield vil

Dunning Miss A. C. Linton villa

Dunning William Hurman, The Lodge

Edbrooke Frederick Francis, Langaller house

Golby Rev. Maurice Edward A.K.C.L. (vicar), The Vicarage

Leaver Eric Stanley, Dunkery

Lee-Knight Arthur, Langaller

Matthew Reginald Wilcox, Adsborough house (postal address, Adsborough, near Taunton)

Mustard Frank H., Langaller

Orchard Sidney S. Cranmore

Peace Col. Aglen Hubert T.D. Curvalian house

Percy Arth. J. The Old Vicarage

Tapp John, Heathfield

Wakely A. Stewart M.B. Heathfield House


Marked thus ° farm 150 acres or over.

Ames Mrs. Louisa, grocer

Bell Inn (Benj. Foxwell)

Bennett Frank, farmer, Langaller

Best Stanley Wilson, motor car garage, & tobacconist; teas provided, Walford Garage. T N West Monkton 45

Bishop R. & C. butchers. Henlade 214

Brass John, builder, Bull street

Brass Wm. Thoms. baker. Henlade 213

Brooks Chas. market gardener

Childes Elsie Agnes (Miss), district nurse

Clarke Ellen (Mrs.), grocer, Heathfield

Crown Inn (Mrs. Emily Thatcher)

Drewe Wm. Geo. butcher, North End ho. Henlade 268

°Dunn Stanley, farmer, Court Barton. Henlade 211

*Ebsary Regnld. Thos. farmer, Home farm

Firth E. A. (Miss), S.R.N. district nurse

Francis Annie M. J. (Mrs.), grocer, & post office. Henlade 249

French Sarah (Mrs.), refrshmnt. rms. Heathfield

°*Godfrey Wm. & Son, farmers, Walford farm

Haskins Oliver, boot repr

*Hinton K. E. (Mrs.), tea gardens, Adsborough. West Monkton 275

Hopkins Emma (Mrs.), butcher, The Villa

Hunt Hy. farmer, Salt's farm, Heathfield

Jeffery Aug. farmer, Langaller

Kingsdon Sydney C. K. clerk to the Parish Council

Lane End Inn (Herbt. Alfd. Lock)

Langdon Fredk. Jas. farmer, Dillins farm

Martin Rt. Jas. smallholder, Rocketts

°Miller Hy. Jn. farmer, Theates farm

Mitchell Jn. Gardner, motor omnibus propr. Henlade 212

New Inn (Edgar Hart)

Orchard Sidney S. highway surveyor for rural district of Taunton. Cranmore. Henlade 265

Osment Clifford, farmer, Charlton

*Palfreman Wm. farmer, Adsborough

Poole Frances Henry, carpenter

Poole Jn. Jas. farmer

*Porter Egbert, farmer, Adsborough

*Porter Olive Hy. farmer, Adsboro'

Quartley Frank, farmer, Heathfield farm

Richards Rt. Wm. farmer, Ham Villa farm

Small G. & Sons Ltd, coal mers

Sith George, carpenter, North end

Smith Thos. Ronald C. farmer, Bull st

sommerville R. & Co. Ltd. paper mfrs. Henlade 222

Star Inn (Geo. Hy. Studley)

Stevens William, blacksmith

Sweeting Jack, farmer, Cathill farm

Sweeting Sidney, dairyman

Totterdell Edward, carpenter

Trott Jn. butcher, Husk. Henlade 240

Wakely A. Stewart, M.C., M.B., B.S., P.P.H.Lond. physcn. & surgn. & medical officer & public vaccinator Creech district, Healthfield ho. Henlade 243

Way Florence (Miss), shopkpr

°Welsh Geo. Ernest, farmer, Charlton ho

West Geroge, dairyman, Ham

Wheadon Fredk. Jas. butcher. Henlade 241

White Arthur Henry, market gardnr

Witcombe Gladys May (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Heathfield

Wittle Wm. Rt. farmer, Charlton. Henlade 206

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