Bishops Frome Kellys Herefordshire Directory 1863

Bishop’s Frome is a large parish, 8 miles north-north-west from Ledbury, 12 north-east from Hereford, and 5 from Bromyard, in the Radlow hundred, Bromyard union and county court district, rural deanery of Frome, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; it includes five townships, Bishop’s Frome, Eggleton, Hailmond’s Frome, Leadon Walton, and Standford Regis. The church of St. Mary is a fine building, partly in the Norman style, with porch, and a square embattled tower containing clock and 6 bells; the interior has east and west aisles, one gallery, an organ, and a fine Norman arch; the eastern windows contain handsomely stained glass, giving nine pictorial illustrations of the birth and death of Our Saviour, the Crucifixion being in the centre; there are many ancient tombs and monuments; the chancel has been rebuilt within the last few years, and the whole church repaired and beautified. The register dates from 1564. The living is a vicarage, value £630 per annum, with residence; the Rev. William Parsons Hopton, M.A., of Trinity College, Oxford, is tho vicar; and the Rev. John Hopton, M.A., of Canon Frome, is the patron. There are several charities; and a National school for boys and girls, principally supported by the vicar; these schools are both in one building. The population in 1801, exclusive of Eggleton, was 1,014; the acreage is 3,926. Mr. James Mutlow and Mr. John Browne are the principal landowners.

Eggleton township is in Ledbury union and Radlow hundred, with 630 acres, and a population in 1861 of 164. The land belongs to E. Poole, Esq.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Farmer.

Browne John, esq. Hall court

Caddick Edward, esq. Leadon court

Hopton Rev. William Parsons, M.A., J.P. Vicarage

Mutlow Mrs. Ann, Paunton court

Abell Thomas, farmer, Upper Walton

Allcott James, farmer, Wood croft

Bayliss William, wheelwright

Brown Richard, farmer, Browntree

Brown Thomas, farmer, Birches

Bullock Michael, wheelwright

Chambers Wm. farmer, Lower house

Coldwell John, miller, Paunton mill

Cook Thomas, farmer, Cheyney court

Cooper James, stonemason

Dilworth Joseph, nailmaker

Dowding Francis, farmer, Frome court

Dutson William, Green Dragon

Edwards James, farmer, Dove fields

Gardiner James, farmer, Batchfield

Gittings Richard, tailor

Harding John, farmer, Walton

Higgins William, farmer, Instone

Hill James, farmer, White house

Hill James, grocer

Hodges Agnes (Mrs.), beer retailer

Holmes Richard, farmer, Hill

Imms John, farmer, Wellington

Jones Richard, farmer. Lower Walton

Loggen Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Vine tree

Morris Samuel, farmer

Mutlow James, farmer, Paunton

Probert William, Wheatsheaf

Pudge William, butcher

Pulling Joseph, carpenter

Sandford Thomas, tailor

Shepherd William, shopkeeper

Smith William, miller, Court mill

Taylor Nathaniel, farmer, Millfleld

Vale Robert, farmer, Furrows

Vale Wm. farmer, Hallmond’s Frome

Watkins John, smith

Wilkins Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Letters through Bromyard are delivered at 9.15 a.m.; dispatched at 3.35 p.m. Bromyard Is the nearest money order office.

National School, Thomas Farmer, master; Miss Elizabeth Farmer, mistress

Carrier to Worcester.— Samuel Morris, Wednesday & Saturday

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.

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