1937 Kelly’s directory

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Kelly’s Directory of Shropshire, 1937

WATERS UPTON, or Upton Parva, is a parish and village, on the river Tern and the road from Wellington to Whitchurch and Market Drayton, one mile north of Crudgington station on the Wellington and Market Drayton branch of the Great Western railway, 5 north from Wellington and 7½ miles west from Newport, in the Wrekin division of the county, Wellington division of South Bradford hundred, Wellington petty sessional division, rural district and county court district, rural deanery of Edgmond, archdeaconry of Salop and diocese of Lichfield. The church of St. Michael and All Angels, rebuilt in 1865, under the direction of the late G. E. Street esq. R.A. is a building of red sandstone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave and a turret containing 2 bells and a clock, placed in commemoration of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria; there are five stained windows and a porch, built in 1909 as a memorial to the Rev. John B. Davies M.A. rector (1866-1906); in 1915 a stained window was inserted to the Rev. John Thomas Halke LL.B. curate in charge (1859 to 1867); there are two brass tablets, one of which records the names of those who served during the Great War, 1914-18; there are 155 sittings. The register dates from the year 1547; burials, from 1679-84 and 1686-92, are in the registers of Ercall Magna. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £325, with residence, in the gift of E. R. Davies esq. and held since 1935 by the Rev. Gerald Ellison Terrot, of Lichfield Theological College, who is also the vicar of Rawton [= Rowton]. There is a charity for the poor of this parish, yearly value about £14, left by the late Mr. Wase, of Shrewsbury, who built and lived at the Hall, which is now the residence of Ernest James Fisk esq. The principal landowners are E. J. Fisk esq. A. Lea Juckes esq. the trustees of the late R. E. Moore esq. and the trustees of the late Mr. E. R. Davies. The soil is of a mixed, light, sandy nature; subsoil, sand and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips. The area is 721 acres of land and 6 of water; population in 1931, 161.

Post, M.O., T. & T. E. D. Office (available for calls to places within a limited distance). Letters through Wellington, Shropshire

The Midland Omnibus Co. Ltd. run omnibuses through here to & from Wellington & Market Drayton mon. & to Great Bolas thurs. & sat

(For T N’s [= telephone numbers] see general list of Private Residents at end of book.)
Ball Arthur, Clematis cottage
Fisk Ernest Jas. Waters Upton hall
Jones Jn. Oswald
Juckes Arthur Lea
Langley Miss Ellen Lucy
Meakin Mrs. Mary Emily, The White house
Terrot Rev. Gerald Ellison (rector), Rectory

Early closing day, Wednesday.
Marked thus ° farm 150 acres or over.
Ball Arthur, insurance agent, Great Bolas 34
Beech Thos. shopkpr. & post office, Great Bolas 021
Bennett Saml. Thos. boot & shoe mkr
Brookes Jn. farmer, The Beeches
Fletcher Chas. grocer
Fletcher Thos. farmer, The Harebutt
Griffiths Rt. shopkpr
Griffiths Thos. farmer, Greenhurst (postal add. Ellerdine, Wellington)
Hawthorn & Prentice, physicians & surgeons (call tues. & fri. at 11.30 a.m)
Heal Edwin Crawford, farmer, The Harebutt
Hollies, Wedd & Pooler, physcns & surgns (call tues. & fri. at 11.30 a.m). Great Bolas 34
James Chas. beer rtlr
Leech John, blacksmith
Madeley Jsph, Swan inn. Great Bolas 21
° Moore Rt. Hy, farmer, Grange farm. Great Bolas 15
Morgan Wm. Edwd. butcher. Great Bolas 39
Philips Geo. farmer, Lower House farm
Quinn Norman Chas, carpntr. Great Bolas 33
Tapley Fred, farmer, The Terrill

From page 277 of the directory. Transcribed from a copy viewed online at Findmypast – Britain, directories & almanacs (page 317 of PDF).