A Snapshot of Barton upon Humber in 1892

Have you ever wondered what life was like in Barton upon Humber in 1892? 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 1892 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 1892 :-

Business Name/Owner Name Location Details of Business Other Notes
Abraham Altham High Street Tea dealer & fancy repository Mrs King (manageress)
Wm. Anderson King Street Butcher & farmer  
Jno. Wm. Atkinson Fleetgate Fruiterer  
D. Kirkpatrick Austin Market Lane Painter, paperhanger, gilder & picture frame maker  
Henry Wm. Ball Market Lane Printer, stationer, book and music seller.  
Barton upon Humber and North Lincolnshire Permanent Building Society   Building Society M. Jubb & Wm. Jackon (secretaries)
John Bennett Market Place Singer sewing machine agent  
Wm. John Bennett Newport Street Fishmonger  
Black Bull 13 Market Place Public House James Allen (vict.)
Blue Bell Whitecross Street Public House Thos. Harrap (vict)
Wm. Blyth Humber Bank Brick and tile manufacturer  
Brown & Clapson Waterside Ship and boat builders  
Brown & Son Preistgate Solicitors  
Mrs William Brown 26 High Street Ladies' and children's outfitter  
William John Bygott High Street Tailor, hatter, hosier and woollen draper.  
Alfred Canty 10 Market Place Ironmonger & furniture dealer  
Charles Canty High Street Photographer  
Frederick Joseph Canty Market Place Butcher  
George William Canty 3 Market Lane Watchmaker, jeweller and optician  
Coach and Horses High Street Public House Thomas C. Beaulah (vict.)
Cobb & Pullan Waterside Road Coal Merchants  
Thomas Henry Cooper 14 George Street Saddler and harness maker  
George Coulam Holydyke Stone and marble mason  
Davis Edwin & Co Fleetgate Drapers also in Hull
Davis & Hewitt 12 Burgate Joiners, builders and undertakers  
George Dent 17 Holydyke Wheelwright, joiner and undertaker  
John Wm. Doughty 32 King Street Grocer & provisions dealer  
H Earl Waterside Road Sail & cover maker  
Geo. Thos. Ellis High Street Boot & shoe maker  
John Henry Emmitt Fleetgate Hairdresser, tobacconist & newsagent  
Daniel B England Junction Square Baker and confectioner  
The Farmers Co. Ltd. Waterside Chemical Manure Manufacturers also in Brigg
Harry Flower 25 High Street Painter, paperhanger, plumber, glazier and gasfitter  
John French Fleetgate Horse-breaker  
Garside Humber Bank Brick & Tile manufacturer  
John Mills Good 13 George Street Tailor, hatter & hosier  
Goy and Cross 19 Whitecross Street Solicitors  
Geo. Gray King Street Beer retailer & shopkeeper  
George Hotel George Street Public House Chas. Wm. Hardwick (vict.)
Hall's Barton Ropery Co. Ltd. Waterside Hemp & wire rope manufacturers also in Hull
Elam Hewson Waterside Road Corn miller & merchant  
Richard Hoodless Junction Square Carrier & Pork Butcher  
Hoppers Brigg Road/Marsh Lane Cycle Manufacturer and agent, and electro-plater  
Hornsey & Kirkby 17-21 Market Lane Drapers, grocers, glass and china dealers, and corn and cake merchants.  
Firth Hunt 4 George Street Iron and tin plate worker & ironmonger  
Inland Revenue Office Holydyke    
Wm. Jackson 16 George Street Hairdresser, fancy dealer, news agent, tobacconist and umbrella repairer  
Martin Jubb 17 George Street Draper, milliner, dressmaker and mourning coach proprietor  
Literary Institiute Chapel Lane   J. P. Pullan hon. sec.
Morris's Humber Bank Brick and Tile manufacturer  
Arthur Grant Poole 15 George Street Watchmaker, jeweller and optician  
Post Office Junction Square Post Office E. Small - postmaster
Queen Butchery Public House Charles Fredk. Tuplin (vict)
William M. Rawson Cottage Lane Tallow chandler and wax candle manufacturer  
Ralph Rippon High Street Butcher  
Royal Vaults Waterside Road Public House George H. Smith (vict)
Sissons Bros. & Co. Limited Waterside Road Whiting & putty manufacturers and Sculcoates in Hull
Skelseys Adamant Cement Co. Ltd. Ness End Cement manufactureres  
Thomas Skipworth 64 High Street Grocer  
George Henry Smith 6 Market Place Chemist, druggist, and wine and spirit merchant  
Richard Fox Smith 35 High Street Chemist, druggist, wine and spirit merchant and aerated water manufacturer  
Stead and Simpson Market Place Boot manufacturers and dealers also in Leicester
Steam Packet Fleetgate Public House George Henry Rowe (vict)
Thorpe & Sons Waterside Maltsters also in Newark
J. B. Tombleson Esq. Westfield Brick and Tile manufacturer, and farmer  
Volunteer Arms Whitecross Street Public House Wm. Nundy (vict)
Wade's Fleetgate Engineers, iron and brass founders, and boiler makers Mabel Foundry
Waggon & Horses Fleetgate Public House Walter Parkinson (vict)
Overton Wass Newport Street Grocer, tea dealer, provisions merchant and market gardner Newport Stores
Waterside Inn Waterside Public House Henry Marshall Holmes (vict)
Wheatsheaf Holydyke Public House Frank Wright Hope (vict)
White Lion Market Place Public House Foster Middleton (vict)
White Swan Hotel Fleetgate Public House James Edwin Ross (vict)
Winship Bros. Humber Bank Brick and Tile manufacturers Pioneer Works
George Wray 35 Newport Street Coal Merchant  

Public Transport/Public Services

The following table lists some of the public transport services that served Barton during 1892 :-

Company Name Service Notes
Mrs William Stamp's Ferry Service Runinng a cargo ferry between Barton and Hull.
There are many Carriers to various places departing from The Wheat Sheaf, the George Hotel, Blue Bell and the White Lion.


The White Swan - James Edwin Ross is the name above the door.
This is a view of the White Swan taken around the turn of the century. The name above the door is James Edwin Ross


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