Bishampton Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840

Bishampton is a parish and Village 4 miles N.N.E. of Pershore, and 7 N.N.W. of Evesham. The parish contains near 2,000 acres, exempt from Tithe; the population is 440. In 1832, two skeletons (females) and two daggers were found here. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of the Bishop of Worcester, and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Southall, B.A.; the church is at the N. end of the village, of Gothic architecture, erected in the twelfth century; the S. W. side of the tower, presents an ancient, yet beautiful appearance; the church will seat 240; service once each Sunday, morning and afternoon alternately; and Moses Ford, is clerk. A short time ago, the Rev. H. Southall erected a small barrel organ in the singing gallery, at an expense of £40. A School was erected by Lord Harrowby, in 1840, at an expense of from £30. to £40., taught on Bell’s system, and chiefly supported by Lords Harrowby and Sandon.

Beck John, blacksmith

Brooke Philip B., boarding and day school master

Brookes W. wheelwright, &c.

Bullock William, school teacher

Curnock John, sen.

Curnock John, jun. farmer

Dorrell James, farmer

Davies Ann, dressmaker

Davies Joseph, blacksmith

Farley William, shoemaker

Firkins William, farmer

Fletcher John, farmer

Ford M. wheelwright and parish clerk

Ganderton J. tailor and draper

Green John, farmer

Hale W. shopkeeper and carrier

Hill Thomas, vict. Dolphin

Kings John, beerseller

Kings Thomas, farmer

Niblett B. wheelwright & builder

Nightingale W. R. farmer

Southall Rev. Henry, B.A. Vicarage House

Spiers R. farmer, Vicarage farm

Stephens Robert, baker

Tustin William, shoemaker

Wagstaff M. maltster & butcher

Willetts Benjamin, farmer

Williams J. builder and wheelwright

Woodward J. & F. farmers, Dean Lodge

Woodward Mrs. Mary


To Evesham, W. Hale, Mon. To Redditch, Tues. and to Worcester, Sat.

Source: Bentley’s history, guide, and alphabetical and classified directory, of the borough of Evesham of the market towns of Pershore, Shipston-upon-Stour, and Upton-upon-Severn, and the villages of Broadway and Great Malvern; and an history and alphabetical directory of seventy-eight parishes in the county south of the city of Worcester … forming vol. III of Bentley’s history, directory, and statistics of Worcestershire. Published 1840 by Printed for the proprietor, by Bull & Turner in Birmingham.

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