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Badgeworth is a parish and village, in the Upper Division of the Hundred of Dudstone and King’s Barton, in Cheltenham Union, 4 miles south-west-by-west from Cheltenham.  The living is a vicarage, annexed to Great Shurdington, in the archdeaconry of Gloucester, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, valued at £295 yearly, 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., is the vicar.  The church of the Holy Trinity is a stone building, in the decorated style, with handsome square embattled tower, chancel, aisle, 6 bells, and several imposing mural tablets.  Some wondrous tales are related in this parish of St. Margaret.  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 Greenway is the residence of William Edwards Lawrence, Esq., magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of the county.  The population, in 1851, was 874; acreage, 3,579.  The soil is clayey.

Bentham is a hamlet, as are Little Shurdington and Little Whitcomb or Witcomb.  Whitcomb Court, Dryhill, Crickley, Redings, Hunt Court, Manor Farm, and Crippets are other places.

Badgeworth

Gentry

Bubb Anthony, esq. Whitcomb court

Lawrence William Edwards, esq. [deputy-lieutenant & J.P.], the Greenway

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

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

Traders

Baker William, farmer, Redings

Bullock James, parish clerk

Chandler George, farmer

Chandler John, farmer, Witcomb

Chandler Joseph, farmer, Dryhill farm

Davis William, cattle dealer & farmer

Fowler William, farmer, Hunt court

Gregory John, farmer & carpntr. Crickley

Haines Thomas, farmer, Reddings farm

Hawkes William, shopkeeper

Johnson Thomas, farmer

Kilmister John, farmer

Kilmister William, farmer

Oakey John, farmer

Oakey William, cattle dealer & farmer

Palmer Joseph, master of National school

Prockter John, farmer

Reeves John, farmer

Remes Thomas, carpenter & cooper

Scrivens Henry, farmer, Manor farm

Scrivens John, farmer, Cold Pool farm

Stait William, farmer

Stait William, jun., collector of taxes

Theyer Isaac, farmer, Crippet’s farm

Theyer John, farmer, Crickley

Bentham

Gentry

Bubb Miss

Coopey Mrs.

Traders

Coates S. baker

Coopey B. farmer

Sadler Joseph, yeoman

White W. shopkeeper

Little Shurdington

Traders

Arkell Charles, farmer

Sadler John, farmer

Theyer Henry, farmer

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

Little Witcomb

Traders

Arkell – , horsedealer

Collingbourne John, stonemason

Hurn Phoebe, innkeeper

Jones W., yeoman

Long John, farmer

Smart – , shoemaker

Smith – , farmer

Tanner Mrs. Talbot inn

Walters – , farmer

Wiggall Isaac, shopkeeper & post office

National School, Joseph Palmer, master

Source: 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.