Ashton-under-Hill Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Ashton-under-Hill is a village and parish, 7½ miles north-east from Tewkesbury, and 6 south-west from Evesham station, partly in Upper Tewkesbury and partly in Tibbaldstone hundreds, Evesham union and county court district, East Gloucestershire, rural deanery of Campden, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, situated on the river Carrant, which rises in the parish. The church of St. Barbara consists of a nave, small north aisle, porch, chancel, and square tower with 5 bells; in the Interior are several mural tablets to the Baldwyn family. The register dates from 1586. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the vicarage of Beckford, joint annual value £400, in the gift of and held by the Venerable John Timbrill, D.D., archdeacon of Gloucester, and rector of Dursley, who was instituted in 1797. Near the church is an ancient stone cress with sun-dial. Here are a Sunday school and National school, partly endowed with £200 and partly supported by subscription. The chief landowners are Mr. William Henry Baldwyn, Mrs. S. Baldwyn, and Mr. Herbert New. The population in 1861 was 411; the area is 1,632a. 16p.; rateable value, £2,385 2s. 7d. A branch rail road from Ashchurch to Evesham runs through the parish.

Parish Clerk, Benjamin Cotton.

Baldwyn Mrs

Baldwyn Mr. Thomas

Baldwyn William, esq

Heeks Mr. Jonathan

Lambert Rev. Richard Joseph F. B. A [curate]


Abell Hannah (Mrs.), farmer

Baldwyn Ann (Mrs.), farmer

Baldwyn William, landowner & farmer

Carter John, blacksmith

Clements John, tailor & shopkeeper

Drinkwater David, farmer

Dunn Thomas, baker

Heekes John, farmer

Heeks Thomas, beer retailer

Miles Joseph, wheelwright

New Joseph, farmer

Panting John, farmer

Smith Joseph, beer retailer

Workman Edmund, shopkpr. & butcher

Letters received through Tewkesbury, which is the nearest money order office; letter box cleared at 3.15 p.m.

Registrar of Births Deaths & Relieving Officer, Thomas Marshall, Evesham.

National School, Miss Elizabeth Shepherd, mistress

Carrier. – Taylor, to Evesham, mon.; to Cheltenham, sat.

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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