Ashleworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Ashelworth [sic], anciently Escelenorde, is a small parish and compact village, 7 miles east from Newent, 8 south-west from Tewkesbury, 10 west from Cheltenham, and 5 north-north-west from Gloucester railway station, in the hundred of Berkeley, from which it is distant 10 miles, Gloucester union, archdeaconry, deanery, petty sessions and county court district, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, East Gloucestershire. The population in 1861 was 547; and its rateable value is about £3,600. The church of St. Andrew consists of a nave, chancel, and south aisle, with a substantial embattled tower containing 6 bells, and surmounted with a stone spire at the west end; it is liable to inundation, from its vicinity to the river Severn. The earliest register, which is in a very perfect state of preservation, bears date 1566. The living is a vicarage, annual value £280, in the gift of the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol; the incumbent is the Rev. H. A. S. Atwood, M.A., of Queen’s College, Oxford. The old manor house, which now bears the name of the Old Vicarage, exhibits marks of great antiquity, and is occupied by William Morris, Esq. The New Vicarage, pleasantly situated here, has a fine view over this and the adjoining parishes, and is occupied by the Rev. H. A. S. Atwood, M.A. The parish contains about 1,650 acres of fertile soil, of which about one-third is in tillage, and the remainder rich pasture and meadow. The soil is chiefly a light loam, but in some parts inclines to sand: a whitish clay stone is to be found not far below the surface. Here is a good school for boys and girls, conducted on the National system; also a police station house. Thomas Fulljames, Esq., of Hasfield Court, is, as lessee to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, entitled the ‘lord farmer,’ and is the virtual lord of the manor, There are charities of small annual value.


Atwood Rev. H. A. S. M.A., F.R.A.S. New Vicarage

Clark Mr. Edwin

Colchester Stephen, esq

Lane Mr. John, Box bush

Morris William, esq. Old Vicarage

Taylor Mr. John, Green

Taylor Mrs


Clark Charles, farmer, Foscombe

Clark Edwin, farmer

Clark Wm. farmer, Ashelworth court

Clutterbuck Eliza (Mrs.), farmer, Stone Bow farm

Colchester Stephen, farmer

Cook Mary Ann (Mrs. ),farmr. Longdridge

Davis Emma (Mrs.), blacksmith

Davis Henry, tailor

Hayling Lewis, blacksmith

Hayman George Henry, shopkeeper

Jelf Thomas, Boat

Jelf William, hay dealer

Lake John, bricklayer

Lane John, farmer, Box bush

Lane Thomas, carpenter & wheelwright

Lane William, shoemaker

Longley Henry William, farmer

Oakey Giles, carpenter & wheelwright

Pemberton Jeremiah, tailor

Roberts Ann (Mrs.), Queen’s Arms

Roberts Edwin, beer retailer

Roberts Giles, farmer, Goss farm

Roberts Thomas, farmer, Lawn farm

Roberts Wm. farmer, Wickridge street

Taylor Elizabeth (Mrs), farmer

Taylor Frederick, farmer, The Stream

Taylor John, farmer, Green

Taylor Minot, farmer, Stream farm

Voyce John, farmer, The Stream

Voyce John, jun. farmer, Wadleys

Watts Isaac, beer retailer, shopkeeper & carrier

White George, butcher

Post Office. — Mrs. Mary Turk, receiver. Letters arrive from Gloucester at 9.30 a.m.; dispatched thereto at 5 p.m. Gloucester is the nearest money order office

Police Station, Charles Griffin, superintendent

Carriers : —

Cooper, from Tirley to Gloucester, passes through every Wednesday & Saturday, returning same day.

Watts, from his own house to Gloucester, Wednesday & Saturday, returning same day.

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.