Painswick 1791

Painswick is a small town, but an extensive and populous parish, in which the clothing-business is carried on to a very great extent.  The church is a large Gothic building, consisting of a nave, with two aisles, three galleries, and three chancels, with a handsome altar-piece, erected in 1743.
There is a quarry of a very fine free-stone in the neighbourhood of Painswick, and it has a nominal market on Tuesday, and two annual fairs, viz. Tuesday in Whitsun-week, and the 19th of September. – This place is distant from Gloucester six miles, Stroud three, Cheltenham ten, London ninety-four.
Post in and out every day. – The Gloucester and Bath coach passes through three times a week. – Several carriers pass daily. – Principal inn is the Falcon.
The following are the principal inhabitants:


Carruthers Mrs. Grace
Davis William, Gent. Wellclose
Duroure Ho. Colonel
Howell John, Esq. Prinknash-park
Hyett Benjamin, Esq. (F.)
Newland Mrs. –
Townsend Theyer, Esq. (F.)
Webb Nicholas, Esq. (F.)
Webb Samuel, Esq. (F.)
Week Mrs. Anne
Week Mrs. Elizabeth
Week Mrs. Mary


Metcalf Rev. William, Brimpfield
Moseley Rev. John, (F.) Vicar
Winter Cornelius, Dissenting Minister


Jenner John, Surgeon and Apothecary
Poulton Richard, (F.) Apothecary


Burgh and Bryant, Attorneys

Traders, &c.

Adey Daniel, Yeoman
Bishop Joseph, (F.) Maltster
Bishop John, (F.) Yeoman
Bridges Michael, (F.) Baker
Bryan John, (F.) Mason
Cooke Thomas, Mealman
Cother William, Yeoman
Cox Elizabeth, Clothier
Cutts Edward, (F.) Mealman & Maltster
Davies Joseph, Shopkeeper
Dowell John, Yeoman
Driver Nathan, Clothier
Frankis Thomas, (F.) Yeoman
Gainey Daniel, Yeoman
Gardner John, (F.) Clothier
Gardner Edward, Clothier
Hewett Richard, (F.) Yeoman
Hewett John, Yeoman
Hinton William, Shopkeeper
Hogg William and Samuel, Butchers
Holder John, Butcher
Holder Jacob, Postmaster and Innkeeper (Falcon)
Holder William, Shopkeeper
Horlick Charles, Clothier
Horlick John, Clothier
Horsley John, (F.) Butcher
Horsley William, Butcher
James Edward, Mealman and Maltster
King William, Clothier
Knight William, Clothier
Loveday John, Yeoman
Loveday Thomas, (F.) Shopkeeper
Loveday William, (F.) Maltster
Merrell Daniel, Baker
Parker Edward, (F.) Clothier
Parrat and Son, Bakers
Pegler Leonard, Innholder
Smith Thomas, (F.) Yeoman
Stanley James, Clothier
Walker, John, (F.) Clothier
Walker Thomas, Clothier

Source: Universal British Directory 1791

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