Bucknell Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Bucknell is a parish and village, eight miles from Craven Arms station, twelve from Ludlow, and thirty from Shrewsbury, in the Southern division of the county, Clun and Purslow hundred, Knighton union, and diocese of Hereford; it is situated on the Teme river. The church of St. Mary has lately undergone restoration, at a cost of £1, 600. The living is an endowed vicarage, yearly value £400, with residence and 242 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Grocers’ Company, London. There is a school for boys and girls, supported by Mr. Sitwell and the clergyman and voluntary contributions. There is a chapel for Primitive Methodists. The charities are of £21 2s. yearly value. Here is a fine old British camp, supposed by some to be the place of Caractacus’s last stand. William Willoughby H. Sitwell, Esq.. who is lord of the manor, and Lady Langdale, we the principal landowners. The soil is loamy; the subsoil is gravel. The population of the township of Bucknell in 1861 was 622; the area is 2,730 acres; gross estimated rental, £3, 242; rateable value, £2,860. In the parish are two townships, Bucknell and Bucton, the latter being in Herefordshire, and will be found in the Directory of that county.
Letters from Shrewsbury delivered at 7 a.m., dispatched at 8.35 p.m.

Matthews Mrs, Turkey hall
Ruthven The Hon. Mrs. Hore, Glengowrie
Sharpe Rev. Clement Charles, M.A., Rectory
Stedman Mr. Edward
Bailey Thomas, carpenter and builder
Beaumont John, farmer and cattle dealer
Carter Thomas, farmer and miller
Crowe Richard, shoe maker
Davies James, mason
Edwards Thomas, farmer
Gittins Henry, mason
Gittins Richard, shopkeeper
Jones Thomas, farmer, Woodside
Jordan William, wheelwright
Lello Edward, farmer, Mynd
Lewis William, farmer, Cwm
Lord John, farmer, New house
Luggar William, carpenter and shopkeeper
Morris Richard, gardener, Mynd
Powis Richard, tailor
Preece John, miller
Probert John, Sitwell Arms, and farmer
Probert John, butcher and farmer
Rodgers Samuel, boot and shoe maker
Rodgers Thomas, farmer
Sherwood Charles, beer retailer
Smith John and Martha, farmers
Stedman Richard, farmer and maltster, The Hall
Stedman William, farmer, The Farm
Stedman William, landowner and farmer, Bucknell house
Stephens Peter farmer
Williams William, shopkeeper
Winniatt Jones, timber dealer

Source: Edward Cassey & Co’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871

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