Longdon Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Longdon is a very extensive parish, situate about 3½ miles from Upton-upon-Severn, and containing, according to the census of 1851, 577 inhabitants.

The Church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small, ancient edifice, having a massive square tower, with pinnacles at the corners, and high spire. It is in the mixed style of architecture, but without anything worthy of note. The living is a Vicarage, with Castle Morton and Chaseley, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. Rev. Charles Crewe, Vicar; Rev. Thomas A. Pope, Curate; Mr. Joseph Smith, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., summer; 2 20 p.m., winter.

The School was founded and endowed with land by Giles Godwin, Esq., about the year 1660, for the instruction of poor children of the parish. The school-house, as well as the residence for the master, has been recently rebuilt. Mr. Owen Ockenden, Master; Elizabeth Ockenden, Mistress. Average number of scholars, 64.

The Charities of the parish are few in number, and do not require particularising.


Crewe Rev. Charles, Vicar, Vicarage

Pope Rev. Thomas A., Curate

Rayers Mrs.

Stone E. G., Esq., Magistrate, Chamber Court

White Mr. William, Weypools

Beale William, butcher

Bellamy John, farmer

Best Charles, farmer, White House

Bomford James, farmer, Piper’s End

Brewer James, farmer, Long Green

Brewer William, farmer, Hill House

Ellis John, farmer

Flowers William, victualler, Plough

Green Henry, beer retailer and shopkeeper, Swan, Long Green

Higgins Robert, farmer

Hodges Charles, farmer, New House

Jenkins William, shopkeeper

Kent Chesseldine, liquormerchant; house, Longdon Lodge

Lord Richard, farmer, Hill End Bank

Morris John, farmer, Witchfield

Need Thomas, farmer

Newman Joseph, Long Green

Peart John, farmer, Robert’s End

Phillips Thomas, victualler, New Inn, Long Green

Pinson Charles, farmer, Red House

Powell John, carpenter

Rayer John, farmer, Hillworth

Rayer Thomas, farmer, Hill Court

Ryland William, shopkeeper, and Sub-Postmaster

Smith Joseph, tailor, and Parish Clerk

Summerfield William, blacksmith

Post Office – William Ryland, Sub-Postmaster. Delivery, 9 30 a.m.; despatch, 4 40 p.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855


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