Aldsworth is a township, parish and small village, 4 miles south-east from Northleach, 10 ½ north-north-east from Cirencester station, and 6 ½ west from Burford, in Brightwell Barrow Hundred, Northleach Union, Bristol archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. The church of St. Mary is a small stone building in various styles of architecture, has spire, tower, nave, aisle, and chancel, with 3 bells. The living a perpetual curacy, worth £66 yearly, in the gift of Christ Church, Oxford; the Rev. John George Bellingham, M.A., is the incumbent, and the Rev. Edward Reed Davis, M.A., is the curate. There is a mixed school, supported by Lord Sherborne. The population, in 1851, was 379, and the acreage is 3,460; rateable value, £2,754. The soil is stone brash. Lord Sherborne is lord of the manor, and, with Christ Church, Oxford, chief landowner.
Ladbarrow, Cocklebarrow, Saddlers, and Green Farm, are places here.
Craddock Mrs. Elizabeth
Davies Rev. Edwd. Reed, M.A. (Curate)
Waine Mr. John
Barton Thomas, shoemaker
Collett Elizabeth (Mrs.), blacksmith
Field John, wheelwright, carpenter & postmaster
Garne William, farmer
Harris James, wheelwright & carpenter
Hathaway John, shopkeeper
Houlton Thomas, farmer, Ladbarrow farm
Howes John & William, carriers
Lane William Jenner, farmer, Cocklebarrow farm
Parrott William, parish clerk
Smith John Bryan, farmer, Saddlers farm
Stone Edward, shoemaker
Tayler John Walker, brewer, maltster & spirit merchant
Waine Giles, farmer, Green farm
Waine Jane (Mrs.), baker, grocer & beer retailer
Post Office. – John Field, receive. Letters through Northleach, arrive at 10 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Northleach.
Parochial School, Miss Sarah Slagg, mistress
Carriers – John & William Howes, to Cirencester, Monday & Wednesday, returning the same clay.
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.