No 2.

Tithe Map Plot No 258.

A Grade 2* Listed Building.
Circa 1600. Timber-framed. Tiled roof. 3 storeys. Attic storey has been heightened. Ground floor remains of C19 shop front with moulded cornice and modern window. Inside the shop front is the moulded bressummer under the formerly projecting upper storey. 1st floor outbuilt with later timber framing. 2nd floor close-set studding with moulded bressummer, heightened eaves. 1 window wide with 3-light casements, 1st floor modern.

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Various trades were carried out here through the nineteenth century, becoming a hairdressing salon in 1881.



From 1901 to 1958 the Morgan family were installed, initially as a Tobacconist and Gents Hairdressing establishment, later selling only tobacco products.



From 1958 to 1985 GR Birks continued the tobacconist trade and Four Seasons Fashions expanded here from No 1 for a few years.





1839 Tithe Map Owner Ann Murrell. Occupier Herself.

1841    Ann Murrell 66.

1851    Adam Clarke, 38, Butcher and Dealer

1871    Joseph Hyde, 77, Veterinary Surgeon

1881    Thomas Smith, 32, Hair Dresser

1891    Uninhabited

1901    Thomas Morgan, 79, Tobacconist and Shopkeeper

From 1910 Survey   Occupier Morgan Mrs. Owner Mrs Clarke Toronto Canada. H Garrood Agent.

1911    Philip Henry Morgan, 55, Hairdresser and Tobacconist. Property Description: 4 Rooms.



Ex Tilley's

1904     Morgan T Hairdresser

1911     Morgan P Hairdresser

1922     Morgan P Tobacconist

1928     Morgan Miss Tobacconist

1942     Kay Mrs Tobacconist

1958     Birks G R Tobacconist

1962     Birks G R Licensed Betting Shop

1985     Four Seasons Fashions

1986     Four Seasons Fashions, Wynn's Est agents

1988     Hickman Estate Agents

2002     Lily and Tom



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Ann Murrell (1841) Ann Boulter married William Murrell in Ledbury in June 1803. Living n the Southend by 1828 as William died there in that year, aged 68. Listed in Hints of Ledbury (1831) by J W Gibbs.

From Hereford Times Saturday 23 September 1848
Laying Manure on the Highway. Mrs Ann Murrell, residing in Southend street,in this town, was summoned by Superintendent Shead, for having on the 9th inst., emptied a quantity of night soil and filth in the street, to the annoyance of the public. Constable New proved the offence. Mrs Murrell stated that the person who brought the manure promised to haul it away early in the morning, but the carts were not sent till several hours after the appointed time. The Bench being satisfied that the offence was purely unintentional, fined the defendant 1s only and the costs.


Adam Clarke (1861) married Emma Clarke in Birmingham in 1841. A butcher in the High Street in 1844 when first son James was born and still there when daughter Ann was born in 1847. He had moved to the Southend by 1858 when his son Adam was born there. Moved to Colwall by 1871.

Joseph Hyde (1871) married Nancy c 1827. Living in New Street in 1841 with wife Nancy he moved to No 17 Southend by 1851. Widowed by 1861 and back in New Street. Died in Rouen, France, in 1872 in his 79th year.

From Hereford Times, Saturday 24 October 1846
A Card
Joseph Hyde, Veterinary Surgeon
Begs to return his best thanks to the Gentlemen, Agriculturists, and Public generally, in the Counties of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester, for their kind support of the last ten years and to inform them that at the solicitation of several gentlemen of the Ledbury Hunt he has been induced again to reside in Ledbury, where he trusts by unremitting attention to business, and moderate charges, to merit a continuance of that patronage which it has always been his anxious endeavour to merit. Ledbury, October 1846.


Thomas Smith (1881) from Worcester b,1849 and Annie, b,1850, moved to Colwall by 1891 no children.

Thomas Morgan (1901) was born in 1831 to Joseph and Elizabeth of Wellington Heath. He married Elizabeth Tranter, from Nailsworth, in Worcester in 1850 and they had Alfred Thomas in 1850, Frederick John in 1852, Philip Henry in 1854, George Christopher in 1857, William Enoc in 1859, Austin Tranter in 1862 and Timothy Pearce in 1864.
A bootmaker in the Homend from at least 1861 to 1891 years, he is described in 1871 as a Master Boot and Shoemaker, Frederick John is with him as a Watchmakers Apprentice, (they live next door to Lucas Berkley a master watchmaker). Thomas died in 1908.

His son, Philip Henry, is here in 1911

Frederick John married Mary Ann Holder in Ledbury in 1874. They had Edward 1874 and Sydney 1875, in Woolhope, Agnes 1879 in Leominster, Frederick 1882, Edith 1883, Charles 1884, Henry 1887, Beatrice 1888, Alice 1891 and Nancy in 1896, all in Ledbury. Frederick became a Watch and clockmaker at 30 New Street from 1881 through to 1911.
Philip Henry died in the Southend in 1927 and his niece, Nancy, took on the shop. Nancy married William Kay in Ledbury in 1941, she was 45. He died in 1945 aged 36.
The 1939 census entry as Kay (Morgan) suggests William was living there even if they were not married.

1926 Electoral Register    Morgan Philip Henry; Shop No 2, Abode 35 New Street.

1939 Register    Nancie Kay (Morgan) Shopkeeper, 42.