Aldsworth is a parish in Northleach union, containing, by the census of 1861, 430, and in 1871, 395 inhabitants, and 3207 acres; in the deanery of Fairford, archdeaconry of Bristol, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Brightwells Barrow, East Gloucestershire; 4 miles south-east from Northleach, 6 west from Burford (Oxfordshire), and 11 north-east from Cirencester. The living is a vicarage, valued at £130 per annum, in the incumbency of the Rev. Edward Sewell, M.A., and the patronage of Christ Church, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, consists of nave, chancel, and aisle, with tower surmounted by a spire, and three bells. There is a school for children of both sexes. Lord Sherborne is lord of the manor, and he and Christ Church, Oxford, are the principal owners. The rateable value of this parish is £3248.
Trades and Professions
Collett Charles, blacksmith
Damont Miss Sarah, Parochial schoolmistress
Field John, wheelwright and carpenter
Garne Robert. Farmer
Houlton John, farmer
Houlton Thomas, farmer, Ladbarrow farm
Howes John, carrier
Lane William Jenner, farmer, Cocklebarrow farm
Parrott William, parish clerk
Stone Edward, shoemaker
Taylor John Walker, brewer, maltster, and wine and spirit merchant
Waine Mrs. Jane, baker and grocer
Young Joseph, “Sherborne Arms”
Letters are received though Northleach, which is the nearest money order office.
Parochial School – Miss S. Damont, mistress
Carrier – John Howes, to Cirencester, Monday and Friday
Source: Morris & Co.’s Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.