Kelly's 1896 Trade Directory
for the Coseley District

© Transcribed by Ian Beach June 2004

See also Kelly's 1896 Directory for the Sedgley township

COSELEY is a town and hamlet in Sedgley civil parish and is 1 1/2 miles north-west from Tipton, 1 mile south from Bilston, 11 miles north from Birmingham, 3 north from Dudley, 3 south-east from Wolverhampton and 123 from London, in the Kingswinford division of the county, North Seisdon hundred, Sedgley petty sessional division, Dudley union and county court district, rural deanery of Himley, archdeaconry of Stafford and diocese of Lichfield; with Brierley, Ettingshall and Woodsetton, it comprises the Lower Division of Sedgley, and was formerly governed by a local board, but under the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1894 (56 & 57 Viet. cap. 73), an Urban District Council has been established.

The London and North Western (Stour Valley branch) Railway Company have a station at Deepfields ; and there is a station of the Great Western railway at Daisy Bank. The district is supplied with water by the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company.

Christ Curch ecclesiastical parish was formed March 13, 1832 ; the church is a modern building of stone, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, chapel, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 8 bells : the church was enlarged in 1866 by the addition of a side chapel, which has several stained windows, the gift of the Rev. Thomas Slater M.A. late vicar of Coseley, to whom a memorial window was erected in 1886 by his widow : the church was restored in 1888 at a cost of £1,093, and affords good sittings, all of which are free. The register dates from the year 1830. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Lichfield, and held since 1883 by the Rev. William Spencer M.A. of Merton College, Oxford, and surrogate. St. Mary the Virgin's is an ecclesiastical parish, formed Dec. 16, 1873, from the civil parish of Sedgley ; the church at Hurst Hill, built at a cost of about , £4,000 and consecrated in 1872, is a building of stone, in the Perpendicular sty le, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave and aisles, and has 550 sittings. The register dates from the year 1874. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £250, with residence, in the gift of trustees, and held since 1892 by the Rev. John Knight-Law B.A. Of Christ's College, Cambridge.

WEST COSELEY is an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1884: the church of St. Chad, erected in 1883, at a cost of £3,850, on a site given by the Earl of Dudley, who also contributed £1,000 to the building fund, was consecrated in 1883, and occupies a striking position on a considerable elevation about midway between Coseley and Sedgley ; the church is of red brick, in the Early English style, from designs by Mr. T. H. Fleming, architect, of Wolverhampton, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, western porch, chapel and a central turret containing one bell : there are 500 sittings. The register dates from the year . The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £223, net 4200, and held since 1879 by the Rev. George Castriot De Renzi M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. There is a mission church at SODOM, connected with the parish of St. Mary ; another in LADYMOOR, connected with Christ Church ; and one at SWAN VILLAGE in Sedgley parish, attached to St. Chad's. There are several Baptist, Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels : and a Unitarian chapel, built in 1876 on the site of the ancient building called the Old Meeting House and richly endowed.

Here are coal mines, nail, hook and chain works, iron foundries, sheet iron works, stove grate works, cement works, maltings and bricklields ; screws are also made.

The Earl of Dudley is lord of the manor and the principal landowner. The area of the urban district is 3,704 acres ; the population in 1891 was 21,899; the population of the ecclesiastical parishes in 1891 was, Christ Church, 8,854; St. Chad, 4,198 and St. Mary, the Virgin, 4,201

Town SUB-POST & M. O. 0., S. B. & Annuity & insurance Office, Coseley.- John Mills, sub-postmaster. Letters received from Bilston at 9 a.m. 2.30 & 7.30 p.m. ; dispatched at 9 a.m. 2.30 & 7.30 p.m. Telegraph office at Deepfields

Town SuB-POST, M. O. & T. O. & S. B., Express Delivery & Annuity & Insurance Office, Deepfields.-Miss Phoebe Wise, sub-postmistress. Letters received from Bilston at 7.15 a.m. 1.30 & 6.45 p.m. ; dispatched at 9 & 10 a.m. 2.30, 7.30 & 8.30 p.m

WALL LETTER Boxes:-Hurst Hill, cleared at 8.30 a.m. 2.15 & 7.15 P.m.; Broad lanes, cleared at 9.40 a.m. 3.15 & 7.45 p.m. ; Coppice, cleared at 7.45 a.m. & 7 p.m. ;
Church road, cleared at 9 a.m. 3 & 7.3o p.m. ; Cinder hill, cleared at 8.30 a.m. 2.30 & 7.15 p. m

Offices, Green street, Roseville. Day of meeting, first tuesday in the month at 6 p.m.

Richard Clayton (chairman)
George M. Morgan
Rev. Henry Eachus
George Ray
Job E. East
William Henry Robinson
William Hawkins
John Shorthouse
William Henry Hawthorne
Frederick Slater
Samuel Jackson
William Smout
Edward Jordan
Joseph Taft
James Lamb
John Walters
Charles Lathe
Josiah Whitehouse
William Mobberley
Edward Wones
Clerk, Joseph Smith, Gate street, Sedgley
Treasurer, Thomas Gilbert, Birmingham District & Counties Bank, Wolverhampton
Medical Officer of Health, Joseph Geo. Clendinnen, Alpha ho
Surveyor, Charles Wm. Shackleton, Green street, Roseville
Sanitary Inspector & Inspector of Canal Boats & Dairies, John Mills, Post Office, Old Meeting road
Collector, Albert J. Sherwin, Hurst hill

County Police Station, Avenue road, Sergeant Henry R Ward, in charge & 4 constables

Assessor & Collector of Assessed Taxes, Jos. Sherwin, Hurst Hill

Clerk to Sedgley School Board, Albert Evans Greenway, Church road
Registrar of Births & Deaths, Sedgley sub-district, Dudley union, John William Thompson, Castle street, Roseville
Relieving Officer, Sedgley No. 2 district, Dudley union, W. Hughes, Ebenezer street

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of Services :-

Christ Church, Rev. William Spencer M.A. vicar; 8 & 11 a.m. & 6.30 P.M.; daily 8.45 a.m. & wed. 7.30 p.m
St. Chad's, Rev. George Castriot de Renzi M. A. vicar; 8 & 11 a. m. & 6.30 p.m.; daily 8.45 a. m. & wed. 7.30 p.m
St. Mary the Virgin, Rev. John Knight-Law, vicar ; 11 a.m. & 3 & 6.30 P.m.; fri. 7.30 p.m
Mission Church, Ladymoor, 6.30 p.m. & thurs. 7.30 p.m
Mission Church, Sodom, 6.30 p.m. & thurs. 7.30 p.m
Baptist, Coppice, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; wed. 7 p.m
Baptist, Dark House lane, Rev. George Dunnett ; 10.30 a. m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7 P. m
Baptist, Roseville, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; thurs. 7 p.m
Baptist, West Coseley, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; wed. 7 p.m
Primitive Methodist, Walbrook, 2.30 & 6 p.m. ; wed. 7 p.m
Primitive Methodist, Sodom, 2.30 & 6 p.m. ; tues. 7 p.m
Unitarian, Old Meeting road, Rev. Henry Eachus ; I I a.m.& 6.30 P. m
Wesleyan, Hurst Hill, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; wed. 7.15 p.m
Wesleyan, Ladymoor, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p. m. ; wed. 7 p.m
Wesleyan, Roseville, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; thurs. 7 p.m

Board (Sedgley), Daisy Bank (mixed & infants), erected in 1878, for 256 children & 235 infants ; average attendance, 234 children & 174 infants ; William Jones, master ; Miss Hannah Walters, mistress
Board (Sedgley), Mount Pleasant (mixed & infants), erected in 1879, for 343 children & 150 infants ; average attendance, 238 children & 121 infants ; William H. Price,
master ; Miss Rudge, infants' mistress
Board (Hurst Hill) (mixed & infants), built in 1894, for 200 children & 123 infants ; average attendance, 186 children & 100 infants ; John Dunton, master ; Miss
Parnell, infants' mistress
Christ Church National (mixed & infants), for 350 children & 200 infants; average attendance, 300 children & 180 infants; Edward Nicholls, master ; Mrs. Louisa Nicholls,
St. Chad's National, West Coseley (mixed & infants), for 300 children & 160 infants ; average attendance, 300 children & 160 infants; Robert Thomas Evans, master;
Mrs. Annie Pugh, infants' mistress
St. Mary's National, boys (Can lane) & girls (Hurst Hill), erected in 1832 & 1878 respectively, for 186 boys & 150 girls ; average attendance, 190 boys & 132 girls ; Charles
Cadwallader, master ; Mrs. Martha Cadwallader, mistress
British, Darkhouse (mixed & infants), erected in 1837, for 200 children & 100 infants ; average attendance, 140 children & 64 infants ; William Hartell, master ; Miss
Jane Jones, mistress

(L. & N. W.) Deeplields, William Tatton, station master
(G. W.) Daisy Bank, Clement Mole, station master



Allen Samuel Simeon, Hurst Hill road
Baker Isaiah James, Holy well street
Bates Charles, Mount Pleasant
Bates James, Old End house, Castle st
Caddick George Edward, Coppice
Clayton Richard J.P. Coseley hall
Clendinnen Joseph George, Alpha house, Old Meeting road
Coslett Thomas Edward, Woodcross ho
Crump John, Tunnel street
De Renzi Rev. George Castriot M.A. [vicar of St. Chad's], Providence pl
Dicken Isaiah, Vale cottage, Bissell st
Dunton John, Bank street
Dunnett Rev. George [Baptist], Summerhill road
Eachus Rev. Henry [Unitarian], Old Meeting road
East Job, Gladstone house, Sodom
Greenway Albert Edward, Church road
Greenway William Partridge, Summerhill road

Harris James, Upper Ettingshall road
Hawthorn William, Roseville house
Hipkins Joseph, Old Meeting road
Huxley Samuel, Can lane
Hyde Mrs. 12 Church road
Rev. John [vicar of St.Mary's], Hurst hill
Morgan George M. Summer hill
Morgan Mortimer Thos. Ivy House lane
Nicholls Edward, Mornington house, Church road
Nicholls Ernest, Church road
Parker Geo. Ellichen, 30 Hurst Hill rd
Pearson John, The Mount, Cinder hill
Price Alfred, Bayer hill
Round James, Old Meeting road
Sherwin Joseph, Hurst hill
Smallman Mrs. Daisy Bank hall
Spencer Rev. William M.A. [vicar & surrogate], Vicarage
Taylor William, Old Meeting road
Thompson Daniel, Broad street
Thorne Geo. R. The Gorge, Hurst hill
Waterhouse John, Cinder hill
Waterhouse Mrs. Cinder hill
Waterhouse William, Hurst hill
Whitehouse Henry Bickerton,The Hurst




Allden Joseph, boot maker, Hurst bill
Allen Samuel Simeon, nut & bolt maker, Sodom
Attwood Nathaniel, Coseley tavern, Coppice
Bagnall George, butcher, Webb street
Baker Emma (Mrs.), beer retailer, Walbrook
Baker Isaiah James, surgeon, Holywell street
Baker John, Swan P.H. Darkhouse lane
Baker Marv (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Yew Tree lane
Baker Thomas, shoe maker, Holywell street
Bates George, beer retailer, Castle street
Bates Joseph, butcher, Castle street
Bates Thomas, baker, Ebenezer street, Roseville
Bayliss Betsy haberdasher, Holywell street
Bennett Eliza (Mrs.), Rising Sun P.H. Darkhouse lane
Bennett Isaac, beer retailer, Ward street
Bennett John, painter, Green street, Roseville
Billington Francis, hair dresser, Walbrook
Blackham John, grocer, Hurst hill
Blackham Joseph. pawnbroker, Hurst bill
Blewitt Jabez & George, painters, Old Meeting road
Bradley Sarah (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Upper Ettingshall road
Breedon James, shopkeeper, 37 Webb street
Breedon Mary (Mrs.), haberdasher, Church road
Bryan John, beer retailer, Holywell street
Bunce Joseph, shopkeeper, Broad lane
Burn William, draper, Hurst Hill road
Caddick George Edward, corn factor, Coppice
Clark Samuel, plumber, Walbrook
Clarke Edward, shopkeeper, Castle street, Roseville
Clendinnen Joseph George, surgeon, & medical officer for
Sedgley No. 3 district of Dudley union & medical officer of
health to urban district council, Alpha ho. Old Meeting rd
Collins Isaac, fishmonger, Can lane
Conservative Association (Wolverhampton South) (Ernest . Nicholls, sec.), Mornington house
Corvesor William Standish, grocer, & agent for W. & A. D
Gilbey Limited, wine & spirit merchants, Walbrook
Coseley Working Men's Conservative Club (Joseph Punter, sec.), Old Meeting road
Cotton William, Royal P.H. Castle street
Cox Joshua, The Gate P.H. Hurst hill
Croft Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Walbrook
Cumpston William, farmer & beer retailer, Cinder hill
Dainty James, beer retailer, Walbrook
Davies Richard, Boat P.H. Highfield road
Deeley George, iron founder, Priorfields
Dicken James, Union F.H. Walbrook
Duckering Richard, chemist, Castle street
Elkington William, commercial traveller, Railway buildings
Ellis John, jun. plumber, Walbrook
Elwell Isaac, news agent, Tunnel street
Evans Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Cinder hill
Evans Francis, beer retailer, Castle street
Evans William, grocer, Church road
Fellows Benjamin, pawnbroker, Waibrook
Fellows Benjamin, shopkeeper, Sodom
Fellows Henry, shopkeeper, Hurst Hill road
Fellows Isaac, beer retailer, Broad lane
Fellows James, Horse & Jockey P.H. Cinder hill
Fellows John, White Horse P.H. Upper Ettingshall road
Fellows Joseph, shopkeeper, Holywell street
Fleet Joseph, shopkeeper, Earl street
Fryer James, cocoa house, Walbrook
Gough James, shopkeeper, Broad lane
Green Thomas & Co. sanitary iron founders, gas stove,
cistern, tank & nail manufacturers, Coseley foundry
Green William, boot maker, Walbrook
Greenway Albert Evans, solicitor & clerk to the Sedgley
school board, Church road
Griffiths William, shopkeeper, Coppice
Guest William, butcher, Castle street
Hale Henry, painter, Castle street
Halford John, beer retailer, Mason street
Hall Joseph, shopkeeper, 56 Broad lane
Hampton Joseph, grocer, Coppice
Hampton William, Black Horse P.H. Ettingshall road
Hancock Abiatbar, wardrobe dealer, Green street
Harris James, butcher, Sodom
Harris William, Bird in Hand P.H. Sodom
Hartland Joseph, carpenter & shopkeeper, Coppice
Head John, farmer, Woodeross
Hendley William, Swan P.H. Swan row
Hewitt Albert, grocer, Woodcross street
Hewitt Ebor, hair dresser & shopkeeper, Cinder hill
Hewitt James, shopkeeper, Walbrook
Higgins James, shopkeeper, Highfield road
Hill Frederick, grocer, Castle street
Hinks John, beer retailer, School street, Roseville
Hinton Joseph, shopkeeper, Cinder hill
Hipkins William, wheelwright, Ladymoor
Hipkins W. S. timber merchant, Church road
Hodgetts Charles, beer retailer & grocer & agent for W. & A. Gilbey Limited, wine & spirit merchants,Coppice & Castle street, Roseville
Holdnal Thomas, beer retailer, Foundry street
Homer William, iron bucket maker, Siddons road
Horton Charles, boot & shoe maker, Bayer street, Roseville
Horton William, blacksmith, Skidmore row
Howell Joseph, shopkeeper, Post office, Hurst Hill
Hughes Edwin, shopkeeper, Green street
Hughes Herbert, Rifle Corps P.n. Coppice
Hughes Isaac, brick & tile maker, Woodeross
Hughes W. relieving officer, Sodgeley No. 2 district, Dudley union, Ebenezer street
Hyde Josiah, Woodeross inn, Woodcross
lngrham Edward, Star P.H. Walbrook
Jackson Samuel, Ivy House P.H. Ivy House lane & firebrick maker, Can lane
Jevons Thomas, blacksmith, Castle street
Johnson John, lamp & oil dealer, Holywell street, Coppice
Jones Rebecca (Mrs.), The Gate Hangs Well P.H. Hurst hl

Jones William, jun. scrap iron dealer, Can lane
Jones Benjamin, Painters' Arms P.H. Old Meeting road
Jones John, builder, Broad street, Walbrook
Jones Thomas, builder, Castle street
Jones William, grocer, Can lane
Leedham John Thomas, tailor, 25 Church road
Leith Samuel, grocer & baker, Coppice & Cinder hill
Lester Abraham, grindery dealer, Hurst hill
Lewis Enoch, beer retailer & shopkeeper, Walbrook
Lewis Richard, carpenter, & shopkeeper, Holywell street
Lewis Sarah Ann (Mrs.), beer retailer, Darkhouse street
Liberal Club (John Snow, see.), Mount Pleasant street
Light Lucy (Mrs.), White House P.H. Daisy street
McKean Lucy (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Hall Green street
McKean Bertha (Miss), shopkeeper, Cross street
Martin Samuel, beer retailer, Skidmore road
Mason John, Spread Eagle P.H. & butcher, Church road
Mason William, Rose & Crown P.H. Providence place
Mason William, shopkeeper, Jevons street, Roseville
Meddings Honor (Mrs.), Hurst Hill tavern, Hurst Hill road
Millard Daniel, grocer, Avenue road
Millard David, beer retailer, Ward street
Millard Elizabeth (Mrs.), shopkpr. Ebenezer st. Roseville
Millard Paul, coal dealer, Cinder hill
Millard William, shopkeeper, Mason street
Mills John, haberdasher, sanitary inspector & inspector of
canal boats & dairies to the urban district council, Post
office, Old Meeting road
Moody Harry, shopkeeper, Daisy street
Morgan George Mortimer, pawnbroker, Ivy House lane
Morris Emma (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Coppice
Morris William, butcher, Tunnel street
Mould Owen, greengrocer, Tunnel street
Nicholls Benjamin, shopkeeper, Hurst hill
Osborne James, hoot & shoe maker, Canal street, Roseville
Painter William, beer retailer, Oak street
Pardoe Joseph, grocer, Old Meeting road
Pardoe Mary Ann (Mrs.), Horse & Jockey P.H.Fullwood's end
Percival Richard, beer retailer, Walter street
Peters John, boot maker, Walbrook
Porter Benjamin, beer retailer, Ebenezer street, Roseville
Potts Edwin, Waggon & Horses P.x. Broad lane
Pountney Benjamin, greengrocer, 4 Daisy street
Pountney Charles, greengrocer, Walbrook
Powell John, grocer, Castle street
Powell Thomas Frederick, draper, Old Meeting road
Price Alfred, baker, Bayer street, Roseville
Price George, beer retailer, Walbrook
Probert Edward & Sons, steam boiler manufrs. Broad lane
Proud Elizabeth (Mrs.), grocer, Fullwood's end
Pugh Joseph, builder, Cinder hill
Ractliffe Samuel, George & Dragon P.H. Broad lane
Raybould Cornelius James, shopkeeper, Broad lane
Richards E. & A. R. (Misses), milliners, Castle street
Richards David, shopkeeper, Hurst Hill road
Richards Emma (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Mount Pleasant
Richards James, beer retailer, Coppice
Richards Mary Ann (Mrs.), grocer & beer retailer, Castle st
Roberts Naomi (Mrs.), leather cutter, Coppice
Round Joseph, shopkeeper, Castle street
Rowley Daniel, Ship & Rainbow P.a. Rainbow street
Salt Thomas, Bull's Head P.R. Webb street
Screen Hannah (Mrs.), coal dealer, Woodcross
Shackleton Charles William, surveyor to the urban district
council, Green street
Sheldon Emily (Miss), Railway tavern, Meadow lane
Sherwin Albert James, cabinet maker, & collector of urban
district rates, Hurst hill
Sherwin Joseph, collector of poor rates, Hurst hill
Shinton Thomas Henry, butcher, 58 Broad lane
Sirrell James, blacksmith, Darkhouse lane
Skeldon & Attwood, maltsters, Walbrook
Slater Samuel & Son, brass founders, Hurst Hill road
Slater Herbert, shopkeeper, Sodom
Smallman Job (exors. of), iron founder, Darkhouse lane
Smalman William, beer retailer, Castle street
Smith Enoch, Spread Eagle P.x. Ladymoor
Smith John Granger, brick & tile maker, Coppice
Smith Phoebe (Miss), shopkeeper, Woodcross
Smout Isaac, shopkeeper, Ebenezer street
Smout William, shopkeeper, Jevons street, Roseville
Sorrow John, beer retailer, Old Meeting road
Sparrow Rebecca (Mrs.), draper
Staddon James, boot maker, Cinder hill
Stanley Ebor, butcher, Cinder hill
Stanley Henry, shopkeeper, Hurst hill
Stanley Moses Henry, butcher, Hurst hill
Stephens Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Mount Pleasant
Taylor Thomas, shopkeeper, Canal street
Thompson James, baker, Walbrook
Thompson John William, registrar of births & deaths, Castle street, Roseville
Timmins & Son, coal masters, Priorfields & Crow bridge
Timmins Samuel, beer retailer, Mount Pleasant
Timmins William, shopkeeper, Mount Pleasant
Turner Aaron, commission agent, Coppica
Turner James, shopkeeper, Darkhouse lane
Walters John, greengrocer, Broad lane
Walters Mary Ann (Mrs.), greengrocer, Castle street
Ward Susannah (Mrs.), Black Horse P.H. Sodom
Warder Mary & Edith (Misses), drapers, Castle street
Wasdell Samuel, Boat PH. Burst hill
Waterhouse B. & W. screw manufacturers, Hall lane
Webb Isaac, hair dresser, Coppice
Webb Samuel, shopkeeper, Walbrook
Webb Thomas, watch maker, Castle street
Weed Susan (Mrs.), beer retailer, Hurst hill
Wellings Reuben, butcher, Old Meeting road
Westwood Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Old Meeting road
Wheeler George, shopkeeper, Cinder hill
Wilson Ann (Mrs.), beer retailer, Walbrook
Woolley William, coal dealer, Cinder hill
Wright John, beer retailer, Lady moor
Wyde Joseph, grocer, Wood street




Birch Edward & Sons, iron manufactrs
Birmingham Canal Navigation Co. (Henry Deeley, collector)
Cannon Holloware Co. Limited, hollowware manufacturers, enamellers, iron founders & grindstone manufrs
Deepfeld Co. (James Hill, proprietor)
Foster Walter, saddler
Foster Wm. coal mastr. Ettingshall collery
Hodge Charles, Boat P.H

Howell John, coal owner, Rookery collry
Hyde Betty (Mrs.), shopkeeper
John & Richd. charter mastrs
Mobberley William, fire brick manufr
Reed Joseph, shopkeeper
Rice Jane (Mrs.), Anchor P.H
Salt Elias, Deepfields inn
Shelton Richard & Sons, timber merchants & steam saw mills
Wasdell Samuel, coal master, Priorfields colliery
Whitehouse Brothers, fire brick makers
Whitehouse Henry Bickerton & Son, coal & iron masters, Priorfield



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