Unlocking Stourport's Past

Coopers Lane

Coopers Lane leading to the only property Severn View
Coopers Lane was previously known in the local Census as:

These two courts of small dwellings were often used as Boarding Houses for Waterboatmen sailing the River Severn.

LOWER MITTON CENSUS OF 1841 (Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire)
Court No 1 off Bridge Street
No1 John Wild . Curer
. Jane Wild Wife Packer
. Frank Wild Son .
No 2 Frank Ball . .
. Mary Ball . .
No 3 William Hutton . Hinger fitter
. Agnes Hutton Wife .
. Harold Hutton Son .
. Harry Edwards Brother in Law .
. Thomas Winsper Boarder Bootmaker
Court No 2 off Bridge Street
No 1 Not occupied . .
No 2 Henry William Painter . .
No 3 William Wassell . .
. Harriet Wassell Wife .
. . 4 sons .
. . 3 daughters .
No 4 Edmund Preece . .
. Jane Preece . .
. . 1 son .
.William MoseleyBoarder Groom
NO 5 Not occupied..
NO 6 Not occupied..
No 7 Thomas Brook. Agricultural Worker
.Jane Brooks wife.
No 8 Joseph Moore .Hollow worker
.Sarah Moorewife.
..2 sons.
..2 daughters.
No 9Emma Taylor..
.Herbert Palmer..

Court No 2 was demolished in 1934 and land at end of Lane was auctioned at Swan Hotel 1935 and purchased by Walter Howard Cooper. He had a single detached residence built in 1937 (Severn View) In 2006 this is still the residence of his daughter Muriel Smith (nee Cooper) and her husband.

Part of the demolished Courts was the site of public Toilets used until 2005. An access onto the riverside is all that remains and the land ownership is in dispute between Wyre Forest D C and the residents of Severn View.
Severn View, the only propert on Coopers Lane

BUILDING: Detached dwelling built in 1937 of imperial brick. 3 bedrooms. Builder: Jones Builder of Sion Gardens for Walter Cooper

Mr. Walter Cooper had purchased the land, known as Court No 2 and the Lane alongside the Bridge Public House fronting on to Bridge Street, at a Public Auction held at The Swan Hotel, High Street, Stourport on Severn.

In 2006 it is still the home of his daughter Mrs. Muriel Smith(nee Cooper) and she appealed through the local press in 1992 for a name to be given to the then unnamed lane(previously known as Court 1 and 2 off Bridge Street, Lower Mitton) It was then named after her father and is now known by its postal address Coopers Lane but locally known as Coopers Alley.
This page researched by Margaret Cook
This page last updated 25 January 2007

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