No 3.

Tithe Map Plot No 259.

A Grade 2 Listed Building (listed together with No 4).
C18. Stuccoed. Bands between floors. 3 storeys. let and 2nd floors, 6 sash windows with glazing bars. No 4 has a good early Cl9 shop front with pilasters, frieze and wide cornice, and large windows with glazing curving inwards to central glazed and panelled door with rectangular fanlight. No 3 has large modern shop front with high fascia.

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Note from the listing the building had a new shop front in the early 1800's.

A chemist's shop in 1851 and 1861 with Thomas Freeman (he crops up in the Iron Church story) in charge.

From 1871 to 1939 the shop was a saddlers under various names: Parlour, Burrows, Clare and Ford.

With little call for saddles in 1940 it became a grocery store known as Melias & Co. and from 1977 it was the Ledbury Tackle Centre.
Now Amore Hair Salon.



1839 Tithe Map Owner Philip John Miles. Occupant Thomas Oakley.

1841    Thomas Oakley 40 Brushmaker.

1851    John Cann Bills, 21, Assistant to Chemist and Druggist.

1861    Thomas W Freeman, 54, Chemist Druggist and Grocer.

1871    Henry Charles Parlour, 44, Saddler.

1881    Sophia H Parlour, 55, Saddler.

1891    William H Burrows, 31, Saddler.

1901    William H Burrows, 38, Saddler.

Clare Advert
Ex Tilley's Almanack 1904
From 1910 Survey   Occupier Ford & Son. Owner J H Miles.

1911    Harry Whyld 44 Newspaper Manager. Property Description: 6 Rooms.

No 3 Advert

Ex Tilley's

1903    Clare T Saddler H W Burrows manager

1906    Clare T Saddler H W Burrows manager see advert

1910    Ford & Sons Saddlers. “ Guardian” Office Whyld H B, manager.

1921    Ford & Sons Saddlers. “ Guardian” Office Bolwell F, manager.

1923    Ford & Sons Saddlers. “ Reporter and Guardian” Office Bowes W S, manager.

Whyld Advert
Ex Tilley's Almanack 1908
1926    Ford & Sons Saddlers. Hawkins G S

1940    Melias & Co Manager H G Pither

1950    Melias & Co Grocers Manager F Inwood

1968    Melias & Co Grocers Manager B Jones

1976    Melias & Co Grocers

1977    Ledbury Tackle Centre

1984    Allsop F W J Ledbury Tackle Centre

1999    Tackle Centre

2002    Tackle Centre Saddle Bound Cyles



More Info.

Tackle Advert
Ex Tilley's Almanack 1982
Melias Advert
Ex Tilley's Almanack 1968













Ford Invoice

















Thomas Oakley (1841) married Martha Goode, in London on 21st December 1826, she was the youngest daughter of Mr John Goode of Sheer Glatt, Herefordshire. They had George in 1831, Olive in 1836 and Octavia in 1839.
He died in 1848, a notice of his death is in the Worcester Chronicle of 20th December 1848:
Dec 16th at Ledbury, aged 49, Thomas Oakley upholsterer and brush manufacturer. The deceased has for many years been a highly respectable tradesman in that town.


Thomas Freeman (1861) 54 Chemist, Druggist and Grocer. Moved to Ledbury between 1851 and 1854 where his wife Mary Ann died in the Southend.
Now 48, he wasted little time before marrying Jane Webb, nee Williamson, 26 a butcher in Southend in 1855. A widow she had married Benjamin Webb, a butcher in Bye Street in 1848, they had moved to the Southend by the time Benjamin died in 1853.
Thomas and Jane had two children: Kate in 1856, she married in 1879 (see Iron Church) and Jane in 1868 (died 1893). Moving to the High Street, still a chemist, by 1871 he died in 1888 in Albert Road.

Henry Charles Parlour (1871) 44 Saddler. Moved from the High Street sometime after 1861, from Newent married to Sophia Hayward Reeves 45 with Frances Margaret b 1852 ,Emily Maria b 1854 , Henry Charles b 1854, Alice Sophia died in 1913.

William Henry Burrows (1891,1901) 31 Saddler. From Stratford on Avon, he married Matilda Preece in Ledbury in 1887. They had Stanley in 1888 and Harold in 1900. Moved to Malvern Link By 1911 as a Coach Builders Manager.

Harry Whyld (1911) 44 Newspaper Manager. From London with wife Elizabeth.

In the High Street as a saddler in 1871 Charles Philemon Ford moved to 4 New Street (next door to Hamptons, see No 1) after he married Emma Hodges of New Street in 1872. She died in 1895 aged 52 They had Minnie in 1875 and Arthur Charles in 1879. Charles Philemon died in New Street in 1924 aged 82, Minnie in 1936 in New Street.

In 1911 both father and son are saddlers and employers.
Arthur Charles married Mary Jane Hill in 1907 they had Cicely Mary in 1908.
Settled in Belle Orchard in 1911 he is doubtless managing the shop in the Southend whilst Mr Whyld is living over the shop. Arthur died in 1948, Mary Jane in 1952 aged 67.

1926 Electoral Register    Hawkins George Stanley

1939 Register Hedley Pither, 33.