Aston Somerville is a parish in Evesham union, containing by the census of 1861, 105, and in 1871, 151 inhabitants, and 993 acres; in the deanery of Campden, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, East Gloucestershire ; 4 miles south-west from Broadway, 5 south from Evesham Station, 24 from Gloucester, and 93 north-west from London. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. George Head. M.A., is valued at £370 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of John Whitehead, Esq., who is also lord of the manor and chief landowner. The church, supposed to be dedicated to St. Lawrence, consists of chancel, nave, and tower, with two bells. There is a school for children of both sexes, supported by John Whitehead, Esq.

Clergy and Gentry

Head Rev. George, M.A. I The Rectory

Whitehead John, Esq., Somerville Aston house

Trades and Professions

Harris John, nailmaker and bellhanger

Lax Robert, farmer, Lower farm

Munden Robert, village schoolmaster

Stephens James, blacksmith

Whitehead and Austin, farmers, Upper farm

Whitehead John, yeoman, Somerville Aston house

Letters through Broadway, which is also the nearest money order office. Letter box cleared at 5 p.m. on week-days only.

Village School – Robert Munden, master

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