Ashchurch Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Ashchurch is a parish in Tewkesbury union, including the hamlets of Aston-upon-Carrant, Fiddington, Natton, Newton, Northway, and Pamington, containing by the census of 1861, 771, and in 1871, 747 inhabitants, with an area of 4268 acres; in the deanery of Winchcomb, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, the lower division of Tewkesbury hundred, East Gloucestershire; 2 ½ miles north-east from Tewkesbury, 8 north-west from Winchcomb, 7 north from Cheltenham, 15 south from Worcester, and 128 from London, at the junction of the Tewkesbury and Malvern, and Birmingham and Bristol Railways, and on the main road from Tewkesbury to Winchcomb. The rectory, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Smith-Warleigh, is valued at £321 per annum, with residence. The church dedicated to St. Nicholas, is a large edifice, principally of the 14th century, comprising nave, chancel, north aisle, and porch, with tower containing six bells. There is a school for children of both sexes, under the direction of a School Board. There are charitable bequests amounting to about £25 per annum for the benefit of the poor. Mrs. Evans is lady of the manor. The rateable value of the parish is £9265.

Aston-upon-Carrant is a hamlet and tything of this parish, 2 miles north-east from thence, and 4 north-east from Tewkesbury. The Wesleyans have a place of worship, at Aston Cross.

Fiddington is also a tything and hamlet, 2 miles south, and 2 south-east from Tewkesbury.

Natton is a hamlet of Fiddington tything, half-a-mile south-east from Ashchurch.

Newton is a hamlet adjoining Ashchurch.

Northway is a hamlet and tything 2 miles east from Tewkesbury, and half-a-mile north from Ashchurch.

Pamington is also a hamlet and tything, half-a-mile south-east from Ashchurch, and 2 ½ east from Tewkesbury. C. A. Hay, Esq., is the chief owner of this tything.


Clergy and Gentry

James Mr. William Fisher, Walton house

Smith-Warleigh Rev. Henry, The Rectory

Trades and professions

Atkins Thomas, farm bailiff for Mr. Collins

Clements Frederick, farmer and beer retailer, Spa house

Greening William, farmer, Newton

Newman Hy. Long, farmer, Ashchurch farm

Peck George, stationmaster



Booth Mr. Frederick, Aston Cross

Court Mrs. Ann, The Laurels

Trades and Professions

Creese John, farmer, Aston farm

Drinkwater Thomas, “ Queen’s Head”, Aston Cross

Foort Charles John, farmer

Pullen James, farmer

Smith Thomas, blacksmith

Smith Thomas, farmer

Spiers Wm., miller and farmer, Aston mill

Tombs John, farmer

Walker Job, wheelwright and beer retailer, Aston Cross

Walker William, blacksmith

Wellon William, shopkeeper

Witts Miss Sarah, shopkeeper

Yeend Charles, farmer


Trades and Professions

Creswell Thomas, blacksmith

Day William, farmer

Ford – , farmer

Halling Mrs. Anna, shopkeeper

Hobbs Thomas and William, farmers

Nind Martin, farmer, Yew tree

Peart Hy. Long, farmer, Fiddington house

Pike Aaron, farmer

Smith Joseph, farmer

Walker Henry, farmer, Manor farm

Walker William, beer retailer


Trades and Professions

Capel George, farmer

Clayton Joseph, farmer

Purser James, farmer


Brancker John Haughton, Esq., Northway house

Trades and Professions

Cowcher Francis, farmer, Northway farm

Greening John, farmer

Haden Henry, farm bailiff for William Woodward, Esq.

Hoare Henry, miller, Cowfield mill

Hopton William, farmer, Cowfield hall

Morris George, miller


Trades and Professions

Clarke Arthur William, farmer

Jackson George, farmer

Jackson Thomas, farmer

Prew Mrs. Elizabeth, shopkeeper

Post Office, Aston Cross – John Sheldon, sub-postmaster. Letters from Tewksbury delivered at 7.20 a.m.; box closes at 5.45 p.m. Tewkesbury is the nearest money order office.

Letter Box at the Station cleared at 5.45 on week-days only. Letters delivered at 7 a.m.

Midland Railway – Geo. Peck, stationmaster.

Board School –

Source: Morris & Co.’s Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.

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