Morris & Co. Commercial Directory of

East Dean 1876. Includes Holy Trinity, Respidge,

Soudley and Viney Hill


HOLY TRINITY was formed into a separate ecclesiastical district in 1842, containing, by the census of 1861, 3218, and in 1871, 5541 inhabitants, and includes the hamlets of Drybrook, Harry Hill, The Plumb, Ruardean Hill, Ruardean Woodside, Brierly, Upper Bilson, Popeshill, and Lea Bailey. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. William Barker, is valued at £300 per annum, with the residence and 5 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Crown. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is situate at Harry Hil, and is 2 miles south-west from Mitcheldean, 4 west from Longhope Station on the Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester Railway, and 5 north-west from Newnham. It was consecrated in 1817, and consists of nave, chancel, and tower containing two bells and a clock. It is seated with open benches, and will accommodate 600, all of which are free. The Baptists, Bible Christians, Congregationalists, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyans, each have places of worship here.

VINEY HILL was formed into the ecclesiastical district of All Saints in 1866, and includes Blakeney Woodside and part of Blakeney Hill, in East Dean township, in Westbury-on-Severn union; Oldcroft and Yorkley Slade in West Dean township, in Monmouth union, and Viney Hill, which is situate in both townships, containing, by the census of 1871, 1625 inhabitants. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Samuel George Edwards, B. A., is valued at £150 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of the Rev. William Hiley Bathurst, of Lydney Park. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a handsome edifice, which with the vicarage house stands, on the borders of East Dean township; it consists of nave, apsidal chancel, south aisle, and porch, with the bell turret containing two bells; it is seated with open benches, and will accommodate about 500 persons. It was erected in 1866, with Dean Forest stone. There are National Schools at Viney Hill and Blakeney Woodside for children of both sexes.


Clergy, Gentry, and Private Residents:-

BARKER Rev. William, vicar, The Vicarage, Harry Hill

BOUGHTON Mr. Henry, Pope's Hill

COWMEADOW Mrs. Mary Ann, Harry Hill


Trades and Professions:-

BAKER George, fruit dealer and beer retailer, Pope's hill

BARNARD James, shopkeeper, Guns mills

BENNETT John, farmer, Lane end, Lea Bailey

BENNETT Wm., miller and baker, Palmer's hill, Lea Bailey

BOUGHTON Edmund, butcher and farmer, Pope's hill

BOUGHTON Henry, jun., butcher and farmer, Pope's hill

BOUGHTON John, butcher and farmer, Pope's hill

BROADSTOCK John, stone merchant and beer retailer, Lea Bailey

CONSTANCE Peter, timber merchant, Latimer lodge, Little Dean hill

COWMEADOW Jph., boiler maker, Harry Hill

DOWLAIS IRON COMPANY, iron masters, Edge Hill Mines, William H. M. Phillips, Manager

ELTON John, grocer and earthenware dealer, Old engine

EVERARD Ambrose, farmer, Rudge house

HATTON Thomas, beer retailer and shopkeeper, The Rudge

HURCOMBE Mrs. Eliza, shopkeeper, Old engine

JONES John, beer retailer, Plump hill

KEBLE James, shopkeeper, Plump hill

LYDNEY & WIGPOOL IRON ORE COMPANY (Limited), iron ore mine proprietors, Wigpool Iron mines; and at Lydney

MASON Charles Bennett, farmer and haulier, Locquires farm

MOORE George, shoemaker, Harry Hill

MOUNTJOY George, sand dealer, Little Dean hill

PEACEY James, millwright and machinist, Old engine

PHILLIPS William H. M., mining engineer, Edge Hill house

ROBERTS John, brick, tile and drain-pipe maker, Lane end, Lea Bailey

RUSSELL George, colliery proprietor, Inkerman Colliery; and at Lydbrook

RYDER William, haulier ad carpenter, Pope's hill

SILLEY John, farmer, Stenders hill

SIMMONDS Aaron, stone merchant and limeburner, Plump hill

SMITH Enoch, shopkeeper, Bailey bottom

TEAGUE Edward, relieving officer and registrar of births and deaths for the Newnham district, Steam Mill house

THOMAS Alfred, beer retailer and haulier, Old engine

TURNER Thos., farmer, Dean Common farm

VOYCE Enoch, "Point" Inn, Plump hill

WEBB Jph., "Old Engine" inn, Old engine

WINTLE Thomas, miller, Steam mills; and at Mitcheldean

Assistant Overseer for the Township of East Dean - John Addis, Respidge

Relieving Officer and Registrar of Births and Deaths for Newnham District - Edward Teague



Trades and Professions:-

ADDIS John, assistant overseer and collector of poor rates for the township of East Dean

CALLOW Herbert, shopkeeper

COOPER Joseph, "New Inn"

DAWSON George W., grocer and draper, and dealer in boots and shoes, household furniture, iron goods, &c.

FOREST OF DEAN IRON CO., iron mine proprietors

GOLLOP and RIDLER, colliery proprietors and brick manufacturers, Stapledge Colliery

HADLEY Thomas, shoemaker

MORGAN Isaiah, beer retailer

MORGAN Mrs. Margaret, beer retailer

MORSE William, shopkeeper

PRICE William, shopkeepe

QUIDCHURCH COAL CO., colliery proprietors

WRIGHT Thomas, colliery manager



Trades and Professions:-

BAGHURST George, haulier

CONSTANCE Peter, brush head and handle maker; h. Little Dean hill

COOPER John, stone merchant

COOPER Joseph George, grocer

ENSOR Joseph, shoemaker

EVANS Samuel, Sen., shopkeeper

GREAT WESTERN IRON CO. (Limited), iron and steel makers, Great Western Iron Works; and 55 St. George's square,London, S. W. - Arthur Duff Morison, managing director.

HEWLETT Samuel, grocer, "White Horse" inn

JARRETT John Yorks, general manager, Great Western Iron Works

NELME Richard, farmer, Brook farm

WOOD George D., grocer



Clergy and Gentry:-

DAVIS Mrs. Sarah, New road

EDWARDS Rev. Samuel George, B. A., vicar, The Vicarage


Trades and Professions:-

ADAMS Henry, "Tump House" inn, New road

ADAMS Joseph, limeburner, New road

ADAMS William, "Traveller's Rest" inn, New road

BAILEY Miss Prudence, National Schoolmistress, New road

BIDDINGTON William, parish clerk and sexton

BLOXSOME Daniel, farmer, Ayleford

BOUDLER Thomas, farm bailiff, Sutton

CRIBBER Thomas, baker, grocer, and draper, New road

DAVIS William, stone merchant, Mount Pleasant

HOUGH George H., colliery proprietor

HULIN William Joseph, commercial traveller, New road

MORSE George, grocer and stone merchant

MUNRO Frederick, National schoolmaster

PLAYSTED Henry, beer retailer, Brain's green

POWELL James, rake maker and farmer, Blakeney Hill

PURDY Charles William, sculptor

WELLINGTON John, shoemaker

WILLETTS Francis, boot and shoemaker

WILLETTS Isaac, beer retailer and shoemaker

WILLETTS John, tiler and plasterer, Blakeney Hill

WILLIAMS Walter Cadogan, painter and beer retailer, New road

WOOD Alfred, haulier and shopkeeper, New road

YOUNG Daniel, builder