English Bicknor Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

English Bicknor is a village and parish, 6 miles from Mitcheldean road station on the South Wales line of railway, 5 from Coleford, 8 from Monmouth, and 9 from Ross, in the Hundred of St. Briavels, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, and Union of Monmouth.  The church is a stone building, having a tower, one aisle, chancel, nave, and 5 bells; the Rev. John Burdon is rector.  The acreage contained in the parish is 2,355 acres, and the rateable value £2,950.  The population, in 1851, was 434.
Burdon Rev. John
Davis Miss, Bicknor court
Machen Edward, esq.

Badham John, tailor
Ball John, butcher, beer retailer & shopkeeper
Buston James, farmer
Copner William, miller, Joyford mill
Crook Harriet (Mrs.), farmer
Dutheridge Thomas, farmer
Ebborn Richard, farmer
Edwards William, farmer
Harris Edward, farmer
James John, blacksmith
James Richard, carpenter
Jones James, farmer
Jones John, shopkeeper & beer retailer
Knight Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer
Lane Walter, farmer
Morgan Thomas, farmer
Terrett William, shoemaker
White Eliza (Mrs.), farmer

Post Office. – Mrs. Esther Blanch, receiver.  Letters are delivered at ½ past 9 a.m. & are dispatched at 5 p.m.  The nearest money order office is at Coleford.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol.  Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s