1897 Kellys Directory

NB this is a summary of much more information.

Thornbury is a parish, market and union town and a terminus of a branch from Yate of the Midland Railway.  The town is lighted by gas by a company from works in Back Church Lane and is partially supplied with water from  reservoir at Grovesend and the property of the Midland Railway Company and from local wells. In 1888 Handel Cossham esq  MP (died 1890) presented to the town the Hall called Cossham Hall which is used for concerts and lectures and will accommodate about 500 persons built in 1789, enlarged 1835.

The Corporation consisting of a Mayor and 12 Aldermen, but with no municipal authority has become extinct under the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act 1883 and its income devoted to charitable causes.

The Population.  In 1891 there were 4152 in the parish, including 11 officers and 85 inmates in the workhouse and 3918 in the town, of which 2671 are attached to the parish church.

Thornbury Union The population of the Union in 1891 was 16,765.  Board of Guardians meet every alternate Friday at the Union Workhouse at 11am.  The Union Workhouse, Gloucester Road Thornbury was built in 1840 to hold 300 inmates. Edward Mills Grace LRCP  (Edin) medical officer, John Ford master, Mrs A Ford matron.

The Almshouses – founded in the sixteenth century by Sir John Stafford in the Back St are for six aged women. In addition there are two almshouses in the Back St.

Thornbury Rural District Council meets every Friday fortnight at the Thornbury Guardians Board Room, Workhouse at 10.15am.

County Court.  His Honour Arthur Beecher Ellicott B.A, judge; Henry Hume Lloyd registrar and high bailiff, George Henry Exell, bailiff. The Court is held at the Petty Sessional Court house (days fixed by the judge) six courts during the year.

Petty Sessional Court.  Petty Sessions are held daily at the Petty Sessional Court House at 10am.

County Police Station built 1860, High St.  Robert Clark, Sergeant and constables.

Carriers to Bristol. Henry Baylis & William Underhill daily.

Churches.  St Mary’s Church, a Baptist Chapel in St John St, a Congregational Chapel in Chapel St, St Paul’s Mission Church, Buckover and a Wesleyan Chapel in High St

Schools. Grammar School founded in 1606.  Average attendance 24.  National School (mixed) built in 1862.  Average attendance 132.  British School (mixed) built in 1862. Average attendance 179.  National School (infants) Buckover built in 1876.  Average attendance 44.  British School (infants) built in 1794.  Average attendance 75.

Post Office – Henry Robbins, postmaster.  Letters arrive at 7am and 3.15pm, and are despatched at 10am, 4.30pm, 6pm and 7.00pm.

Markets. There is a market for the sale of cattle, sheep, pigs and cheese held on every second Wednesday, in each month.  The Horticultural Society of Thornbury and District holds a show annually in August.

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Last NameFirst NamesAddressOccupationJob CategoryStreet or Area
FudgeSamuelCastle StreetArchitect & Surveyor, Land Steward to Thornbury Castle estate, secretary to the Gas CompanyArchitects, Surveyors & Land AgentsCastle Street
YoungThomasSt John StreetSurveyor of District Highway BoardArchitects, Surveyors & Land AgentsSt John Street
LuceEdwardGrovesendAuctioneer & FarmerAuctioneers and ValuersGrovesend
Luce, Young & LuceHigh StreetAuctioneer Valuers & Surveyors, House Land, Insurance & Estate Agents & Fire Loss assessorsAuctioneers and ValuersHigh Street
DenmanHenry GeorgeHigh StreetBaker & ConfectionerBakersHigh Street
EnglishThomasSt John StreetBakerBakersSt John Street
HadleyEllis Charles HenryHigh StreetBaker & ConfectionerBakersHigh Street
WittsGeorgeHigh StreetBakerBakersHigh Street
PorterCharles AugustusThe BankBank Manager (Prescott, Dimsdale, Cave, Tugwell & Co)Banks and Building SocietiesThe Plain
PooleGeorgeChapel StreetBasket MakerBasket MakersChapel Street
AnsteyThomasHigh StreetWine & Spirit, Ale and Porter Merchant & agent for W. & A. GilbeyBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
BrownThomasSilver StreetBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersSilver Street
CullimoreEsther (Mrs)Pullins GreenBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersPullins Green
CullimoreWilliamThe PlainBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersThe Plain
HallJosiahWhite Lion PH High StreetPublicanBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
HoneyborneThomas HenryMortonBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersMorton
HowesJohnChapel StreetBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersChapel Street
HowesMarkGillingstoolBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersGillingstool
PurnellEdwardSt Mary StreetBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersSt Marys Street
SmithRichard HobbsThe Exchange P.H., High StreetPublican & wine and spirit merchantBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
UnderhillWilliamHigh StreetBeer Retailer & Fly ProprietorBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
UnderhillWilliam CharlesSt Mary StreetBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersSt Marys Street
SmithHenryBack StreetBill PosterBill PostersSt Marys Street
PrewettAlbertHigh StreetStationer etcBooksellers, Stationers & NewsagentsHigh Street
BevanJamesThe PlainBoot & Shoe MakerBoot & Shoe MakersThe Plain
OldsCharlesHigh StreetBoot MakerBoot & Shoe MakersHigh Street
PowellAmelia & Emma (Misses)St Mary StreetShoemakersBoot & Shoe MakersSt Marys Street
Thomas BrosHigh StreetShoemakersBoot & Shoe MakersHigh Street
EddingtonElizabeth (Mrs)Castle StreetBuilderBuildersCastle Street
Tucker BrothersSt John StreetBuilders & contractorsBuildersSt John Street
BartlettJohnThe PlainButcherButchersThe Plain
DriverWilliamMortonButcher & FarmerButchersMorton
OgbornesHigh StreetButchersButchersHigh Street
TaylorJohnHigh StreetButcherButchersHigh Street
TrayhurnElizabeth (Mrs)The PlainButcherButchersThe Plain
WorkmanThomas & SonSiblandButchersButchersSibland
PenduckWilliamCastle StreetCabinet MakerCabinet MakersCastle Street
BurchellFrederickSt Mary StreetCarpenterCarpentersSt Marys Street
ThurstonHenry JosiahCastle StreetCarpenter & parish clerkCarpentersCastle Street
PalmerJames SpencerThe PlainChemist & dentistChemistsThe Plain
PoultonMauriceSilver StreetChimney SweeeperChimney SweepsSilver Street
MooreArthur Oliver (Rev)Pullins GreenCongregational MinisterClergyPullins Green
ReesGeorge (Rev)St John StreetBaptist MinisterClergySt John Street
ScottAlexander N. (Rev)The VicarageVicarClergyCastle Street
SmithMolineux Wade (Rev)Gloucester RoadCurateClergyGloucester Road
UnderhillEdward J. (Mrs)High StreetInfants clothing depotClothiersHigh Street
Thornbury Coal CompanyHigh Street & Railway StationCoal & coke merchantsCoal merchantsHigh Street
BirtSusan (Miss)High StreetConfectionerConfectioners & TobacconistsHigh Street
SymesCharlesHigh StreetCooper & seedsmanCoopersHigh Street
ExellThomasHigh StreetCorn DealerCorn DealersHigh Street
BevanAnn (Mrs)Castle StreetCorset MakerCorsetmakersCastle Street
BeszantCharles ReginaldCrosswaysDairymanDairiesCrossways
GraceEdward MillsPark HouseSurgeon, Coroner, Medical Officer to the Workhouse and Registrar of Births & Deaths & Secretary to Thornbury Cricket ClubDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersHigh Street
PhelpsJohn EvomyHigh StreetSurgeons Assistant & Deputy Registrar of Births & DeathsDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersHigh Street
TaylorThomas HenryProspect HouseSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersThe Plain
WilliamsLionel HenryCastle StreetSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersCastle Street
GaynerFrancisHigh StreetLinen DraperDrapersHigh Street
PontingWillliam H.High StreetDraper & deputy superintendent registrarDrapersHigh Street
WeatherheadErnest PercyHigh StreetDraperDrapersHigh Street
WilkinsArthur HewlettHigh StreetDraperDrapersHigh Street
WilliamsJohn HodgesVictoria House & Bon MarcheSilk mercer & linen draper, family mourning & funerals furnished & collector of income taxDrapersHigh Street
FryEllen (Mrs)High StreetDressmaker & Fancy RepositoryDressmakersHigh Street
BarberJames RodneyGroves EndFarmerFarmersGrovesend
CornockWilliam GeorgeStock FarmFarmerFarmersKington
JenkinsAnn (Mrs)HackettFarmerFarmersThe Hackett
LashfordEdward Jn.HutchingsMortonFarmerFarmersMorton
MatthewsWilliam EdwardSiblandFarmerFarmersSibland
NelmesGeorge BattenMilbury HeathFarmerFarmersMilbury Heath
PearceHenry CharlesMortonFarmerFarmersMorton
RiddifordWilliam Jun.CrosswaysFarmerFarmersCrossways
RoachJames AlfredKingtonFarmerFarmersKington
RugmanWilliam MatthewsMarlwoodFarmerFarmersMarlwood
SmithWilliamLower MarlwoodFarmerFarmersMarlwood
StaleyRobertPark Mill, KingtonFarmerFarmersKington
TaylorGeorge (Mrs)KingtonFarmerFarmersKington
TillJames BartonPark Farm, MortonFarmerFarmersMorton
WebbMarkMilbury HeathFarmerFarmersMilbury Heath
LiddiattEdwardPullins GreenFishmongerFishmongersPullins Green
SainsburyJosephHigh StreetEarthenware DealerGlass & EarthenwareHigh Street
Councell & SonsHigh StreetGrocers & provision dealersGrocersHigh Street
HoneyborneAustin JohnHigh StreetGrocerGrocersHigh Street
WallWilliamSt John StreetGrocerGrocersSt John Street
WilliamsHenry WilliamThe Golden Key, High StreetGrocer & Tea DealerGrocersHigh Street
PhelpsRobertHigh StreetHairdresserHairdressersHigh Street
BaylisHenryUpper Bath RoadHaulier & CarrierHauliers & CarriersUpper Bath Road
QuinRichardSwan family & commercial hotel & posting houseHotel keeperHotels, Appartments & Lodging HousesHigh Street
BallDanielSiblandInsurance AgentInsuranceSibland
SymesFrankHigh StreetAgent to the Sick & Burial AssociationInsuranceHigh Street
WilkinsFrancis AbertSt John StreetInsurance AgentInsuranceSt John Street
WiltshireCharlesUpper Bath RoadInsurance AgentInsuranceUpper Bath Road
HigginsOliverSt John StreetIronmongerIronmongersSt John Street
KingCharlesHigh StreetIronmongerIronmongersHigh Street
RobbinsHenryHigh StreetIronmonger & postmasterIronmongersHigh Street
Savery & sonThe PlainIronmonger & MachinistsIronmongersThe Plain
SymesGilbertSt Mary StreetIronmonger & general smithIronmongersSt Marys Street
BallPercyThe PlainWatchmakerJeweller, clock & watchmakersThe Plain
LiddiattHenryHigh StreetWatch MakerJeweller, clock & watchmakersHigh Street
YarnoldWilliamHigh StreetWatch & Clock MakerJeweller, clock & watchmakersHigh Street
UnderhillEdward JamesHigh StreetCorrespondent to Bristol Times & MirrorJournalistsHigh Street
WilliamsGeorge MansellSt John StreetCorrespondent to Bristol MercuryJournalistsSt John Street
HowardEdward Stafford & Lady RachelThornbury CastleB.A. D.L., J.P.Justices of the PeaceThornbury Castle
MaclaineWilliam OsborneKynetonM.A., D.L., J.P.Justices of the PeaceKington
RodneyRobert William Henry (Hon)Thornbury ParkJ.P.Justices of the PeacePark Road
St JohnHenry Craven (Vice - Admiral)StokefieldJ.P.Justices of the PeaceCastle Street
PowellThomasSt Mary StreetMarine Store DealerMarine StoresSt Marys Street
LanfearNicholasMortonMarket gardenerMarket GardenersMorton
HowellFrank KelsonGloucester RoadTomb & Monumental Mason & EngraverMasonsGloucester Road
HowellThomasMortonStone MasonMasonsMorton
WhitfieldGeorgeMorton MillMiller (Water & Steam)MillerMorton
BrutonEmma (Miss)High StreetMillinerMillinersHigh Street
PitcherWalter WilliamGloucester RoadCoach builder & WheelwrightOtherGloucester Road
WhiteWilfredCastle StreetSinger Sewing Machine agentOtherCastle Street
CooperJamesStation MasterPassenger TransportUnspecified
HughesGeorgeJohn StreetTraps etc for hirePassenger TransportSt John Street
EddingtonCharlesCastle StreetPhotographic AgentPhotographersCastle Street
HallGeorge HenryWellfieldPlumber & glazierPlumber, painter & glaziersWellfield
LaneGeorgeHigh StreetPlumber & PainterPlumber, painter & glaziersHigh Street
PontingEdward JohnHigh StreetPlumberPlumber, painter & glaziersHigh Street
SalmonEdwardCastle StreetHouse decoratorPlumber, painter & glaziersCastle Street
BrownJane (Mrs)High StreetPrinter & StationerPrintersHigh Street
EddingtonEdwardHigh StreetSteam Printer & StationerPrintersHigh Street
EmeryWalterThe PlainInland Revenue OfficerPublic officialsThe Plain
ExellGeorge HenryHorseshoe LaneBailiff to County CourtPublic OfficialsHorse Shoe Lane
FordJohnGloucester RoadMaster of WorkhousePublic OfficialsGloucester Road
FordA.(Mrs)Gloucester RoadMatron of WorkhousePublic OfficialsGloucester Road
HarneyThomasHigh StreetSuperintendent RegistrarPublic OfficialsHigh Street
PrewettA. (Mrs)High StreetCollector of Market TollsPublic OfficialsHigh Street
SainsburyWilliam YoungThe CoombeRelieving, vaccination & school attendance and inquiry officer & collector to the GuardiansPublic OfficialsGloucester Road
WilliamsFrancis J.Chapel StreetSanitary Inspector & registrar of marriagesPublic OfficialsChapel Street
EmbleyWilliamHigh StreetSaddlerSaddler and harness makersHigh Street
FryCharlesHigh StreetSaddler & Harness MakerSaddler and harness makersHigh Street
SainsburyAlbert EdwardThe PlainSaddlerSaddler and harness makersThe Plain
WorkmanEdwardMortonSaddlerSaddler and harness makersMorton
GodwinGeorgeHigh StreetSeedsmanSeedsmenHigh Street
WilliamsFrancisHigh StreetSeedsman, deputy registrar of marriages, assistant overseer & correspondent to the Western Daily PressSeedsmenHigh Street
BallEliza (Mrs)The PlainShopkeeperShopkeepersThe Plain
BartlettNathanielCastle StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersCastle Street
BouchierLucy (Miss)Silver StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersSilver Street
ClutterbuckJamesSt Mary StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersSt Marys Street
GaleStephenCastle StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersCastle Street
MundyCharlesMary StreetShopkeeper & Haulier for the Midland Railway CompanyShopkeepersSt Marys Street
NelmesCharlotte (Mrs)KingtonShopkeeperShopkeepersKington
PullinJamesSt John StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersSt John Street
SainsburyMary (Mrs)High StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersHigh Street
CanningWilliam DavisThe VillaSolicitor (firm - Crossman, Lloyd, Gwynn & Canning)Solicitors and AttorneysBristol Road
Crossman, Lloyd, Gwynn & CanningThe PlainSolicitors, Clerks to the Commissioners of sewers and Thornbury District Highway BoardSolicitors and AttorneysThe Plain
GwynnJohn CrowtherThe PlainSolicitor & commissioner & perpetual commissioner, Steward of the Manor of Thornbury & Abingdon & Clerk to Thornbury Grammar SchoolSolicitors and AttorneysThe Plain
JollyLewisHigh StreetSolicitor (firm - Thurstons & Jolly)Solicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
LloydHenry HumeCastle StreetSolicitor, Commission, Clerk to the Magistrates & Registrar & High Bailiff to the County Court & Clerk to the Highway BoardSolicitors and AttorneysCastle Street
ThurstonHenry PrivettHigh StreetSolicitor, clerk to the Guardians, & assessment and attendance committee & clerk to TRDCSolicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
ThurstonLawrence T.High StreetSolicitor (firm - Thurstons & Jolly)Solicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
ThurstonObed EdwardHigh StreetSolicitor & Commissioner (firm - Thurstons & Jolly)Solicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
Thurstons & JollyHigh StreetSolicitorsSolicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
JamesEdwardHigh StreetTailorTailorsHigh Street
SmithThomas CoxPorch HouseTailor & Breeches maker, riding habits, gowns etcTailorsCastle Street
SymesGeorge BernardHigh StreetTailorTailorsHigh Street
Williams & SonGloucester HouseTailor & Breeches makerTailorsGloucester Road
MorganHester (Mrs)High StreetCoffee RoomsTea Rooms & CafesHigh Street
AbbottHenry JamesBritish SchoolSchoolmasterTeachersGillingstool
ChambersJohn TaylorRose MountTeacher of Music & Organist to the Parish churchTeachersHigh Street
ChambersLucy (Mrs)Rose MountPreparatory SchoolTeachersHigh Street
FillThomas GoldingNational SchoolSchoolmasterTeachersChurch Road
ForseEllen (Miss)Buckover InfantsSchoolmistressTeachersBuckover
KingSelina Ann (Miss)High StreetPreparatory SchoolTeachersHigh Street
NixonGeorgeGloucester RoadMaster Grammar SchoolTeachersGloucester Road
TuckerElizabeth (Mrs)British School (Infants)SchoolmistressTeachersGillingstool
CullimoreEdmundSaw MillsTimber Merchant (English)Timber MerchantsPullins Green
JamesJohn ClarkeCastle StreetVeterinary SurgeonVeterinary SurgeonsCastle Street
MallettGeorge ParadiseGloucester RoadVeterinary SurgeonVeterinary SurgeonsGloucester Road
HodgesGeorgeGloucester RoadWheelwright & builderWheelwrightsGloucester Road
CullimoreWilliamMorton House, MortonYeoman & J.P.YeomenMorton
ClarkMrsHigh StreetHigh Street
CommelineMissesCastle StreetCastle Street
CornockMrsPrioryCastle Street
CornockE. (Miss)Castle StreetCastle Street
CornockMissesCastle StreetCastle Street
CornockWilliamGloucester RoadGloucester Road
CoxMrsHigh StreetHigh Street
HearseyMrsThornbury GrangeBristol Road
HodgesJohn (Mrs)Castle StreetCastle Street
JonesMrsCastle StreetCastle Street
LaverMissCastle StreetCastle Street
MichaelJames MerrittHigh StreetHigh Street
MundyPierrepont (Mrs)Thornbury HouseCastle Street
OakesMrsCastle StreetCastle Street
PaynterMissHigh StreetHigh Street
PeggSamuelMaypole House MoretonMorton
PerryArthur WellingtonSt Arilds, KingtonKington
RavizottiMrsThe PlainThe Plain
RawdryMrsMorton GrangeMorton
RobinsonMissThe Close High StreetHigh Street
SaiseMissHigh StreetHigh Street
SalmonWilliam GroveThe ChantryCastle Street
SaveryMarkThe PlainThe Plain
SpringWilliam A.Castle StreetCastle Street
ThurstonMrsKington HouseKington
VaughanCharles de CourcyMarlwood GrangeMarlwood