Aston Somerville is a parish in Evesham union, containing by the census of 1861, 105, and in 1871, 151 inhabitants, and 993 acres; in the deanery of Campden, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, East Gloucestershire ; 4 miles south-west from Broadway, 5 south from Evesham Station, 24 from Gloucester, and 93 north-west from London. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. George Head. M.A., is valued at £370 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of John Whitehead, Esq., who is also lord of the manor and chief landowner. The church, supposed to be dedicated to St. Lawrence, consists of chancel, nave, and tower, with two bells. There is a school for children of both sexes, supported by John Whitehead, Esq.
Clergy and Gentry
Head Rev. George, M.A. I The Rectory
Whitehead John, Esq., Somerville Aston house
Trades and Professions
Harris John, nailmaker and bellhanger
Lax Robert, farmer, Lower farm
Munden Robert, village schoolmaster
Stephens James, blacksmith
Whitehead and Austin, farmers, Upper farm
Whitehead John, yeoman, Somerville Aston house
Letters through Broadway, which is also the nearest money order office. Letter box cleared at 5 p.m. on week-days only.
Village School – Robert Munden, master
Source: Morris & Co.’s Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.