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Badgeworth is a parish and village, 125 miles (by rail) west-north-west from London, and 4 south-west from Cheltenham railway station, in the upper division of the hundred of Dudstone and King’s Barton, Cheltenham union and county court district, rural deanery of Winchcomb, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church of the Holy Trinity is a stone building in the Decorated style, with handsome square embattled tower, chancel, aisle, chapel (which is dedicated to St. Margaret, and contains an inscription to the memory of William Lawrence, dated 1682), 6 bells, and several imposing mural tablets. The register bears date 1327. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Great Shurdington, joint annual value £295, in the patronage of Joseph Ellis Viner, Esq.; the Principal and Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford, are the impropriators; the Rev. Alfred William Ellis Viner, B. A., of University College, Oxford, is the vicar. There are several charitable donations for apprenticing poor boys and distributions for the poor. At Cold Pool there is a spring of mineral water. A National school for boys and girls was erected in 1840. The population in 1861 was 1,048; the acreage is 3,579. The soil is clayey. 

Bentham, Little Shurdington and Little Whitcomb are hamlets.

Parish Clerk, William Crook.

Badgeworth.

Bubb Anthony, esq. Whitcomb court

Viner Rev. Alfred Win. Ellis, B.A. [vicar]

Viner Joseph Ellis, esq. J.P. Badgeworth house

Commercial.

Baker William, farmer, Redings

Chandler Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer

Chandler Joseph, farmer, Dryhill farm

Davis Joseph, farmer

Davis William, farmer

Edwards John, Talbot inn, Whitcomb

Fowler William, farmer, Hunt court

Hawkes William, shopkeeper

Kilby Joseph, farmer

Kilmister John, farmer

Oakey Charles, farmer

Oakey William, farmer

Polton James, farmer, Redings farm

Prockter John, farmer

Remes Thomas, carpenter

Roberts Daniel, farmer, Brook farm

Scrivens Henry, farmer

Stait William, farmer

Stait William, jun. collector of taxes

Theyer Isaac, farmer, Crippet’s farm

Theyer John, farmer, Crickley

Toms Isaac, farmer

Waine Thomas, farmer

Bentham.

Bubb Miss

Coopey Jaspar William, esq

Coates George, baker

Coopey Benjamin, farmer

Sadler Joseph, farmer

Little Shurdington.

Arkell Charles, farmer

Sadler John, farmer

Theyer Henry, farmer

Little Whitcomb.

Arkell Thomas, horse dealer

Collingbourne John, stonemason

Hurn Phoebe (Mrs.), beer retailer

Jones William, farmer

Long Henry, farmer

Wiggall Isaac, shopkeeper

Letters are delivered through Cheltenham by a foot messenger. The nearest money order office is at Cheltenham.

National School, James Berry, master.

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.