Ashchurch Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Ashchurch is a township, village, large parish, and railway station, comprising the hamlets of Pamington, Aston-upon-Carrant, Fiddington, Northway, Newton, and Natton. It is pleasantly situated on the high road from Tewkesbury to Winchcomb and Stow, and is a station on the Birmingham and Bristol railway, and junction of the Tewkesbury branch, 128 miles from London, 2¼ east-north east from Tewkesbury, 9 south-west from Evesham, and 8 north-west from Winchcomb, in the lower division of the hundred, union and county court district of Tewkesbury, East Gloucestershire, rural deanery of Winchcomb, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol.

The church of St. Nicholas is a large and ancient building, consisting of nave, porch, chancel, north aisle, and square tower, surmounted by four pinnacles and containing 6 bells; the interior has a handsome carved oak screen, and an organ. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £258 yearly, held by the Rev. Henry Parr. The register dates from the year 1555. There is a National school for children of both sexes, erected in 1842. Walton House, the neat residence of George Ruddle, Esq., J.P., stands 1 mile west-by- south from Ashchurch. The population in 1861 was 771; the acreage is 4,268. The soil is principally clay. Thomas Wakeman, Esq., is lord of the manor, and William Woodward, Esq., is the chief landowner. There are charities of £25 yearly value.

Pamington is a tithing, village, and hamlet in the parish of, and half a mile south-east from, Aschurch, and 2½ miles east from Tewkesbury.

Aston-upon-Carrant is a tithing and hamlet in the parish of, and about 1 mile east-north-east from, Ashchurch, and 3 miles north-east from Tewkesbury. Here is a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.

Fiddington is a tithing and hamlet in the parish of, and 1 mile and a half south from, Ashchurch, and 2 miles south east from Tewkesbury.

Northway is a tithing and hamlet in the parish of, and half a mile north from, Ashchurch, and 2 miles north-east from Tewkesbury.

Newton is a hamlet adjoining Ashchurch, in Northway tithing.

Natton Is a hamlet in the parish, half a mile south-by-east from Ashchurch, in Fiddington tithing.

Parish Clerk, James Wasley.


Parr Rev. Henry

Ruddle George, esq. j.p. Walton house


Brotheridge Ambrose D. farmer

Greening John , farmer

Greening William, farmer

Peck Thomas, station master

Purser Benjamin, coal merchant, Railway station

Smith Joseph, miller, Cowfield mill


Jackson William, farmer

Osborne Thomas, farmer

Prew Joseph, shopkeeper

Trinder William, farmer


Baldwin Bernard, farmer

Barnett William, farmer

Booth Frederick, shopkeeper & wheelwright

Drinkwater Thomas, Queen’s Head

Rimel Richard, farmer

Smith George, farmer

Smith Thomas, blacksmith

Spiers William, miller

Tombs John, farmer

Walker Job. carpenter

Walker William, blacksmith

Witts Isaac, farmer

Witts Sarah (Miss), shopkeeper

Yeend Charles, farmer


Allington Anthony, beer retailer

Cresswell Thomas, blacksmith

Day William, farmer

Grubb Oliver, farmer

Hailing Anna (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Hawkins William, farmer

Hobbs Emma (Mrs.), farmer

Nind Martin F. farmer

Peart Henry Long, farmer

Pike Aaron, farmer

Robins Edwin, farmer

Smith Joseph, farmer

Walker William, beer retailer


Kensington Mrs

Woodward Thomas Best, esq. Northway house

Woodward William, esq. Northway house


Greening John, farmer

Hopton William, farmer, Cowfield farm

Morris George, miller

Powell John, farm bailiff to William Woodward, esq

Woodward Thomas Best, land agent

Woodward William, land agent & valuer


Capel George, farmer

Clayton Joseph, farmer

Purser Benjamin, farmer

Post Office, Aston-upon-Carrant. — Thomas Pearton, receiver. Letters arrive by foot post from Tewkesbury at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Tewkesbury.

Registrar of Births & Deaths & Relieving Officer, Wm. Brydges, Tewkesbury

Railway Station, Thomas Peck, station master

National School, Mrs. Annie Foskett, mistress

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.

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