Edgeworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Edgeworth is a township and parish in Bisley Hundred, East Gloucestershire, and Cirencester Union, 5 miles north-west of Cirencester station, and 6 from Stroud.  It is in the archdeaconry of Gloucester, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric.  The living is a rectory, the tithes of which are commuted for £265 yearly, in the gift of Charles Grevill, Esq., with residence and 42 acres of glebe land; the Rev. Henry Prowse Jones, M.A., is the incumbent.  The church, a stone building, of the early perpendicular style, has a tower with 5 bells.  The population, in 1851, was 148, and the acreage, 1,566.  The soil is a stone-brash (oolite) and light clay.  Edmund Hopkinson, Esq., is lord of the manor, and, with Earl Bathurst and Sir William Russell, is the chief landowner.  There are charities of a few pounds’ yearly value.

Hopkinson Edmund, esq.
Jones Rev. Henry P., M.A. (Rector)

Blackwell William, stonemason
Gardner Nathaniel, farmer
Hatton Lewis, gardener to E. Hopkinson, esq.
James – , miller & farmer
Petworth William, shopkeeper
Wood Robert, farmer

Letters through Cirencester, which is also the nearest money order office.

Insurance Agent, N. Gardner

Parish School, Mrs. Smith, mistress

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.


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