Aldsworth Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Aldsworth is a parish in Northleach union, containing, by the census of 1861, 430, and in 1871, 395 inhabitants, and 3207 acres; in the deanery of Fairford, archdeaconry of Bristol, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Brightwells Barrow, East Gloucestershire; 4 miles south-east from Northleach, 6 west from Burford (Oxfordshire), and 11 north-east from Cirencester. The living is a vicarage, valued at £130 per annum, in the incumbency of the Rev. Edward Sewell, M.A., and the patronage of Christ Church, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, consists of nave, chancel, and aisle, with tower surmounted by a spire, and three bells. There is a school for children of both sexes. Lord Sherborne is lord of the manor, and he and Christ Church, Oxford, are the principal owners. The rateable value of this parish is £3248.

Trades and Professions

Collett Charles, blacksmith

Damont Miss Sarah, Parochial schoolmistress

Field John, wheelwright and carpenter

Garne Robert. Farmer

Houlton John, farmer

Houlton Thomas, farmer, Ladbarrow farm

Howes John, carrier

Lane William Jenner, farmer, Cocklebarrow farm

Parrott William, parish clerk

Stone Edward, shoemaker

Taylor John Walker, brewer, maltster, and wine and spirit merchant

Waine Mrs. Jane, baker and grocer

Young Joseph, “Sherborne Arms”

Letters are received though Northleach, which is the nearest money order office.

Parochial School – Miss S. Damont, mistress

Carrier – John Howes, to Cirencester, Monday and Friday

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

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