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Welford is a township, village and parish 6 miles from Honeybourne station on the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton line of railway, 4 from Stratford-on-Avon, 9 from Campden, 10 from Evesham and 30 from Gloucester, in the upper division of the Hundred of Deerhurst and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, and Stratford-on-Avon Union.  The church is a stone building, having a tower, aisles, chancel and 6 bells.  The living is a rectory of the value of £450 per year, in the gift of Earl Amherst; the Rev. Charles Davenport is the present incumbent.  The acreage contained in the parish is 1,705 acres, and the rateable value £3,110.  Earl Amherst is lord of the manor.  The population, in 1851, was 659.
Rumer Hall is a farm.  The population of Welford tithing is 605, and of Bickmarsh and Little Dorsington hamlet 54.

Davenport Rev. Charles, Rectory

Barratt Thomas, painter & glazier
Baylies John Holtam, farmer
Berwick James, farmer
Gunn Samuel, miller & farmer
Hands Thomas, tailor
Harris George, shopkeeper
Harris John, beer retailer
Harris Joseph, shoemaker & shopkeeper
Haydon Richard, shoemaker
Hemmings Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Hopkins Henry, shoemaker
Hornby John, jun. butcher & farmer
Hornby John, sen. carpenter & farmer
Hornby William, carpenter
Hunt Thomas, carpenter
Hunt William, carpenter
Lloyd Richard, beer retailer
Matthews Thomas, ‘Bell’
Mills Lucy (Mrs.), ‘Four Alls’
Simmonds Joseph, carpenter
Slatter Henry, farmer, Welford pasture
Stanley John, wheelwright & farmer
Strong William, shopkeeper
Tabberer James, ‘Boat’
Taylor Levi, shoemaker
Tims John, bricklayer
Tomes Robert, farmer
Tysoe John, farmer, Rumer hall
Warmington Henry, butcher
Wright George, tailor

Post Office. – George Harris, receiver.  Letters are delivered at 11 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m.  The nearest money order office is at Stratford.

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.