Naunton Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856
Naunton, or Naunton-in-the-Vale is a township, parish and long straggling village, pleasantly situated in a valley on the high road between Cheltenham and Stow-on-the-Wold 12 miles north-north-east from Cheltenham, and 5 south-west from Stow-on-the-Wold, and is watered by the small river Windrush, in Upper Slaughter Hundred, Stow-on-the-Wold Union, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. The church is a neat stone building, covered with ivy, with well-proportioned tower containing 3 bells, in the early English and Norman styles. The living is worth £500 yearly, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of the diocese; the Rev. John Hurd, M.A., is the incumbent, and the Rev. Edmund H. Haskins, M.A., is the curate. There is a newly erected spacious and well-built Baptist chapel, also a village school for boys and girls. The population, in 1851, was 568, and the acreage is 3,210. The soil is oolite and marlstone. The manorial rights are divided.
Round Hill, Summer Hill, Harford, and Aylworth, are farms.
Haskins Rev. Edmund H. M.A. (curate)
Hurd Rev. John, M.A. (rector)
Buller Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Bullock John, farmer, Round hill farm
Burge Edward & James, saddlers
Charles Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Summerhill farm
Charles Sarah (Mrs.), farmer, Harford farm
Comely Robert, farmer, Naunton downs
Cook Lawrence, farmer, Aylworth farm
Draper William, farmer
Fletcher George, carpenter
Fletcher Philip, carpenter
Gardiner George, wheelwright
Gillett John, farmer
Gorton William, baker
Hall Joseph, carpenter
Hanks William, farmer
Hyatt John, farmer
Jacques Stephen, carrier
Lodge Edmund, farmer
Mason Nathaniel, shoemaker & beer retailer
Meadows Henry, blacksmith
Newman William, ‘Naunton’
Phillips John, blacksmith
Restall Joseph, weaver & linendraper
Restall Michael, weaver & parish clerk
Smith Elizabeth, grocer
Thackwell Frederick, brick & tile mak
White Henry, grocer & draper
Wood Edward Thomas, miller & baker, Naunton mill
Letters through Winchcomb. Stow-on-the-Wold is the nearest money order office.
Carrier to Cheltenham. – Stephen Jacques, Tuesdays & Saturdays, & returns the same days.
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.