Alston is a hamlet belonging to the parish of Overbury, in Worcestershire, from which it is distant 4½ miles south-east, and 5 south-west from Winchcomb, in the upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, and Winchcomb union and county court district. There is a chapel of ease to Overburv. The population in 1861 was 96. Alston was formerly in Worcestershire; but under the Act of 7 & 8 Victoria, cap. 61, was transferred to Gloucestershire. Samuel Gist, Esq., is the chief landowner.
Cotterell Joseph, farmer
Hyatt William, farmer
Peart Wm. shopkeeper & beer retailer
Potter William, farmer
Roberts Edmund & Henry, farmers
Letters received through Winchcomb, which is also the nearest money order office.
Registrar of Births & Deaths, Daniel Edington, Cleeve
Carrier. — Peart, to Cheltenham, thursday & Saturday; to Tewkesbury, Wednesday
Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.