Trade Directory Casey 1871

BROSELEY is a parish, within the parliamentary and municipal limits of the borough of Wenlock, four miles from Much Wenlock, six, from Bridgnorth, thirteen from Shrewsbury, seven from Wellington, and 142 from London, in the Southern division of the county, Madeley union, and diocese of Hereford. Broseley is a ward within the jurisdiction of the municipal borough of Much Wenlock, and returns two aldermen and six councillors. The church of All Saints is a stone structure, in the Perpendicular style ; it was rebuilt in 1845, at a cost of £9,000, defrayed by voluntary contributions. The living is a rectory, with that of Linley annexed, joint annual value £453, with 12 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Lord Forester. In 1855 the building for National and Infant schools was erected at a cost of :£1,600; it is a handsome structure in the Elizabethian style. There are chapels for the Baptists, Wesleyans, Independents, and Primitive Methodists. Broseley has long enjoyed a great celebrity in the manufacture of the superior glazed tobacco pipes, which are in high estimation. A good trade is carried on in coals ; the original Broseley bricks and tiles of a superior quality are made here. Petty sessions are held every six weeks at the Town Hall. A fair is held on the last Tuesday in April. , The principal objects of interest in this neighbourhood are Benthall Edge, Coalbrookdale, and Lincoln Hill, the surrounding scenery being most picturesque. Lord Forester is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The charities for the entire parish are about £40. The soil is clayey. The population in 1861 was 4,724, and the area is 1,971 acres ; gross estimated rental, £10,057 ; rateable value, £9,006.

JACKFIELD is a populous ecclesiastical district, one mile from Broseley. The church of St. Mary was erected in 1863. The living is a rectory, yearly value £150, half derived from the Woodlands estate, belonging to F. Harries, Esq., and half from Queen Anne's Bounty ; it has been increased by a grant of £1,000 from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, aided by £1,000 from J. Pritchard, Esq. ; it is in the alternate gift of Francis Harries, Esq., and the rector of Broseley. This place is celebrated for the manufacture of bricks and tiles ; and an extensive traffic is carried on with the lower Severn by means of barges, of the average burthen of 60 or 70 tons ; great quantities of ironstone are calcined, and transmitted down the river to Stourport, whence it is conveyed by canal to Staffordshire. Francis Harries, Esq., is the principal landowner. The soil is principally loamy, gravelly, and clayey ; subsoil, clay and sandstone.

Letters arrive from Wellington through Ironbridge, at 6 30 a.m. ; dispatched at 7 p.m.

POST OFFICE.-High-street ; Richard Rushton, postmaster. Letters arrive from Wellington at 5 30 a.m. ; dispatched at 7 45 p.m.


Clerk to the Trustees of Wenlock Turnpike Road, George Potts, High-street.

Sub-Distributor of Stamps, Richard Rushton, High-street.

Assessor and Collector of Taxes, Richard Rushton, High-street.

Registrar of Births and Deaths for Broseley District, William Perrin, High-street.

CARRIER TO Shrewsbury.-William Williams, from the New Crown Inn, every Monday and Friday.


Bartlam Edward Glover, esq. High street

Leo Rev Henry, B.A. Holly house, King street

Bathurst Henry Martin, esq. Church st

Martin Mr. Francis Henry, High st

Brothwood Rev. T. Queen street

Maw John Hornby, esq., Barrett's hill

Cobbold Rev. R. H. history, High street

Nicholas William. Field house

Colley Miss, Barrett's hill   

Perrin William, Chapel street

Davis Mr. George, Church street

Potts George , esq. The Green

Evans William esq. Queen street

Pountney John, esq. High street

Francis Mr. William, Church street

Prior Mr Edwin, The Green

Hall Mr. William Church street

Prichard John, esq. J.P High Street

Hartshorne Frederic Hezekiah, esq. Church street

Thursfield Thomas Greville, M.D.. Queen street

Johnson Mrs. Barratt's hill


Jones William, esq. Dinge house



Applebee William, miller, Church st 

Davis Thomas, tailor, Delph

Aston James, coal master King st    

Doughty Robert, linen draper, High st

Barthlam Edward Glover, surgeon,& coroner for the borough of Much Wenlock, High street         

Evans & Goof, mineral agents, Ockley bank

Bentley John, Albion Inn, High street

Evans William, artist, Queen street

Broadhurst  Thomas, builder, King st

Evans William, mining agent, High st

Bullock Samuel, mining agent, Church street

Evans Wm. Barnaby, shopkeeper, Broseley wood

Burnet John & Son, grocers, High st

Exley William, builder & brick manu­facturer

Burnet Isaac, boot & shoe maker, High street

Felton William, farmer, Swinbatch

Burnet J. Abraham, provision dealer, Church street

Foster & Co. ironstone pits

Burnet William, manure agent, High st            

Francis Thomas, tailor, Barrett's hill

Cartwright George, butcher, King street

Garbett John, plumber, &c. Queen street

Cartwright James, butcher High street

Garbett, Joseph, blacksmith & wheelwright, Lower Church Street

Charlton Humphrey, wine, spirit & seed         

merchant, High street         

Garbett William, earthenware dealer Duke street

Chilton, Richard, shoe maker, King st

Glover Edward, hair dresser, High st

Clayton George, farmer, Rowton farm

Greatbach Thomas, butcher, High st

Cowley John Henry, ironmonger, Fox lane

Greenhalgh, ladies boarding school, Church street

Cox Benjamin, coal dealer, Quarry road           

Gwynn Enoch, basket maker, Harris’s green

Davies John, butcher, Broseley wood

Harris William, tinman, King street

Davies Samuel, butcher, maltster & farmer, King Street.

Hartshorne Charles, builder, High street

Davis George & Francis, brick & tile manufacturers, Dunge works

Hartshorne Francis, shopkeeper, Broseley wood


Hartshorne Frederic Hezekiah, surgeon, Church street     

Morris John, May Pole Inn, Woodlands green

Hartshorne N. T. boot & shoe maker, High street

Morris Thomas, timber haulier and   farmer, Coneybury

Harvey John, grocer, King street     

Nevett Enoch, stationer, High street               

Harvey Thomas, seedsman & gardener, Church street     

Nevett Tames Brian, tailor and stationers, High street

Hayrnan John, glass dealer, Barber's row

Nevett Mary Ann, straw hat and bonnet  manufacturer, High street

Hill & Aston, coal masters, Hay cup

Neyett Samuel Leigh, grocer, Sibby's lane

Hill & co, coal master's

Onions George, confectioner, Church street

Hil1 William, butcher, Duke street

Onslow Cyrus Edmund, Victoria Inn, and veterinary surgeon, Church st

Howells Thomas, boot & shoe maker, Barratt's hill

Perrin William, registrar of births and deaths for Broseley district, high st

Humphries Benjamin, The Talbot Inn, Church street

Peters Richard, ironmonger, Barber's row

Humphries ,John, grocer, & wine & spirit dealer, high street

Plimley Thomas, coal master, Barber's row

Instone Richard, grocer & provision dealer, Church street

Porter John, wheelwright. Church st

Instone Samuel, Pheasant Inn, & grocer, Church street

Potts & Son, solicitor., High street

Jones Bromley, farmer        

Potts George, cleric of the peace for the borough of Wenlock, and registrar of the Madeley county court, High street

Jones Richard, painter, High street

Pountney Edwin, confectioner, Church street

Jones Samuel, baker, King street

Pountney John, accountant, High at

Jones Thomas, The Elephant Inn, High street

Powell Richard, shopkeeper, Woodlands green

Jones Thomas, saddler, High street 

Pritchard Nicholas & Co. bankers, High street

Jones William, land & road surveyor, farmer & contractor, Dunge house

Prior Edwin, agent, The Bank

Jones William. Lion hotel. High street

Pugh Hannah, glass and china dealer High street

Lake Humphrey, butcher, Barratt’s bill

Rawlins Edward, farmer, Swinbatch

Lane Thomas, Cape of Good Hope Inn, High street

Roden Charles, professor of music, Nora cottage

Langford George, parish clerk, Lower Church street

Roden Thomas, Woodbridge Inn, Wood­ bridge

Lawrence Thorns, linen draper, High st

Rufus Hannah, King's Head, King st

Leadbetter Enoch, auctioneer, High st

Rushton Richard, grocer, High street

Leadbetter James, blacksmith, King st

Rushton Thomas, ale and porter merchant, Barber's row

Leadbetter John, boot & shoe maker, Church street

Senior George, millwright, &c, Church street

Lewis George Warburton, brick & tile manufacturer High street

Shaw .John, Duke of Cumberland Inn, Duke street

Lister John C. W. wine & spirit merchant       

Smith James, tailor, Chapel street

Lloyd Adolphus, butcher, Church street

Smith Moses, draper, King street

Lloyd Hiram, builder, High street.

Smitheman Rowland, builder, timber dealer, and contractor

Mason James, shoe maker. High street

Southorn Edwin, manufacturer of the patent Broseley pipes, Broseley pipe works

Mason John, grocer, King street

Southorn William, tobacco pipe manufacturer by steam, Legg's Hill pipe works

Matthew, Richard New Clown Inn, & maltster High street

Stevens John, chemist., High street

Maw & Co. manufacturers of geometrical mosaic. and encaustic tile pavement, Benthall works 

Thomas Henry and Son, linen drapers, Church street,

Meredith Samuel, blacksmith, Rock

Thomas Mary Ann and Josiah, hosiers, High street

Miles Ann, Duke of York, Ockley bank

Thompson Patrick, shoe maker, Duke st

Moor William, Hand and Tankard Inn, Workhouse road

Thorn Penelope ,Jane, encaustic tile manufacturer, Broseley brick and tile works








Thursfield Greville, M.D. surgeon, Church street

Weeks Eliza, Lord Hill Inn, King street

Tonkis Richard, pipe manufacturer, Barratt's hill

Weeks John, boot and shoe maker, Chapel street

Turner Richard, Forester's Arms, Lower Church street

Weeks Thomas, boot and shoe maker, King street

Watson Thomas, farmer, Barratt's hill

Wilkinson Richard, saddler, High street

Watts Isaac, linen draper, High street

Wootton Herbert, butcher, High street


Davis Mr. Thomas, Lloyd head

Evans John, carpenter, Calcutts

Dunnill Mr. Henry P

Hargreaves and Craven, encaustic and mosaic tile manufacturers, (Henry P. Dunnill, manager)

Staphan Mr. Peter, Lloyd head

Harris George, blacksmith

Ball George, Severn Trow Inn

Hopley Enoch, brick and tile maker, Lloyd head

Ball George Francis, Ash Tree Inn

Jones Peter, brick and tile maker

Beard George, boat builder

Jones William, brick and tile maker

Beard Thomas, barge owner, Werps

Jones Win., Station Inn, Ironbridge

Birbeck Philip, Lloyd Head Inn,

Lawns John Bennet, brick, tile, and crest manufacturer (George Davies,m manager)

Burnet James, farmer

Lloyd Henry, barge owner, Lloyd head

Bowen Benjamin, Halfmoon Inn

Lloyd .Joshua, shopkeeper, Lloyd head

Brown Edward, Summer House Inn and blacksmith

Mapp Thomas, cement manufacturer, Calcutts

Burroughs John, manufacturer of ropes, twine, and tarpauline

Miles Francis, grocer, Salthouse

Burton John and Edward, brick and tile makers, &c., at Benthall

Oswell Amt, Boat Inn, and shopkeeper Tuckies

Collis Thomas, Tumbling Sailor Inn, Lloyd head

Roden Thomas, Bridge Inn

Cranage Matilda, Duke of Wellington Inn, Tuckiesfield

Staphan Peter, artist, Lloyd head

Doughty Geo. barge owner, Salthouse

Wild Ann, shopkeeper, Lloyd head

Doughty John, brick, tile, and crest  manufacturer, and barge owner, The Tuckies         

Williams Edward, ferryman, Coalford

Edwards Joseph, blacksmith