Kelly's Post Office Directory of

English Bicknor 1870


ENGLISH BICKNOR is a village and parish, 8 miles from Mitcheldean Road station on the South Wales Railway, 3 from Coleford, 8 from Monmouth, and 8 from Ross, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Saint Briavels, union and county court district of Monmouth, rural deanery of The Forest, archdeacony of Gloucester, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church of the Virgin Mary is a stone building, having a tower with 5 bells, chancel, nave, and one aisle. The living is a rectory, yearly value £300, with residence, in the gift of Queen's College, Oxford, and held by the Rev. John Burdon, M. A., of that college. The poor have the right of cutting fuel from 10 acres of copse. The Crown is lord of the manor. The principal landowner is the Rev. Edward Machen. The soil is clay and gravel ; subsoil, sandstone and limestone. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and roots. The area is 2,377 acres ; gross estimated rental, £3,530 : rateable value, £3,104; the population in 1861 was 592.

PARISH CLERK - William Lerigo

POST OFFICE - William Lerigo, receiver. Letters from Coleford are delivered at 8 a.m. ; dispatched at 6 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Coleford.

NATIONAL SCHOOL - James Cavanagh, master; Miss Eliza Jones, mistress.


BATHURST Mrs., Eastbatch court

BURDON Rev. Jno. M. A. [rector], Rectory

DAVIES Miss, Bicknor cottage

HOUGH Mr. Charles Cooper, Braceland cottage

MACHEN Miss, Bicknor house

PARSONS Miss Maria, The Sturts house

TERRETT The Misses Mary & Hannah

WOOSMAN Gen. James Bowen, Bicknor court



BLANCH Esther, farmer, Blackthorns

BUSTON James, farmer, Tump

COPNER William, miller, Joyford mill

CROOK Harriet (Mrs.), farmer

DUTHERIDGE Thomas, farmer, Dryslade

EDWARDS John, farmer, Sturts

EDWARDS William, shoe maker

FLETCHER John, farmer, Joyford

GUNTER Thomas, farmer

HARRIS Sarah Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Carter's piece

HOPE William, blacksmith

HOLMES Peter, coal proprietor

IVENS Thomas, farmer, Carter's Piece farm

JAMES Richard, wheelwright

JONES Mary (Miss), shopkeeper & beer retailer

JONES Thomas, farmer

JONES Thomas, grocer & beer retailer

KEENE Edward, farmer

KEENE Roger, farmer

LANE Walter, farmer

LERIGO Henry, carpenter & joiner

LERIGO William, carpenter, joiner & postmaster

LITTLE Edwin, farmer & miller

SMITH James, farmer