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Transcript of the entry for the Post Office, professions and trades for MIDDLEHAM in Bulmer's Directory of 1890.

Places of Worship.

  • Parish Church - Rev. J. G. B. Knight; Sundays, 10-30 a.m., 6-30 p.m.; daily, 10 a.m.
  • Primitive Methodist - Rev. J. C. Livesey; Sundays, 2-0 p.m., 6-30 p.m.; Thursdays, 7-0 p.m.
  • Wesleyan - Rev. W. A. Phillips; Sundays, 10-30 am., 6-30 p.m.; Mondays (alternate), 7-30 p.m.

Public Offices, Institutions, &c.

  • Assistant Overseer and Collector of Taxes - John Barker, senr.
  • Middleham Gas and Coke Co., Ltd. - William Anton, sec. and manager
  • Parish Clerk and Sexton - James Rumford
  • Police Station - Daniel Daniels, acting sergt.
  • Reading and Recreation Rooms - W. Swale, hon. sec. and treas.; open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Registrar of Births and Deaths - J. Barker, junr.
  • Town Crier, Castle Keeper, and Pinder - James Rumford
  • Town Hall - Christopher Hall, caretaker
  • Waterworks Officer - William Swale

Conveyance to and from Leyburn.

  • Busses from the White Swan Hotel, and Thomas Morgan's, to meet all trains


  • To Leyburn - Daily, Peter Yeoman
  • To Masham, Ripon, and Leeds - Thursdays, at 8-0 a.m.; William Siddal. Returns from Leeds on Fridays, at 12-30 p.m.; Ripon, Saturdays, 9-0 a.m.; Masham, 1-0 p.m.
  • To Richmond - Saturdays, at 6-0 a.m.; Thomas Walker. Returns at 1-0 p.m.


  • Post, Money Order, Telegraph, Assurance and Annuity, and Inland Revenue Stamp Office - Henry Brown, postmaster. Letters arrive from London and all parts via Bedale at 8-0 a.m. and 5-20 p.m., and are despatched at 5-0 p.m. The office is open for ordinary business and sale of postal orders from 7-0 a.m. to 8-0 p.m.; for telegraph business, from 8-0 a.m. to 8-0 p.m.; and for the issue and payment of money orders, from 9-0 a.m. to 6-0 p.m. Saturdays, till 8-0 p.m. On Sundays the office is open, for the sale of stamps, delivery of letters to callers, and telegraph business, from 8-0 to 10-0 a.m.

Miscellany of trades

  • Anton John, printer and newsagent
  • Barker John, junr., registrar of births and deaths, Middleham district
  • Barker John, senr., assistant overseer and collector of taxes
  • Barrow Mrs. Mary, The Mount
  • Birch Mrs. M. F., Glasgow house
  • Brown Henry, postmaster
  • Busfield Mrs. Mary Elizabeth, Castle hill
  • Cockcroft John, M.D., medical officer and public vaccinator, Middleham eastern, and Leyburn western districts, Market place
  • Cockcroft William, M.R.C.S., L.S.A., medical officer and public vaccinator, Middleham western district, Kirkgate
  • Croft Angelo James (S. Croft & Sons)
  • Croft Henry Linley (S. Croft & Sons)
  • Croft James (S. Croft & Sons)
  • Croft Samuel (S. Croft & Sons)
  • Dawson Miss Mary, West cottage
  • Dawson Thomas (J. Dawson & Sons), draper
  • Drislane John, trainer
  • Edmundson G., M.R.C.V.S., veterinary surgeon
  • Fitch Henry Edward, florist, Market place
  • Groves Mrs. Fanny, Toby cottage
  • Handley Mrs. Fanny, Peartree house
  • Hogg Mr. Thomas
  • Johnson Mr. Henry
  • Jones Miss Hannah
  • Knight Rev. John George Bury, M.A. (diocesan inspector of schools and surrogate), The Rectory
  • Livesey Rev. Jph. Chas. (Primitive Methodist)
  • Longbotham Mrs. Elizabeth, Jessamine house
  • Longbotham John, chemist, Market place
  • Lye Miss Mary Helen, Peartree house
  • Maughan Hugh, solicitor, deputy sheriff North Riding of Yorkshire, Neville hall
  • Maughan Thomas, Esq., Neville hall
  • Miller John Ernest, sporting correspondent
  • Other Mrs. Christopher
  • Other Thomas, Esq., The Grove
  • Peacock Matthew Dobson, gentleman rider and farmer, Manor house
  • Pepperday Mrs. Mary
  • Phillips Rev. William Allen (Wesleyan)
  • Roantree T. H. L. (Roantree & Son), saddler
  • Seddon Mr. William, Rose cottage
  • Sturdy Miss Elizabeth
  • Swale John, farmer, Market place
  • Swale Thomas Edward, farmer, chairman Board of Guardians and Rural Sanitary Authority Leyburn Union, Kirkgate house Swale William, wine and spirit merchant, Market place
  • Topham Miss Annie, Middleham house
  • Whaley Miss Anne, The Priory
  • Winter Mr. John Hampton


Academies & Schools.

  • Auton Miss Mary, Clarendon house
  • Birch Memorial; John Cunningham, master; Miss E. Hume, asst. mistress; Mrs. Mary H. Jackson, mistress (Infants)


  • Calvert Mrs. Sarah
  • Kirkbride John

Boot and Shoe Makers and Dealers.

Marked (d) are dealers only.

  • d Binks Thomas
  • d Clarkson John
  • Croft Benjamin
  • Dinsdale William
  • Nicholson Charles Robert
  • Watson John


  • Ryles Thomas
  • Tennant William James
  • Thorpe James


  • Bowes Thomas Other (and temperance hotel)
  • Harrison Orlando (Saturdays); h Carlton
  • Simpson James, sen., and Son (John), (Wednesdays and Saturdays); h Carlton

Carriers & Cartowners.

Marked (c) is cartowner only.

  • Morgan Thomas
  • Siddall W. (and butter factor)
  • c Walker John
  • Walker Thomas
  • Yeoman Peter

Coach Builders.

  • Coates William (and implement maker), Kirkgate
  • Storey John, and vict., White Swan

Drapers and Grocers.

Marked (d) is draper only.

  • Croft Mrs., Kirkgate
  • Dawson J. & Sons, Market pl
  • Johnson Mrs. A. Edmondson
  • d Tennant John Handley, Victoria house


  • Allen Miss Elizabeth Hannah
  • Howe Mrs. Margaret
  • Taylor Miss Annie
  • Walker Mrs. Jonathan
  • Watson Miss Annie


  • Ashton Thomas
  • Blades G. (and mail contractor)
  • Coates William, Brough's farm
  • Croft John Thomas
  • Heslop William, Gelpool; h Leyburn
  • Horne William and John, West Park; h Preston
  • Horner John, Sharp Hill farm
  • Morton William
  • Peacock Matthew Dobson, Manor House Stud farm
  • Swale Thomas Edwd. & John, The Parks
  • Walker Christopher
  • Walker Thomas

Hotels and Inns.

  • Black Bull; Edward Severs
  • Black Swan; Edward Lowis
  • Castle; Thomas Lofthouse
  • Commercial; Henry Beswick
  • Golden Lion; Mrs. D. Dinsdale
  • White Swan (and posting); John Storey

Insurance Agents.

  • Fire Insurance Association; J. Turner, Kirkgate
  • Phoenix; J. Barker, Market pl
  • Prudential; William Bywell, Church street
  • Scottish Equitable; Henry L. Croft
  • Yorkshire Fire and Life; Mrs. A. E. Johnson


  • Calvert William
  • Clarkson Christopher
  • Clarkson John
  • Lambert Matthew

Painters & Plumbers.

  • Collinson Dobson
  • Croft Angelo James, senior
  • Croft S. & Sons (and ironmgs.)

Saddlers and Harness Makers.

  • Roantree & Son, Market pl. - (See Advt.)
  • Taylor Thomas


  • Allen Mrs. Alice
  • Anderson John Henry
  • Binks Thomas
  • Clarkson John
  • Pratt Mrs. Elizabeth
  • Siddall Mrs. Ellen
  • Tennant William James
  • Wilson Mrs. Annie

Tailors & Outfitters.

  • Bywell William
  • Mudd Thomas
  • Rumford James


  • Atkinson David, turf reporter
  • Cartwright J., marine store dlr.
  • Dandridge James, greengrocer
  • Dixon Geo., castrator, Sonskue house
  • Dobbie John, turf reporter
  • Dobson John, watchmaker
  • Handley Miss Eliza, cowkeeper and milk seller
  • Ibbotson Henry, sugar boiler
  • Lee William, horse breaker
  • Turner Jas., solicitor's clerk, Kirkgate
  • Varo Miss A. E., invalids' nurse
  • Whitfield H., vet, surgeon
  • Winn William, gardener
  • Wray James Robinson, hairdresser, tobacconist, and fishing tackle dealer

Scan, OCR and html by Colin Hinson. Checking and correction by Peter Nelson.