Newport Shropshire (Salop), 1870
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In 1870, there is a little more information given about the Almshouses in Newport.  The Almshouses built on either side of the Grammar School entrance and endowed by William Adams, in 1657, are mentioned, however the Almshouses built 'for four poor women', endowed by William Glover in 1446, which were re-built in 1836 by public subscription,  are now given an address and described thus: 'There are Almshouses for four aged women in Vine-yard Rd., rebuilt in 1836 ; they are an ancient charity called the Church Almshouses, under the management of twelve governors.'

Also 'A reading room was established October 1st.,
1851 ; [elsewhere described as the 'Mechanics Institute'], and a Working Men's Club, in the High St., of which the Rector of Newport is the president, and John Bodenham, esq., is the treasurer.'

The Local newspaper has undergone a change of name and publisher; still described as established in 1854/5, it is now the '
Newport Advertiser & Market Drayton Chronicle' and 'has now a very large circulation.' [For Publisher and alternative name,  see 'Commercial' residents.]

The Duke of
Sutherland is lord of the manor.  The 'principal landowners' are Sir Thomas F. Fletcher Boughey;  J.C.B Burrough, esq., and R.M. Leeke, esq.
The Parish Clerk is now John Trevitt
James, of St. Mary's Street.
For other 'changes', see below:-
Official Establishments, Local Institutions, &c.
Post & Money Order Office & Post Office Savings Bank & Government Annuity & Insurance Office & Telegraph Office

Mr. John Norris, Sub-Postmaster.
Letters delivered at 7 a.m. & 12 p.m. ; dispatched, morning, 10.25 a.m. ; night mail closes 9.45 p.m., with extra stamp, until 10 p.m.
Money orders granted & paid from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday excepted, when there is only a morning delivery.

Insurance Agents
London Assurance, J. Lees, High St. Royal, Thomas Furber jun., High Offley Westminster Fire & Westminster General Life, Mrs. Ann Bird, Market Place
Norwich Union, T. Sturgess Salop Fire, H. Chalmers, High St. Whittington Life, John Rowe, High St.
Phoenix Fire, J. Bodenham, National Provincial Bank, High St. Shropshire & North Wales, R. Pooler, High St. .
Railway Passengers', J. Bodenham National Provincial Bank, High St. ; J. Hall, High St. Sun Fire & Life, Holland & Son, St. Mary's St. .
Public Establishments
County Court,
Josiah W. Smith, esq., Q.C., D.C.L., judge;
William Liddle esq., registrar;
C.R. Liddle esq., deputy registrar;
Mr. Charles Bowtell, clerk;
Mr. George Hill Townshend, high bailiff;
John Humphries, assistant bailiff.
Lock-Up, Stafford Rd.
Alexander C. Christie, keeper
Newport Union Board Room & Offices & Registrars' Offices, High St.
Richard N. Heane, esq., clerk to the clerk to the guardians & superintendent registrar;
Benjamin Rees, relieving officer & registrar of births, marriages & deaths
Fire Engine Station, Middle Row Highway Board; office, High St.
Rev. D. Mountfield, M.A., chairman;
Henry Fisher, esq., clerk;
Mr. George Hammonds, surveyor
Burial Board,
Rev. D. Mountfield, M.A., chairman;
R.N. Heane, esq., clerk
Gas Works, Marsh Lane,
Richard N. Heane, secretary;
John Stokes, manager & collector
Mechanics Institution & Literary Society, High St.
Richard N. Heane, esq., chairman;
Mr. John Masefield, treasurer & honorary secretary;
Mr. William Fieldhouse, librarian
Shropshire Volunteer Rifles,
T.F. Boughey, esq., captain;
E. Hodges, esq., lieutenant;
Roger O'Connor, drill instructor
Town Hall, High St. Stamp Office, at the Post-Office, High St; Mr. John Norris, distributor Workhouse, Rev. David Mountfield, M.A., chaplain ;
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis James, master & matron.
Public Officers
Marsh & Town Trustees,
The Rector of Newport, chairman;
Head master of Grammar School, vice-chariman;
R.N. Heane, esq., clerk
Inspector of Corn Returns, George Hodgson Registrar of births, deaths & marriages, & Relieving officer,
Benjamin Rees, High St.
Clerk to commissioners of taxes & to the Newport Marsh & town trustees,
Richard Nock Heane, esq.
Supervisor of inland revenue, George Hodgson .
Clerk to magistrates, William Liddle, esq. Town crier, Mr. William Adderley .
Places of Worship
Parish Church,
Rev. David Mountfield, M.A., rector
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Stafford Rd. Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Upper Bar
Independent Chapel, Wellington Rd.,
Rev. Hugh Campbell, M.A.
Roman Catholic Chapel, Salter's Hall,
Rev. Canon Lennon, priest
Free Grammar, High St.
Rev. Charles Waring Saxton D.D., head master;
Henry Codd, second master
Richard Crowther, third master
National (Girls), Vineyard Rd.
[note: in 1863 the address was stated to be Workhouse Lane]
Miss Emma Maddox, mistress
Miss Emma James, assistant
Infant, Wellington Rd.
Miss Annie Collins, mistress
Royal Free English, Wellington Rd.
John Lees, master
Newport & Market Drayton Advertiser
Horne & Bennion, publishers, printers &c.;
published every Saturday morning
See Advertisement
Shropshire Union
John Cartwright, Station master
Omnibus, from the Victoria Hotel, meets every train
By Canal
The Shropshire Union Canal Company to all places on the Shropshire, Birmingham & Liverpool, & connecting canals;
Benjamin Bradney, agent.
By Railway
Pickford & Co. to all parts of the kingdom.
Private Residents
Adams Joseph Harrison, esq., High St. Higgins Robt. George, esq., High St. Palmer Miss, near Station
Baddeley Thomas B., esq., High St. Horne Mr. Charles, High St. Payne Mrs., Wellington Rd.
Baddeley Mrs., High St. Hughes Mrs., High St. Ralph Thomas, High St.
Bodenham Mrs., High St. Keeling Mr. Edwin Thomas, High St. Sarjeant Mr. John, Chetwynd End
Bowtell Mr. Charles, Wellington Terrace Liddle Charles Rowland, esq., High St. Saxton Rev. Charles Waring, D.D., Grammar School
Campbell Rev. Hugh, M.A., [Independent], Lower Bar Liddle William, esq., High St. Scott Miss, High St.
Dickenson Mr. T., High St. Lindop William, esq., High St. Siderfin Miss, High St.
Eldershaw Mr. Philip, Wellington Rd. Masefield John, esq., High St. Sillitoe William, esq., High St.
Fisher Henry, esq., High St. Mountfield Rev. David, M.A., [Rector], Rectory Smallman Mrs., St. Mary's St.
Godby Augustus hardy, M.D., High St. Murray Robert, esq., High St. Smallwood, Brooke hector, esq., High St.
Heane Richard Nock, esq., High St. Northwood Mrs., St. Mary's St. Smith Edward G., High St.
Hickman Richard Murrhall, esq., High St. Palmer Mrs., near Station Walker, Mrs., Stafford Rd.
Adams Mathew, Nurseryman, Wellington rd. Farman Robert, Swan Inn, Lower Bar Owen Samuel, Tailor, Stafford St.
Adderley Charles, Hair Dresser, High St. Felton John, Seedsman, St. Mary's St. Pearce William, Tanner, Stafford St.
Adderley William, Town Crier, Bill Poster & Greengrocer, St. Mary's St. Fieldhouse Ann (Mrs.), High St. Penson Andrew, Tailor, High St.
Arkinstall John, Rose & Crown Inn, St. Mary's St. Fieldhouse William, Grocer, High St. Picken James, Classical & Commercial School, Old Hall
Armstrong Samuel, Plaster, Water Lane Fisher & Hodges, Solicitors, High St. Piicken Thomas William, Chemist & Druggist, High St.
Austin Thomas, Grocer, high St. Fishwick William, Saddler & Harness Maker, High St. Pidgeon Thomas, Tailor, High St.
Baddeley Thomas Bernard, Solicitor, High St. Foxall Henry, Grocer, High St. Plant Caroline (Miss), Milliner, St. Mary's St.
Baker Joseph, Beer Retailer, St. Mary's St. Fulwood Thomas, Grinder, Stafford St. Plant Thomas, Saddler & Harness Maker, High St.
Barlow George, Plume of Feathers & Maltster, High St. Furber George, Auctioneer, St. Mary's St. Podmore Edward, Grocer, High St.
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