Trade Directories

During the course of our research in Thornbury we have created a database of the names of people, their occupation and their address.  This database is too long to be viewed as a whole list and the details too much to be viewed on a small screen.  It can however be searched using the filter boxes which appear above the table.:

  • by surname.  Type any name (or at least the first three letters of a name) into the Surname filter box.
  • by year.  Click inside the Year filter box and select the year.  See below for for list of directories included.
  • by job category.  We have grouped occupations into categories.  Click inside the Job Category filter box  and select one if you want to look for a particular occupation.
  • by street.  We have grouped address into the modern street name.  Click in the Street filter box to select a street if you want to filter the results to that street.

You can search by any one or more of the filters to produce results.  Click on the very dark ‘Clear Filters’ button when you want to do another search.

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH THE TRADE DIRECTORY DATABASE

The following Trade Directories have been included in the database. We have generally used only the parts of the directories that refer to Thornbury itself, although in specified instances we have included parts of the surrounding district

    • 1791 Universal British Directory – Thornbury Section
    • 1830 Pigot’s Commercial Directory – Thornbury Section
    • 1839 Robsons Directory
    • 1842 Pigots Thornbury Directory
    • 1849 Hunt and Co – Thornbury
    • 1852 Slaters Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury
    • 1856 Post Office Directory – Thornbury includes Morton, Kington and Falfield
    • 1877 Unknown Gloucestershire Directory – incomplete – it includes only a few names in Kington and excludes the whole of Morton
    • 1889 Kellys Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury
    • 1895 Browns Directory – Thornbury
    • 1897 Kellys Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury and part of Morton
    • 1899 Kellys Directory of Bristol and Clifton – Thornbury and Moreton
    • 1902 Kellys Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury and Morton
    • 1904 Wright’s Directory of Bristol and Adjacent Villages – Thornbury and Morton
    • 1910 Prewetts Directory of Thornbury – some streets missing!
    • 1914 Kellys Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury and Morton
    • 1923 Kellys Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury and Morton
    • 1927 Kellys Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury and most of Morton
    • 1931 Kellys Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury and Morton
    • 1935 Kellys Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury and Morton
    • 1936 Town and Country Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury
    • 1939 Kelly’s Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury and Morton
    • 1956 Town and Country Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury
    • 1966 Town and Country Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury
    • 1973 Town and Country Directory of Gloucestershire – Thornbury