Allensmore, Herefordshire

Allensmore, Herefordshire Family History Guide

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Allensmore is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish: Hungerstone is 1½ miles south-west. Winnall, 2 miles south-by-west , and Cobhall, 1 west, are hamlets.

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1698

Nonconformists include:

  • Primitive Methodist - Primitive Methodist chapel at Cobhall Common
  • Wesleyan Methodist - Wesleyan chapel at Hungerstone

Parishes adjacent to Allensmore

  • Much Dewchurch
  • Haywood
  • Kingstone
  • Treville
  • Thruxton
  • Clehonger

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Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Allensmore, a parish in the hund. of Webtree, Herefordshire; 4 miles south-west of Hereford. Living, a discharged vicarage in the peculiar jurisdiction of the dean of Hereford. It is rated at £5 12s. 6d. Charities connected with this parish amount to about £20 annually. There is a day and Sunday school. Pop., in 1801, 383; in 1831, 592. Houses 133. Acres 1,930. A. P. £2,166. Poor rates, in 1837, £238.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Allensmore, 4 m. S.W. Hereford. P. 668.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Allensmore (St. Andrew), a parish, in the hundred of Webtree, union and county of Hereford, 4 miles (S.W.) from Hereford; containing 668 inhabitants. The parish is intersected by the road from Hereford to Monmouth, and consists of 1820 acres, the surface being generally level, with an ample proportion of timber. The living is a discharged vicarage, rated in the King’s books at £5. 12. 6., and endowed with £400 royal bounty; patron, the Dean of Hereford. The appropriate tithes have been commuted for two rentcharges, each of £125, one payable to the Dean, and the other to the Dean and Chapter of Hereford; the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £175, and a rent charge of £7. 6. is paid to impropriators. There are 30 acres of glebe. A school was established in 1824.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Allensmore, co. Hereford.

P. T. Hereford (135) 4 m. SW. Pop. 513.

A parish in the hundred of Webtree; living, a dis. vicarage, and peculiar of the Dean of Hereford; valued in K. B. 5l. 12s. 6d.; patrons, Dean and Chapter of Hereford.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Directories

Allensmore Kelly’s Directory of Herefordshire 1909 - Google Books

Allensmore Kellys Herefordshire and Shropshire Directory 1941

Allensmore is a parish intersected by the road from Hereford to Abergavenny, 4 miles (to the church) south-west from Hereford, 2½ north from Tram Inn station on the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford section of the Great Western railway, 14 west-north-west from Ross, in the Hereford division of the county, hundred of Webtree, county court district, rural district and petty sessional division of Hereford, rural deanery of Hereford South and archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford. The church of St. Andrew is an ancient building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells, renovated and the tenor recast in 1890 at the cost of Mrs. Pateshall: the church was restored in 1880, principally at the expense of the late E. Pateshall, esq. of Allensmore Court, and the Rev. James E. Grasett; the work included the reconstruction of part of the nave roof, the re-flooring of the church, the opening of the former ceiled roof and the removal of the gallery; a new font was also introduced; the east window is a memorial to Mrs. Grasett (d. 1875), wife of the Rev. James E. Grasett (vicar 1867-1914), and there is a window to Mrs. Bent: in 1923 an oak chancel screen was erected by Miss Grasett in memory of her father: in 1934 the church was reseated, at the cost of Mrs. H. E. P. Pateshall, the churchyard was enlarged in 1908, the land being given by Mrs. Pateshall. The register dates from the year 1698. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £330, with residence, in the gift of the Crown, and held since 1930 by the Rev. Charles Gough Littlehales M.A. of Exeter College, Oxford. There is a Methodist chapel at Hungerstone and another at Cobhall Common. The charities are of about £10 annual value. Allensmore Court, the seat of Col. Henry E. P. Pateshall D.S.O., D.L.. J. P. who is lord of the manor and principal landowner, is a fine and ancient mansion of brick, beautifully situated in a thickly-wooded park of about 100 acres, with an ornamental lake of 5 acres. The soil is gravel and the subsoil marl. The chief crops are wheat, barley, clover and turnips. The area is 2, 024 acres of land and inland water; population in 1931 was 459.

Hungerstone is 1½ miles south-west. Winnall, 2 miles south-by-west, and Cobhall, 1 west, are hamlets.

Post, M. O. & T. office. Letters from Hereford.

Omnibuses pass through to Hereford & Abergavenny daily & Ewyas Harold, wed & sat.

Marked thus + letters should be addressed Clehonger, Hereford.

PRIVATE RESIDENTS.

(For TN see general list of Private Residents at end of book.)

Littlehales Rev. Charles Gough M.A. (vicar), Vicarage

Pateshall Col. Henry Evan Pateshall D.S.O., D.L. J.P. Allensmore court

COMMERCIAL.

Marked thus * farm 150 acres or over.

Barrell Ernest, farmer, Winnall Com

Bishop Gertrude (Mrs.), shopkpr

Davies Geo. Thos. shopkpr

Eckley Albt. smallholder

Edwards Wm. Geo. farmer. Village fm

Farr Tom Paxton, farmer, Cobhall ct

Gerrard Wm. fruit grower, Hazelbank

Griffiths Stansfield, farmer, Upper Mawfield

Harris Jas. E. farmer, Tithing Barn farm

Harris Mrs. farmer, Little Cobhall

Harris Stanley, smallhldr, Woodstreet

Harris Wm. smallholder, Moss Green

James Thos. blacksmith

Johnson Wm. smallholder, Merepool

Knipe Chas. Fras. farmer, Hungerstone farm. Wormbridge 215

Lawrence Geo. Alfd. & Alice & Ida (Misses), farmers, Winnall

Lawrence Alfd. Wm. smallholder, Moorfield

Lawrence Herbt. Edwd. farmer, Winnall court

Leake Jn. decrtr. Cobhall common

Lewis Reuben William, farmer, Traphouse farm

Lewis Wm. smallholder, Red ho

Lloyd D. E. (Mrs.), farmer, Cobhall manor. Belmont 236

Lock’s Garage, cars for hire: motor, cycle & agricultural engineers, welders & wireless dealers; leading agencies, Raleigh, Sunbeam, B.S.A., Royal Enfield &c. Wormbridge 206

Lock Claude Brewer, grocer & tobacconist

*Lock Fredk. Wm. Arth. farmer, Home farm

Morris Wm. smallholder, Orles

Moses Jas. confctnr. & post office. Belmont 012

Oakeshott L. (Mrs.), farmer, Winnall Common

Ockey Wltr. Ernest, farmer, Winnall hall

*Owens Gwyn David, farmer, Green farmer. Belmont 251

Pearce Fredk. Jn. farmer, Courtlands

Powell Eric, farmer, Lower Mawfield farm

Skyrme Joseph Hy. frmr. Gethenfield

Three Horseshoes Inn (People’s Refreshment House Association Ltd.). Wormbridge 6

Turpin Edith (Mrs.), butcher. Wormbridge 208

Watkins Ernest, farmer, Meer court

Weaver Jas. smallholder, Pinnock pl

Yapp Alfd. Smallholder, Court Plocks

Source: Kelly’s Directory of Herefordshire & Shropshire 1941, published by Kelly’s Directories Ltd 1941. Reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers Kelly’s Directories Ltd and Reed Business Information

Allensmore Kellys Herefordshire Directory 1863

Allensmore, consisting of the townships of Allensmore. and Hungerstone, is a populous parish, containing 612 inhabitants in 1861, distant 4 miles south-west from Hereford, 1 mile and a half north-west from Tram Inn railway station on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford line, 13 miles west-north-west from Ross, and 148¼ from London, in Webtree hundred, Hereford county court district, union, archdeaconry, deanery and bishopric; it is situated on the turnpike road leading from Hereford to Abergavenny and Ross, which intersects the parish. The church of St. Andrew is an old stone building in the Gothic style, having a nave, aisle, chancel, porch, and square tower, containing 6 bells; the register dates from 1771.

The living is a discharged vicarage, with residence and 2 acres of glebe land, the latter of which were granted by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners; the Bishop of Hereford Is the patron, and the Rev. Francis Baker, B.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford, is the incumbent. Here are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a Charity school for boys and girls, supported by Mrs. Burnam Pateshall, of Allensmore Court, which residence is most pleasantly situated here. The population in 1861 was 612; the area is 1,000 acres; the rateable value of this parish Is £2,735 6s. 6d. The soil Is gravel, and the subsoil marl. Ryan Pateshall, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner; the chief crops are wheat, barley, clover, and turnips.

Hungerstone township is distant 1 mile south-west from the village of Allensmore.

Winnall and Cobhall are small villages.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Cook.

Allensmore.

Baker Rev. Francis, B.A. Vicarage

Berrow Misses, Webtree cottage

Brown Rev. Reuben, Winnall

Duncomb Rev. William, D.V Mawfield

Flock Mr. Edward

Pateshall Mrs. Burnam, Allensmore court

Watkins Mr. William Winnall

Commercial.

Baynham Robert, farmer, Wood street

Beavan George, farmer, Winnall common

Beavan Thomas, farmer, Mawfield

Berrow Mrs. farmer, Smallbrook

Blashill Robert, farmer, Mawfield

Brisland James, jun. tailor & beer retlr

Brisland James, sen. Pelican

Carpenter Edward, farmer, Cobhall

Connop William, farmer, New buildings

Cooper William, shoemaker, Winnall com

Davis Samuel, farmer, Church house

Davis Wm. farmer, Whitehouse Winnall

Evesham George, farmer, Firs

Flock William, farmer, Gethenfleld

Griffiths John, farmer, Winnall

Harper Edward, Cherry Tree

Harris John, cattle dealer

Hodges John, farmer, Winnall

Jenkins Thomis, blacksmith

Johnson John, blacksmith & wheelwright

Jones James, farmer, Cobhall common

Jones James, tailor, Cobhall common

Lambert John, shoemaker, Cobhall com

Lawrence Jas. shoemaker, Winnall com

Lawrence William, farmer, Cobhall com

Mackling Jas. shoemaker, Cobhall com

Mattey James, blacksmith, Cobhall com

Merrick William, farmer, Meerpool

Neat Ann( Mrs.), shopkecpr. Cobhall com

Parry Charles, farmer, Yew Tree cottage

Pickering George, haulier, Wallbrook

Powell George, farmer, Winnall common

Powell Thomas farmer, Winnall common

Preece Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Traphouse

Preece Richard, cooper, Hangman’s grn

Price Edwrad, cider retailer, Winnall common

Price William, fann bailiff

Sayce William, maltster, Cobhall common

Thomas George, shopkeepr, Winnall com

Watkins William, farmer, Winnall

Wilcox Francis, blacksmith, Goosepool

Wilde Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Winnall

Williams Ann (Miss), maltster, Cobhall common

Hungerstone.

Lawrence James, shoemaker

Lawrence John, farmer

Wilde Peter, farmer

Post Office. — John Boulter, receiver. Letters arrive from Hereford at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Hereford.

Assistant Overseer. William Powell

Charity School (boys & girls), Mrs. Eliza Brisland, mistress

Carrier (passing through). - Powell, from Abbeydore to Hereford, Wednesday & Saturday, returning same days.

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.

Allensmore Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Allensmore is a populous parish, containing, in 1851, 670 inhabitants, distant 4 miles south-west from Hereford, 1½ north-west from Tram Inn railway station, on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford line, 13 west-north-west from Ross, and 148¼ from London. This parish is in the Webtree Hundred, Hereford Union, archdeaconry, deanery, and bishopric; situated on the turnpike road leading from Hereford to Abergavenny and Ross, which intersects the parish. The church of St. Andrew, is an old stone building, in the Gothic style, having a nave, aisle, chancel, porch, and square tower containing a peal of six bells. The living is a discharged vicarage, with residence and two acres of glebe land, the latter of which was lately granted by the ecclesiastical commission. Here are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, also a Charity school for boys and girls. The soil is gravel, and subsoil marl, and consists of 1,960 acres. The rateable value of this parish is £2,635 6s. 6d.

Hungerstone is distant 1 mile from the village of Allensmore.

Winnall and Cobhall are small villages. Mere Court was the residence of a respectable family of the name of Wathen, for upwards of two centuries. The remains of a moat still surround the building, which is a farmhouse.

Letters through Hereford, which is the nearest money order office.

Miscellaneous.

Baker, Rev. F.

Berrow Misses

Brisland James, tailor

Dean Elijah Hy., land proprietor, Winnall villa

Davis Mr. Richard

Faulkner James, smith

Herrington W., Cherry Tree Inn

Johnson John, wheelwright

Jones James, tailor

Lambert John, shoemaker

Lawrence James, shoemaker

Mattey J., smith

Neat Henry, shopkeeper, Cobhall com

Pateshall Mrs. B.

Preece Richard, cooper

Sayce John, maltster, Cobhall com

Williams Eleanor, maltster, Cobhall com

Farmers

Baynham Robert, Wood st.

Beavan Thomas, Winnall

Beavan Thomas, junr., Mawfield

Berrow J.

Berrow Mrs.

Blashill Robert, Mawfield

Carpenter Edward, Cobhall

Davis S., Church house

Davis Wm., Winnall

Evesham George

Fluck William, Gethenfield farm

Merrick William, Meerpool

Partridge Mrs. Ann, Traphouse

Lewis James, Mere Court

Powell George, Winnall common

Powell James, Winnall

Powell Thomas, Winnall court

Powell William, New buildings

Watkins William, Winnall

Wilde Ann, Winnall

Wilde Peter

Wesleyan & Primitive Methodists Chapels, no stated ministers.

Charity School, (for boys and girls), Mrs. Eliza Brisland, mistress

Carriers, (passing Through):-

Garrett, from Turnastone to Hereford, Wed. & Saturdays, returns same days

Pritchard, from Abbey Dore to Hereford, Wed. and Saturdays, returns same day

Steele from Ewais Harold to Hereford, Wed. and Saturdays, returns same days.

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.

Administration

  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hereford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Hereford
  • Poor Law Union: Hereford
  • Hundred: Webtree
  • Province: Canterbury