Pigot's Directory of Mitchell-Dean 1842


MITCHELL-DEAN is a small market town and parish, in the hundred of St. Briavel's; 114 miles w. from London, and 11 w. from Gloucester (the nearest railway station); situated on the borders of the forest of Dean, from which it derives its name, and Mitchell being a corruption of the old word 'Mickle', or great, which distinguished it from another place called Dean, in the same hundred. It is a place of but very little trade; there is one mill for making paper, and some few persons are engaged in the malting business; but neither of these branches are by any means extensive.

The parish church of St. Michael is a handsome structure, and the windows contain some finely painted glass: the benefice is a rectory, in the gift of Maynard Colchester, Esq.; the present incumbent is the Rev. Edward Jones, and his curate the Rev. George Cox. The Independents and Wesleyans Methodists have each a chapel. A subterraneous passage, concerning which many legendary tales are told, leads from the church to a wood upon a hill, about half a mile from the town. The markets and fairs are now but merely nominal; the former is entitled to be held on Monday, and the later on Easter Monday and the 10th of October. The parish contained, in 1831, 601 inhabitants, and in 1841, 665.

Post Office, Thomas Bossom, Post Master - Letters from London and all parts arrive every morning at half-past six and are despatched every afternoon at five.

Gentry and Clergy

BEADLES Miss Honor, Mitchell Dean

BECKETT Rev. Wm., Mitchell Dean

BLUNT Miss Harriet

BOEVEY CRAWLEY Sir Thos., Flaxley

COLCHESTER Maynard, esq., Wilderness

COX Rev. George, Mitchell Dean

CRAWLEY Rev. Wm., Broughton

HALE Mr. John, Mitchell Dean

HARPER Mrs. Hannah, Mitchell Dean

HARPER Mr. Thomas, Mitchell Dean

HOARE Mrs. W. E., Mitchell Dean

HUTCHINSON Mr. Geo., Mitchell Dean

JONES Rev. Edward, Hay Hill

PEARCE Mr. William, Mitchell Dean


CARTER Charles (day)

CHARITY SCHOOL, John Savory, master; Mary Savory, mistress

COOPEY Eliza (day)

Professional Persons

ABELL & HEANE, surgeons

BEADLES Charles Fowler, surgeon

BORLASE Jas. Jno Grenfall, attorney and agent for the Sun Fire Office

BULLOCK George, attorney

COLEMAN Henry Edward, surgeon

COLEMAN Thomas Bennett, chemist and druggist

WHATLEY George Lawson, attorney

Inns and Public Houses

George Inn (and posting house), Cornelius Brain

Red Lion (and excise office), Thomas Wintle

Seven Stars, Thomas Lloyd

Shopkeepers & Traders

ANDREWS Francis, shopkeeper

ANDREWS Susannah, straw hat maker

BENNETT John, malster, corn dealer, and seedsman

BENNETT Timothy, malster

BERNARD Richard, carpenter

BOSSOM Henry, boot & shoe maker

BOUGHTON John, butcher

BOWREY John, blacksmith

BOWREY William, shopkeeper

CANNOCK John, saddler

CHURCH John, butcher

COOK James & Wm., blacksmiths

COTTON George, painter

DAVIS John, cooper

DAWSON Harriet, straw hat maker

DAWSON Joseph, tailor and draper

DREW William, basket maker

EVANS John, baker and confectioner

GIBBS George, stone mason

GIBBS William, beer retailer

GREEN John, tin-plate worker

GRIFFITHS John, nail maker

GRIFFITHS Thos., stone mason & beer retailer

GRIFFITHS William, shopkeeper

HALE John, boot & shoe maker

HALE William, boot & shoe maker

HAYWARD John, tailor

HUMPHREYS Henry, plumber, glazier, &c.

LEWIS Thomas, tin-plate worker

LLOYD John, beer retailer

LLOYD Jos., papermaker, Gun's Mills

McMICHAEL Martha, grocer

MATTHEWS James, blacksmith & nail maker

MEEK William, blacksmith

MERRIMAN James, baker and beer retailer

MERRIMAN James, junr., carpenter & beer retailer

NELMES John Balinger, tailor

PALMER John, boot & shoe maker

PEARCE Richd., painter, plumber, &c.

POWELL William, butcher

PREECE Jonathan, baker

PREECE Wm., blacksmith

PREECE Wm., beer retailer and carpenter

PYRKE Charles, linen draper

PYRKE Duncan, road-surveyor

ROSS James, registrar of births and deaths, Little Dean

RUDGE John, draper and grocer

SILLEY Richard, butcher

SMALL Benjamin, ironmonger

SMITH Absalom, baker & flour dealer

SMITH John, boot and shoe maker

SMITH Robert, saddler

STONE William, grocer and draper

TIERNEY Thomas, clothes dealer

TRIGG Jas., wheelwright & shopkeeper

TROTTER Elizabeth, grocer & draper

TYLER George, tailor

WEBB Henry, stone mason

WINTLE John, boot & shoe maker

YEARSLEY John, shopkeeper


To Gloucester: a coach from the George Inn every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday morning at half past eight.

From Gloucester: passengers may proceed by railway to Birmingham and thence to London, Manchester, Liverpool and most parts of England.


To Gloucester: John Evans and William Bowery, from their houses, every Saturday morning.