Sandhurst Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Sandhurst is a township, parish, and straggling village, 3 miles north-east from Gloucester railway station, bounded on the west by the navigable river Severn, in the hundred of Dudstone and King’s Barton, Gloucester union, archdeaconry, rural deanery, and county court district, East Gloucestershire, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church of St. Lawrence (which in 1858 was restored and enlarged at a considerable outlay) is built in the Norman style, and consists of a nave, north aisle, chancel, porch, and a tower at the west end containing 6 bells. The living is a vicarage, valued at £310 yearly, with a good residence, in the patronage of the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol; the Rev. Edmund Percy Brett, B.A., is the incumbent. The population in 1861 was 549; the area is 2,227 acres; rateable value, £4,288. The soil is in some parts sandy, in others a deep clay (but on the banks of the Severn a red fertile loam is apparent), and is applied to pasture, arable, and meadow. Wallsworth Hall, the seat of Captain de Winton, is a handsomely built house, commanding a beautiful prospect over Twigworth, Hatherley, and the Cotswold hills, and is surrounded by a large estate. The lords of the manor are the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, and Captain de Winton, of Wallsworth Hall, who are also the chief landowners. Brickmaking is carried on here. There are charities of £25 yearly value connected with this parish. Many salmon are caught here in the season.

Brewern, Abloads Court, and Bengrove are farms.

Parish Clerk, George Daniell.

Brett Rev. Edmund Percy, B.A. Vicarage

Darley William, esq. The Grove

De Winton Capt. Wallsworth hall

Johnstone George, esq

Mansel Mrs. Rectory cottage

Washbourn Edward, esq. Abbotts lodge

Arkell Henry, butcher

Butler William & Co. naphtha distillery, Upper Parting works

Butt Henry, farmer, Abloads court

Butt Richard, farmer

Cresswell Thomas, farmer

Daniell George, farmer

Daniell John, carpenter & wheelwright

Daniell Joseph, carpenter & wheelwrght

Drinkwater Henry, farmer

Gardener Charles, farmer, Willington ct

Griffiths John, farmer

Gwynne Thomas, farmer, Musselend farm

Hobbs Henry, blacksmith

Johnstone George, farmer & surgeon

Kent William, farmer

Long John, farmer, Cofferies farm

Newman Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Newman Emanuel, White Horse inn, & farmer

Newman Henry, farmer

Organ Charles, farmer, Brewern farm

Organ Charles, shoemaker

Sessions Jesse, brickmaker

Voice Thomas, farmer, Hill farm

Post Office Letter Box.— Letters arrive from Gloucester at 8 a.m.; dispatched thereto at 6.15 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Gloucester

National School (boys & girls), Miss Marian Stokes, 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.