Ashton-under-Hill Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856
Ashton-under-Hill is a township, village, and parish 7 ½ miles north-east from Tewkesbury, and 6 south-west from Evesham station, partly in Upper Tewkesbury, and partly in Tibbaldstone Hundreds, Evesham Union, East Gloucestershire, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, situated on the river Carrant, which rises in this parish. The church of St. Barbara consists of nave, small north aisle, porch, chancel, and square tower with 5 bells; in the interior are several mural tablets to the Baldwin family. Ashton-under-Hill is a chapelry annexed to Beckford. Here is a Sunday school, and a day school in summer, partly endowed with £200, and partly supported by subscription. Near the church is an ancient stone cross with sun-dial. The chief landowners are Thos. Wakeman, Esq., Mr. William Henry Baldwin, Mrs. S. Baldwin and Mr. Herbert New. Population, in 1851, 396; acreage, 1,300
Abell William, farmer
Baldwin Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Carter Edward, blacksmith
Clements John, tailor
Cotton Benjamin, parish clerk
Drinkwater David, farmer
Dunn Thomas, baker
George Edmund, farmer
Goodall William, beer retailer
Heeks John, farmer
Heeks Jonathan, beer retailer
Heeks Thomas, beer retailer
Mansell William, wheelwright
Powell Matilda (Miss), ladies’ school
Rogers Thomas, carrier
Workman Edmund, shopkpr. & butcher
Letters received through Tewkesbury, which is also the nearest money order office.
Registrar of Births & Death, & Relieving Officer, William Wadams, Evesham.
Parish Clerk, Benjamin Cotton
Carrier – Rogers, to Evesham, Monday; Tewkesbury, Wednesday, & Worcester, Saturday.
Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol. Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.