Aldsworth is a parish and small village, 4 miles south-east from Northleach, 10½ north-north-east from Cirencester station, and 6½ west from Burford, in Brightwells Barrow hundred, Northleach union and county court district, rural deanery of Fairford, Bristol archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. The church of St. Mary is a small stone building in various styles of architecture; it has spire, tower with 3 bells, nave, aisle, and chancel. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £60 yearly, in the gift of Christ Church, Oxford; the Rev. John George Bellingham, M.A., is the incumbent. There is a mixed school, supported by Lord Sherborne. The population in 1861 was 430 ; the acreage is 3,460 ; rateable value, £2,754. The soil is stone brash. Lord Sherborne (who is lord of the manor) and Christ Church, Oxford, are chief landowners.
Parish Clerk, William Parrott.
Waine Mr. Joseph
Baker William, farmer
Barton Thomas, shoemaker
Collett Charles, blacksmith
Field John, wheelwright & carpenter
Garne Robert, farmer
Harris James, wheelwright & carpenter
Hathaway Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Houlton Thos. farmer, Ladbarrow farm
Howes John, carrier
Lane William Jenner, farmer, Cockle- barrow farm
Smith John Bryan (exors. of), farmer, Saddlers farm
Stone Edward, shoemaker
Tayler John Walker, brewer, maltster & spirit merchant
Waine Giles, farmer, Green farm
Waine Jane (Mrs.), baker & grocer
Letters are received through Northleach, which is the nearest money order office.
Parochial School, Miss Sarah Damont, mistress
Carrier. — John Howes, to Cirencester, monday & friday, returning the same days
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.