Adlestrop Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Adlestrop is a parish and small village, and railway station on the West Midland line, 3 miles east from Stow-on-the-Wold, 5 south from Moreton-in-Marsh, 5 west from Chipping Norton, and 80 from London, in Upper Slaughter hundred, Stow-on-the-Wold union and county court district, rural deanery of Stow, Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric; it is situated near the small river Evenlode. The church of St. Mary Magdalene is an ancient building, partly in the Norman style, and consists of tower, nave and chancel, and has several monuments to the Leigh family. The living, with Broadwell annexed, is a rectory, united value £715 yearly, with residence, in the gift of Lord Leigh; the Hon. and Rev. Henry Pitt Cholmondeley, M.A., of All Souls’ College, Oxford, is the incumbent. There is a day school for boys and girls, and a Sunday school; the former is supported by Lady Leigh, the latter by the rector. The population in 1861 was 184; the acreage is 1,250. The soil is a strong clay. Lord Leigh is lord of the manor and owner of the soil. Adlestrop House, the seat of E. C. Marriott, Esq., is a noble stone mansion in the Tudor style, situated in a well-wooded and picturesque park.

Parish Clerk, William Howse.

Cholmondeley Hon. & Rev. Henry Pitt, M.A. Rectory

Marriott Edmund Chase, esq. Adlestrop house

Beecham Francis, farmer, Rectory farm

Clark George, railway station master

Freeman Anne (Mrs.), farmer

Lane Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Nash Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Stow Richard, farmer, Adlestrop hill

Willifer Robert, farmer

Letters are received through Chipping Norton. The nearest money order office is at Stow-on-the-Wold

Day School, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, 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.

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