Eldersfield Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

ELDERSFIELD is situate about 9 miles from Upton, 7 from Tewkesbury, and 9 from Gloucester, containing in 1851 a population of 704 inhabitants.

CORSE LAWN is about 2 miles S.E. from the church.

LINK END is a small hamlet belonging to the parish, from which it is distant about 2 miles E.

RUE GREEN is another small hamlet, about half a mile N.E. from the village.

THE CHURCH, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a stone edifice, in the early English style of architecture. It has a very handsome spire, containing six musical bells. The living is a vicarage. Rev. Richard Holmes, Vicar; Mr. Thomas Dee, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The NATIONAL SCHOOL is supported by contributions and the children’s payments. Mr. Thomas Dee, Master; Mrs. Dee, Mistress. Average number of scholars, 35.


Holmes Rev. Richard, Vicar

Briscoe James, farmer, Nash End

Briscoe Benjamin, beer retailer, Bridge End

Chandler Joseph, farmer, Red House

Hall William, farmer, Eldersfield Court

Hatton William, farmer, Marsh Court

Hatton William, farmer, The Hill

Hodges George, market gardener, Gadfield’s Elm

Hogg Mary, farmer, Parsonage Farm

Jeffs Thomas, farmer

Jennings Henry, farmer

Jennings Thomas, farmer, The Hill

Messenger Thomas, farmer

Penson Mary Ann, farmer, Moor End

Penson Thomas, farmer, Cromer’s Farm

Poole William, carpenter

Shipton James, miller and farmer, The Hill

Stew Thomas, blacksmith, Bridge End


Awford William, shopkeeper

Barrett Richard, blacksmith

Beale Michael, beer retailer and carrier

Beale William, farmer, Chettles Farm

Bick George, farmer

Bishop William, farmer, Drinker’s End

Coates William, wheelwright

Crook John, victualler and dealer, Green Dragon

Hartwright James, farmer, Lucas Farm

Hawker Isaac, farmer

Hunt Joseph, shopkeeper

Manning George, butcher and farmer

Newman James, blacksmith and farmer

Weaver James, tailor

Wilkes Joseph, farmer

Yeomans Mrs., farmer


Fowler James, farmer, Link End House

Fowler Sarah, farmer, Link End Farm

Halsey John, farmer

Birt Samuel, farmer

Baylis Henry, farmer, Rue Green

Post Office, Corse Lawn – John Crook, Sub-Postmaster. Arrival, 9 30 a.m.; despatch, 3 30 p.m.


Gloucester, Beale, from Corse Lawn, Tues. and Sat., 6 p.m. Bray, from Rue Green, Sat., 6 a.m.

Tewkesbury, Bray, from Rue Green, Wed., 6 a.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855