Chaseley is a small parish and village, situate about 3 miles from Tewkesbury, and 7 from Upton, containing in 1851 a population of 348 inhabitants.

The Church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a small, antiquated-looking structure, with square tower, containing six bells. The living is a Perpetual Curacy, in the gift of the Vicar of Longdon. Rev. Samuel S. Parish, Incumbent; Mr. Henry Smith, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 2 30 p.m.

There is a Parochial School in the village. Caroline Wagstaff, Mistress.


Parish Rev. Samuel S., Incumbent

Pearce Mr. Thomas, Hill End Villa

Barnfield Daniel, shoe maker

Berwick Henry, shopkeeper

Clift Mr., agent, Chaseley Cottage

Fritwell John, farmer, New Hall

Higgins John, farmer, New House

Hutton William, farmer, Chaseley Court

Lane William, farmer, Chaseley Hall

Lord John, farmer, Hill end

Pope John, Farmer, Grain House

Scriven William, shopkeeper and carrier

South Henry, shopkeeper

Spiers J., farmer, Chaseley Waith

Westbury Thomas, shoe maker

Carrier – To Cheltenham, William Scriven, from own house, Thurs., 8 a.m. To Gloucester, Sat., 7 a.m.; and Tewkesbury, Wed., 8 a.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855