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English: Ashperton Church. Ashperton church is...
English: Ashperton Church. Ashperton church is dedicated to St Bartholomew. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ashperton, 6 miles north-west from Ledbury, on the Hereford and Worcester railway, is a parish, in Radlow hundred, Ledbury union, rural deanery of South Frome, and Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric. The church of St. Bartholomew Is an old building of stone, having a porch and square castellated tower containing 4 bells. The date of the earliest register is 1537. The living Is a chapelry annexed to the vicarage of Stretton Grandison; joint annual value £600, in the gilt of the Rev. John Hopton, M.A., of Canon Frome Court, and held by the Rev. John Buckle, M.A., St. Mary’s Hall, Oxon. There is a National mixed school for 80 children. The population in 1861 was 534; acreage 1,715. The Rev. John Hopton, M.A. is chief landowner. It is in Ledbury county court district. 

English: St Bartholomew, Ashperton The chancel...
English: St Bartholomew, Ashperton The chancel of this quite charming and well loved church. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Parish Clerk, John Chamberlain.

Asbperton.

Buckle Rev. John, M.A. Parsonage

Gregg Sidney, esq

Able John, farmer. Vicarage farm

Burgwin George, beer retlr. & shopkpr

Cale Jeremiah, coal, timber & cider merchant, & farmer

Cale William, spade tree maker

Chamberlain John, shopkpr & parish clk

Dutson Joseph, wheelwright

Dutson Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Verzons

Dutson William, carpenter

Fenn Thomas, tailor, Woodsend

Fincher Thomas, shopkeeper

Howell Edward, butcher

Howells Caroline (Miss), shopkeeper

Humphreys William, smith

Johnson Joseph, carpenter

Lane Robert, farmer, Tuston’s farm

Palmer John, farmer, Woodsend

Philpotts Thomas, farmer, Hausnet

Pitt Stephen, farmer, Wassington

Pudge James, farmer, Moorend

Simmonds Edward, shoemaker

Taylor Thomas, farmer, Roaks

Taylor Thomas, wheelwright

Treherne Henry, farmer, Lower town

Woodyatt Rebecca (Mrs.), farmer, Lower town

National Mixed School, Charles Humphrey, master; Miss Elizabeth Bevan, mistress.

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.