Southrop is a township, village and parish, 3 ½ miles from Lechlade, in the Hundred of Brightwells Barrow, Northleach Union, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol. The church of St. Peter was repaired about 1852; it comprises, in its styles of architecture, the Norman and early English. The Rev. Joseph Walker, M.A., is the incumbent. The living is a vicarage, of the annual value of about £210, in the gift of the Warden and Fellows of Wadham College, Oxford, who are also lords of the manor. The charities amount to £6 14s. per annum. The population, in 1851, was 425. Here is a Parochial school for the instruction of the children of the inhabitants. The acreage of the parish, 1,427; glebe, 54 acres.
Green Mr. Robert
Smith Charles, esq. J.P.
Walker Rev. Jsph. M.A. [vicar], Vicarage
Baxter Richd., shopkeeper & beer retailer
Cull Jonathan, boot & shoe maker
Jefferies Thomas, blacksmith
Lawrence Elijah, grocer & draper
Miller Henry, carpenter & wheelwright
Miller James, carpenter & wheelwright
Newman George, land surveyor
Newman John, miller
Parker Richard, stonemason
Pinnock William, baker
Rawlings William, ‘Swan’
Letters through Lechlade, which is also the nearest money order office.
Carrier – William Pinnock, to Cirencester, on Monday
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.