Ribbesford Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Ribbesford is a very extensive Parish, occupying nearly the whole distance between Bewdley and Stourport. There is no village, and but few farms. The population in 1851 was 311.

Ribbesford Hall, situate near the church, is a delightful mansion, overlooking the river Severn. It was formerly the residence of Lord Herbert, grandson of the celebrated Lord Herbert, of Cherbury; it is now the seat of W. E. Essington, Esq. A weekly market, and a fair on St. Margaret’s day, were granted to this place by Edward I., but they have long since been discontinued.

The Church, dedicated to St. Leonard, is a small, ancient structure, in a retired situation, surrounded by woods. In the churchyard are several gravestones of great antiquity, and in very good preservation. The porch is a very fine specimen of antique stone-work, bearing date 1633. Rev. John Walcott, Rector; Mr. Joseph Stoke, Clerk. Service 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

DIRECTORY

Essington William Essington, Esq., Magistrate, Ribbesford Hall

Bishton William, farmer, Horsehill

Clarke John, farmer, Dimmis Farm

Jones William, farmer, Liveridge

Knowles, Edward, farmer, Park End

Lawley William, Lane’s Farm

Leek William, farmer, Porter’s Farm

Rowley Benjamin, farmer, Brook Side

Wadley Henry, farmer, Coney Green

Wood John, farmer, Park Farm

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

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