Robson's Commercial Directory of

Coleford 1837

(includes Cinderford and Whiteclift)


A market-town and chapelry in the parish of Newland, Hundred of St. Briavell's, 19 miles from Gloucester, and 124 from London, containing 1804 inhabitants. The market is on Friday, and fairs are held on June 20th for wool, and 24th Nov. for cattle. The market-house was rebuilt in 1679, towards which Charles II. contributed 50l. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the subdeaconry of Hereford and diocese of Gloucester, endowed with 200l. private benefaction, 600l. royal bounty, and 1200l. parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Gloucester. A chapel was rebuilt in the reign of Queen Anne, who contributed 300l. towards its erection, and is dedicated to All Saints. Vestiges of King Offa's dyke may be distinctly traced in some parts of the town.


Name, Residence, & Profession

ADAMS James, Ironmonger, Plumber, Glazier and Painter

ADAMS James, Painter, Plumber, and Glazier

ANTHONY Saml., Beer Retailer

ATWOOD Thos., Hosier

BATTEN Thos., Surgeon

BATTEN Wm., Angel Commercial & Family Hotel and Posting House

BEACH Elija, Shopkeeper

BEECH Humphrey, Boot and Shoemaker

BLANCH Wm., Grocer

BOZLEY Elms, Beer Retailer

BRIGGS John, Auctioneer & Surveyor

BULLOCK James, Saddler & Harness Maker

BUTT James, Clothes Dealer

CLARKE James S., Subdistributor of Stamps

COURT James, Plumber, Painter, & Glazier

COURT Wm., Auctioneer & Appraiser, & Wine & Spirit Merchant

COURT Wm., Royal Oak

CRAWSHAY, ALLAWAY & CO., Iron & Coal Masters, Cinderford Iron Works

EVANS John, Carpenter

FOXWELL John, Tailor

FRYER Henry H., Attorney and Solicitor

GODWIN Henry, Currier

GRINDELL Henry, Tiler and Plasterer

GRINDELL Thomas, Red Lion

HARPER S., Shopkeeper

HARRIS Milson, Plume of Feathers (& butcher)

HARRIS William, Shopkeeper

HARRIS Wm., Skinner, & Beer Retailer

HATTON & SON, Tailors and Drapers

HATTON David, Ostrich, Newland

HAWKINS Rev. Edw. M.A., Perpetual Curate

HERBERT James, Draper and Grocer

HEREFORDSHIRE BANKING COMPANY, (Draw upon the London & Westminster Bank), H. Nichols, Esq., Manager

JAMES John, Iron & Coal Master, Lydney

JAMES William, Stone Cutter

JAMES Philip, Stone Cutter

JENNINGS John, Surgeon

JONES George, Carpenter

JONES Joseph, Watch Maker

KEARSEY Richard, Miller

KENTEYS Joseph, Cooper

LAMBERT James, Linen and Woollen Draper

LOXLEY W. H., Surgeon

MARLIN Jas. B., Beer Retailer

MARSH Thos., Surgeon, Registrar of Births & Deathe, & Medical Referee for the Crown Life Assurance Office

MORGAN Geo., Old White Hart

MORRIS Wm., Blacksmith

MUSHAM James, Malster

MUSHET David, Iron Master

NEWMARCH John, Carpenter

NICHOLSON Wm., Grocer and Draper

PEACH Benj., Attorney & Solicitor, & one of the Perpetual Commissioners

PHELPS Phoebe, Beer Retailer

PHILIPS Elizabeth, Draper and Grocer

PORTER Geo., Jovial Colliers, & Butcher

PORTER John, Shopkeeper

PORTER Richard, White Hart

PORTER Thomas, King's Head

PREECE Thomas, Beer Retailer

PROTHEROE Edw., Coal Master, Park End

ROBERTS & CLARKE, Attorneys & Solicitors

ROBERTS Thomas, Beer Retailer

ROBERTS Wm., Master Extraordinary in Chancery, and one of the Perpetual Commissioners, and Fire and Life Office Agent

ROSSER Thomas, Stone Cutter

RUDGE George, Beer Retailer

SALTER R. T., Tailor

SILLEY Geo., Butcher

STEEL Thos. & Son., Blacksmiths

STINSON Thomas, Chemist and Printer

TAYLOR Thos., Saddler and Harness Maker

TEAGUE Peter, Iron and Coal Master

TEAGUE Thos., Beer Retailer and Currier

TERRETT John, Ironmonger & Builder

THOMAS Charles, Tailor

THOMAS Hugh, Beer Retailer

THOMAS J. T., Registrar of Marriages

TOMLINS James, Draper and Grocer

TROTTER John & Co., Brewers & Malsters

TROTTER Thos. & Co., Coal Masters, Winnall's Hill

TROTTER Sarah, Malster

TROTTER Thos., Draper and Grocer

TURNER Jane, Draper and Grocer

WALTERS Rich., Beer Retailer and Blacksmith

WARDER Joseph, Baker

WATKINS Thomas, Beer Retailer

WATTS Elizabeth, Milliner and Dress Maker

WATTS Han. Mary., Bookseller and Stationer

WATTS John, Baker

WATTS Wm., Plumber, Painter, and Glazier

WHITE Rich. & Son., Auctioneers, Land Agents, & Surveyors

WHITE George, Beer Retailer

WHITE Richard, Malster

WILLIAMS John, Butcher

WILLIAMS Wm., Beer Retailer

WINTLE Sarah, Beer Retailer and Malster

YOUNG Wm., Wheelwright


Post Office - William Nicholson, Postmaster. Letters from London, via Gloucester, arrive every day and 12 noon, and are despatched at a quarter before 3 in the afternoon.

Public Schools - Grammar School, Theophilus Morgan, Master. National School, Mr. Jolly, Master.

Carriers - Haine's Waggon to South Wales, from Gloucester calls at the Plume of Feathers every Thursday evening, returns on Friday.



COWMEADOW James, Beer Retailer

HUTCHINGS & Co., Drapers and Grocers

JONES Isaac, White Hart

MOUNTJOY William, Beer Retailer

WITTS Thomas, Dean Forest, The Speech House



FRYER William, Traveller's Rest

STOCKOLM John, National School, Master

WATTS John, Potter