Great Barrington Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Great Barrington is a parish and village on the eastern border of the county, 3½ miles north-west from Burford, 7 west from Shipton station, and 6 east from Northleach, in Upper Slaughter hundred, Stow-on-the-Wold union and county court district, East Gloucestershire, rural deanery of Stow, Gloucester archdeaconry, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. It is situated on the river Windrush, which divides it from Little Barrington. The church of St. Bartholomew is a stone building in the Early English style; it has tower, nave, aisle, chancel, and some monuments to the Rice family. The living is a vicarage, value £220 yearly, in the gift of Lord Dynevor; the Rev. Thomas Lewis, M.A., is the incumbent. There is a good school for boys and girls, supported by Lord Dynevor. The seat of Lord Dynevor is situated here, in a spacious park. The population in 1861 was 496; the acreage is 2,983; rateable value, £3,302. The soil is loamy. Lord Dynevor is lord of the manor and chief landowner. Part of Great Barrington formed part of Berkshire until October, 1844, when, under the Act of 7 & 8 Vict., c. 61, it became for all purposes part of Gloucestershire.

Parish Clerk, James Field.

Bode Rev. George Coling, M. A. [curate]

Dynevor Lord, Barrington park

Rice Hon. Misses, Barrington park


Cook Thomas, blacksmith

Dunford Edmund, baker & grocer

Dunford Frances (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Garne Thomas, farmer

Griffen Ann (Mrs.), miller & baker

Jackson Thomas, New inn

Messer Thomas, farmer

Organs William, shoemaker

Porter Humphrey, farmer & miller, Barrington farm

Smith William, farmer

Tovey John, farmer, Barrington downs

Townsend Thos. wheelwright & shopkpr

Waine Richard (Mrs.), farmer

Wakefield Thomas, farmer

Woods Robt. steward to Lord Dynevor

Post Office. — Mrs. Frances Dunford, postmistress. Letters through the Burford office arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 5.45 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Burford

Lord Dynevor’s School, Alfred Baylis, master; Mrs. Ann Clarke, 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.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.