A Snapshot of Barton upon Humber in 1872

Have you ever wondered what life was like in Barton upon Humber in 1872? Have you ever wondered who was selling what and from where? Well inbarton.co.uk has created a snapshot of life in Barton upon Humber in 1872 by listing some of the businesses that were around, and some of the things that were going on.

General Information

Barton Businesses

The following table lists some (but by no means all) of the businesses that were around in 1872 :-

Business Name/Owner Name Location Details of Business Other Notes
Henry Anderson King Street Butcher and Farmer  
John Atkinson Fleetgate Pork butcher & eating house  
Henry William Ball Market Lane Printer, bookseller, stationer and sub-distributor of stamps  
James Horner Barraclough Market Lane Earthenware, China and Marine store dealer  
James Barratt Waterside Shopkeeper  
George Bell King Street Shopkeeper  
Saml. Benson King Street Working cutler and umbrella maker  
Christopher Birkett Market Lane Hatter  
Black Bull Market Place Public House Mrs Ann Hardy (victualler)
Blue Bell Whitecross Street Public House Thomas Good (victualler)
William Blyth Humber Bank Brick and Tile Maker  
John Brindley Chapel Yard, Cottage Lane Chimney Sweeper  
Brown and Son High Street/Priestgate Solicitors  
Wm. Burton Waterside Road Brick and Tile maker and cowkeeper  
Alfred Canty Market Lane Tobacconist  
George Canty Market Lane Watchmaker Dinsdale & Canty.
Jas. Clapson Waterside Road Fellmonger & manure manufacturer  
Samuel Crane High Street Hairdresser and toy dealer  
George Dent Holy Dyke Joiner and wheelwright  
Dinsdale & Canty Market Place Ironmongers  
Eddie & Bennett Priestgate Surgeons  
George Ellis West Humber Bank Brick and Tile maker  
Foster and Frankish Haven Side Maltsters  
Charles Franklin Junction Square Tailor  
John French Fleetgate Horse breaker  
James Grassby Fleetgate Coal merchant  
Thomas Grassby Whitecross Street Cooper and basket dealer also in Brigg
George Hotel Market Place Public House John Grattan Hollingworth (victualler)
John Hall & Co. Haven Side Hemp & wire rope, canvas, tarpauline, twine &c. manufacturers.  
John Headley Brigg Road Plumber, town crier and pindar.  
Elam Hewson Waterside Road Corn Miller  
Higgins & Smith Market Place Chemist and druggists and wine and spirit merchants  
Mrs Martha Hinds Newport Herbalist  
Hull Banking Co. Holy Dyke   R. J. Bedford manager
George Jackson East Acridge Nail Maker  
Wm Jackson George Street Hairdresser, tobacconist and toy dealer.  
Jubb & Son Fleetgate Whiting manufacturer  
George Millson Ferriby Road Corn Miller  
John Morris West Humber Bank Brick and tile maker  
Nowell & Priestley Whitecross Street Solicitors  
John Percival Market Lane Earthenware dealer & rope maker  
Queen Butchery Public House George Quibell Hall (victualler)
Rogers & Co. Waterside Brick and tile manufacturers  
Red Lion High Street Public House John Marshall (victualler)
Royal Vaults Waterside Road Public House Robert J. Wells (victualler)
Charles Sanderson North Parade Joiner & brickmakers' material maker  
Mrs Julia Sanderson Newport Shopkeeper  
Sissons Brothers Waterside Road Whiting &c. manufacturers and in Hull
John Spinks High Street Painter, grainer, guilder & sign writer  
Charles Spring Holy Dyke Saddler  
Steam Packet Fleetgate Public house victualler William Barker
Robert Stephenson Market Place Shoemaker & shopkeeper  
William Stow Brigg Road Blacksmith  
John Todd Fleetgate Baker, confectioner and grocer  
Tomlinson & Crowder George Street Chemist and druggists, booksellers, stationers and insurance agents Publishers of 'The Hull and North Lincolnshire Times'
Usher and Son Fleetgate Stonemasons and builders and Saxby
Volunteers' Arms Whitecross Street Public House (and joiner & cabinet maker) James Phillipson (victualler)
Waggon and Horses Fleetgate Public House (and farmer) Jno. Burnett (victualler)
Warwick & Woodhall Whitecross Street Maltster  
John Torry Wass Newport Grocer, draper, shoemaker and market gardner  
Waterside Inn Waterside Road Public House Mrs Agnes Black (victualler)
Wheat Sheaf Holy Dyke Public House William Nicholson (victualler)
White Lion Market Place Public House Frank Nicholson (victualler)
White Swan Fleetgate Family and Commercial Hotel Mrs Harriet Wilson (victualler)

Public Transport/Public Services

The following table lists some of the public transport services that served Barton during 1872 :-

Company Name Service Notes
William Stamp's Ferry Service Sailing vessel with goods and cattle daily between Barton and Hessle and Barton and Hull.
There are many Carriers to various places departing from The Wheat Sheaf, the George Hotel, Blue Bell, Black Bull and the White Lion.
There is an Omnibus from the George Hotel to meet the trains.


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