Birdlip is a hamlet, forming a portion of the parishes of Cowley, Brimpsfield and Witcomb, 5 miles from Painswick, 7 from Gloucester, and 6 south-west from Cheltenham. A fair is held here the last Tuesday in April for sheep and cattle. A Baptist chapel was erected in 1841.
Blacklanes is a farm.
Caperton Mr. Henry
Whalley Capt. George B.
Archer John, farmer, Blacklanes farm
Baylis James, saddler & harness maker
Dancer Thomas, cattle dealer
Driver Martin, grocer
Fewings John, George inn, brewer & farmer
Hannis Charles, grocer & wheelwright
Hulbert William, stonemason
Lane Charles, turner
Lane Joseph, bowl turner
Merratt Joseph, blacksmith
Newman William, farmer
Pinching William, ‘Black Horse’
Tuffly Richard, ‘Air Balloon’, brewer & farmer
Wheeler Henry, ‘King’s Head’
Letters through Painswick, which is also the nearest money order office.
Henry Merchant, every Tuesday & Thursday, from Brimsfield, calling at the ‘George’, to the Crown inn, Cheltenham, returning same day.
Daniel Merrett, every Tuesday & Thursday, to the ‘Old Swan,’ Cheltenham, returning same day, & every Saturday to ‘Spread Eagle,’ Gloucester, returning same day.
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