Ashton-under-Hill Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Ashton-under-Hill is a township, village, and parish 7 ½ miles north-east from Tewkesbury, and 6 south-west from Evesham station, partly in Upper Tewkesbury, and partly in Tibbaldstone Hundreds, Evesham Union, East Gloucestershire, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, situated on the river Carrant, which rises in this parish.  The church of St. Barbara consists of nave, small north aisle, porch, chancel, and square tower with 5 bells; in the interior are several mural tablets to the Baldwin family.  Ashton-under-Hill is a chapelry annexed to Beckford.  Here is a Sunday school, and a day school in summer, partly endowed with £200, and partly supported by subscription.  Near the church is an ancient stone cross with sun-dial.  The chief landowners are Thos. Wakeman, Esq., Mr. William Henry Baldwin, Mrs. S. Baldwin and Mr. Herbert New.  Population, in 1851, 396; acreage, 1,300

Traders

Abell William, farmer

Baldwin Mary (Mrs.), farmer

Carter Edward, blacksmith

Clements John, tailor

Cotton Benjamin, parish clerk

Drinkwater David, farmer

Dunn Thomas, baker

George Edmund, farmer

Goodall William, beer retailer

Heeks John, farmer

Heeks Jonathan, beer retailer

Heeks Thomas, beer retailer

Mansell William, wheelwright

Powell Matilda (Miss), ladies’ school

Rogers Thomas, carrier

Workman Edmund, shopkpr. & butcher

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

Registrar of Births & Death, & Relieving Officer, William Wadams, Evesham.

Parish Clerk, Benjamin Cotton

Carrier – Rogers, to Evesham, Monday; Tewkesbury, Wednesday, & Worcester, Saturday.

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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