Kelly's Post Office Directory of

Parkend 1870


PARK END is a hamlet in the district of St. Paul, Forest of Dean, and township of West Dean, 7 miles from Lydney station on the South Wales Railway, 4 from Coleford, 14 from Ross, and 16 from Chepstow, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Saint Briavels, Monmouth county court district, archdeaconry of Gloucester, rural deanery of the Forest, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The district church of St. Paul, consecrated in 1822, is a handsome octagonal building of stone, having a tower with 1 bell, organ, and gallery. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £150, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol, and held by the Rev. John Joseph Ebsworth, M. A. of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. There is a mixed school for boys and girls, with residence, supported by an annual grant from the office of Woods and Forests, and by voluntary contributions. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans. A cemetery was consecrated here in 1862. Here are extensive iron, tin and coal works. The soil is of the most part of a still clayey nature.

Post & Money Order Office, & Post Savings Bank: Philip Jones, postmaster. Letters through Lydney, arrive at 8.50 a.m. ; dispatched at 5 p.m.

Mixed School, Thomas Wells, master; Mrs. Wells, mistress


CAMPBELL Sir James, bart. J. P., Whitemead park [deputy surveyor of Dean forest]

CURRY John, esq., M. D.

EBSWORTH Rev. John Joseph, M. A., Vicarage




CAMM Wm. (assistant to Mr. P. Jones, postmaster), residence, Rose cottage

COLEMAN John, Speech House, & auctioneer

EDWARDS Josiah, British Lion

ELSMORE John, beer retailer

FOREST OF DEAN IRON CO. (James & Greenham) (George Belcher, manager), Park End iron works

FROWEN William, boot & shoe maker

JEFFRIES Stafford, boot & shoe maker

JONES Philip, grocer, draper, general merchant & postmaster

JONES John, butcher

JONES Richard, New inn

KEAR Henry Fredk., chemist & druggist

MORSE John, haulier & glass bottle scruff maer

PARK END COAL CO. (Trotters & Sully) (James Wintle Blanche, manager)

PARK END TIN PLATE WORKS (Messrs. Allaways) (Henry Walwyn, manager)

PHIPPS Henry, coal master

SMITH John, Fountain

STONE SAW MILLS (Payne & Townsend)

THOMAS William, beer retailer

THOMAS William, haulier & farmer, York lodge

VOICE Joseph, blacksmith

WILLIAMS John, co operative stores

WOOD SAW MILLS (James Hughes)