Kelly's Post Office Directory of

Longhope 1870


LONGHOPE is a village and parish, and station on the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway, 6 miles north from Newnham, 2 east from Mitcheldean, 9 west from Gloucester, and 8 south-east from Ross, in the Western division of the county, hundred of the Duchy of Lancaster, union of Westbury-on-Severn, Newnham county court district, rural deanery of The Forest, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, situated on the high road from Gloucester to Mitcheldean and Coleford. The church of All Saints is now (1870) undergoing an entire restoration. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is an endowed vicarage, yearly value £400, with residence and about 20 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Sir William Vernon Guise, bart., and held by the Rev. Frederick Charles Guise, M. A., of University College, Durham. There is a chapel for Baptists. The charities are of £163 yearly value, of which £50 is applied for education, and the remainder distributed to the poor. Edmond Probyn, esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is clay and loam; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat and roots. The area is 2,823 acres; gross estimated rental, £5,277; rateable value, £4,080 14s 6d. The population in 1861 was 1,104.

Parish Clerk - Samuel Edwards.

Post Office - Charles Hampton; receiver. Letters arrive from Gloucester at 8.30 a.m. ; dispatched at 5.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Mitcheldean.

Church of England School, M. A. Grimes, mistress.

Railway Station, William Brown, station master.


COLEMAN Solomon, esq.

GUISE Rev. Fredk. Chas., M. A., Vicarage

GURNEY William, esq., Manor house

HACK Stephen, esq.

IRVING Mr. John, Windsor villa

PHILLIPS Rev. Henry [Baptist]

PROBYN Miss, Temple

TURNER Mr. William, Summerpool house

WILTON George Plato, esq.



ABELL Robert, shopkeeper

ADAMS Robert, shopkeeper

AMBURY Joseph, farmer, Harts barn

BALDWIN Daniel, wood turner

BENNETT Benjamin, horse dealer

BOWLES James, gentlemen's boarding school, Blenheim house

BROWNING James, Cross Inn

COLEMAN Solomon, solicitor

CONSTANCE James & Sons, wood turners & manufacturers of mop, broom, hoe, paddle & garden rake handles, hay rakes, prong stems, scythe sneads, adze, axe & pickaxe handles, Steam saw mills. Established 1788.

CONSTANCE James, farmer

CONSTANCE John, farmer

CONSTANCE William, farmer, Court farm

DAVIS Henry, wheelwright

DREW Henry, farmer, Dursley cross

FOWLER John, shopkeeper

HALE Elijah, farmer, Brook farm

HALLAWAY James, fellmonger

HAMPTON Alfred, Plough

HAMPTON Charles, farmer, The Fold

HAMPTON Charles, grocer & draper

HAMPTON Henry, boot & shoe maker

JOINER William, farmer, Vicarage farm

JONES Edwin, farmer, Blackmore

KERSEY John, miller & farmer

LEA Edwin, shopkeeper

MALLETT William, boot & shoe maker

NOBLE Edwin, Yew Tree

PARRY Sarah (Mrs.), farmer, Marshes

PUGH Thomas, blacksmith

SCUDAMORE Geo., farmer, Bradley farm

SMITH Robert, beer retailer

STEPHENS Joseph, miller, Steam flour mills, The Cross

STEPHENS Walter, beer retailer, Box bush