Kelly's Post Office Directory of Awre



AWRE, with the tithings of BLAKENEY, BLEDISLOE, ETLOE, ETLOE DUCHY, and HAGLOE, is a large parish and village and station on the Great Western (South Wales) Railway, 3 miles south-east from Newnham, 6 south from Westbury, 15 south from Gloucester, and 120 from London, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Bledisloe, Westbury-in-Severn union, Newnham county court district, rural deanery of The Forest, Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol diocese, situated on the right bank of the navigable river Severn. The Great Western Railway has a line for goods and mineral traffic from Awre to the Forest of Dean. The church of St. Andrew is an old stone building in the Saxon style, in good repair, with square tower containing 6 bells; it has nave, north aisle, porch, and chancel: it contains an organ and several monuments. The register dates from the year 1538. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £500, with residence, in the gift of the Haberdashers' Company, who are likewise the owners of the great tithes, and held by the Rev. Joseph Henry Malpas, M. A., of Exeter College, Oxford. There is a Church of England school. The charities are of £16 10s. yearly value. Oaklands Park is the seat of H. Crawshay, esq., J. P. The trustees of Sir Thomas Rich's charities are lords of the manor of Awre; the manors of Hagloe and Blakeney, with about 700 acres of land, belong to the Crown. The chief landowners are the Crown, Mrs. Wait, and the trustees of Sir Thomas Rich's charities. The soil is sandy and loamy; subsoil, brick earth and limestone. The chief crops are wheat and roots. The area is 4,088a.0r.30p., divided as follows, viz:- Blakeney, 430a.3r.4r.; Hagloe, 752a.3r.20p,; Etloe, 412a.1r.5p,; Etloe Duchy, 202a.1r.4p.; Bledisloe, 968a.0r.19p., and Awre, 1,231a.3r.18p,; gross estimated rental, £12,232; rateable value, £10,911. The population in 1861 was 1,526.

HAGLOE is a tithing and manor, with 732 acres of land. The Queen is lady of the manor.

ETLOE and ETLOE DUCHY are tithings, the former with 412 and the latter with 292 acres.

BLEDISLOE is a tithing, with 268 acres. This tithing, with Hagloe and Etloe, takes its name from lows, or barrows, that are still to be seen.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Cadogan.

Post Office - Thomas Cadogan, receiver. Letters through Newnham, arrive at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m. Blakeney is the nearest money order office.

Insurance Agent - Imperial Life, Samuel Charley.

Church of England School, Miss Symons, mistress.

Railway Station, John Thomas Bowen, station master.

Carrier to Gloucester, Robert Trotman.


BLAKENEY is a tithing of Awre and large village, three-and-a-half miles south from Newnham railway station, six-and-a-half miles south from Westbury, and 120 from London, situated on the Gloucester and Chepstow road, on the river Severn, and Gloucester and Swansea Railway; the nearest station is at Awre. The church of All Saints is a plain modern stone building; it has nave, porch, and small belfry with 1 bell. The register dates from the year 1813. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £250, in the gift of the Haberdashers' Company, and held by the Rev. Charles Brooksbank, M. A., of Christ Church, Oxford. There are National and British schools for boys and girls. There are chapels for Baptists and Independents. There is a steam flour mill belonging to Mr. Stephen White, who also carries on a considerable business in the corn trade. Fairs are held on May 12th and November 12th yearly for cattle, sheep, &c. The Queen is lady of the manor. The principal landowners are the Gloucester Corporation, H. Crawshay, esq., and Mrs. Wait. The area is 430 acres; the population in returned with Awre.

Parish Clerk, William Willets.

Post & Money Order Office - Post Office, Savings Bank & Government Annuity & Insurance Office, Blakeney. Miss Emma Sophia Minchin, postmistress. Letters received through Newnham, delivered at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m.

Insurance Agents - Imperial Life, Samuel Charley. Manchester Fire, Alfred Butler.

Police Station - Robert Cresswell, sergeant.

National School, Frederick Frost, master; Mrs. Frost, mistress.



CRAWSHAY Hen. esq., J. P., Oaklands park

JAMES Mrs., Kingsland house

MALPASS Rev. Joseph Hen. M. A., Vicarage

WAIT Mrs., New house

WHITE Richard Watts, esq., Underdean larches



AWRE Charles, Red Heart

AWRE Henry, farmer, Upper House farm

COUCHER Frank, farmer, The Box

DAVIS James, farmer & timber merchant, Bledisloe cottage

HATTON Lewis, farmer

HEWLETT Henry, farmer, Brays court

HOOPER Robert Presbury, farmer, Field house

PHELPS James, farmer

PRICE William, shopkeeper

ROBINSON Edward, miller

SMITH John, master mariner

TURLEY William, smith

WETMORE Wm. Cox, farmer, Hall farm



BENNETTS Rev. John (Independent)

BROOKSBANK Rev. Charles, M. A. [Vicar]

SMITH Mr. George Thomas Friar, Nibley

VAUGHAN Lieut-Col. Edward, Royal North Gloucester Militia, Old Court house

VAUGHAN Capt. Thomas, D. L., Old Court house

WEBB John, esq.

WHITE Stephen Adolphus, esq., Nibley house

WILLIAMS William, esq.



BUTLER Alfred, draper & grocer

CHARLEY James, builder & plasterer

CHARLEY Samuel, grocer, draper & newspaper correspondent

CHARLEY Walter, butcher

CLARK John, butcher

CLAYFIELD Henry, grocer & draper

COLLINS Thomas, beer retailer, Ayleford

DAVIS Thomas, Cock, Nibley

DAVIS Thomas, farmer, Viney farm

EVANS Edward, King's Head

EVANS Joseph, boot & shoe maker

FISHER William, plumber & glazier

FORD Samuel, draper & grocer

FROST Frederick, photographer

GODWIN James, boot & shoe maker

GRIFFITHS John, farmer, Hays farm

HOLDER Thomas, cooper & farmer

HOLDER William, boot & shoe maker

HOPKINS Robert, boot & shoe maker

HULIN Caleb, blacksmith

HULIN Walter John, organist & teacher of music, Cluster cottage

JENNINGS William, farmer, Nether hall

JONES Eliza (Mrs.), straw bonnet maker

JONES George, farmer, Poulton court

JONES William, carpenter & wheelwright

KNIGHT Mary, (Mrs.)

KYNES William

MAYO George Frederick, baker

MINCHIN Emma (Miss), shopkeeper & postmistress

MOORE John, tailor

MORSE Charles, jun., lime burner

NEWMAN David, greengrocer

PARSONS Mary (Mrs.), Bird-in-Hand

PENN Richard, carpenter

PHILPOTTS Joseph, chemist & druggist

POWELL James, Yew Tree

POWELL James, farmer, wood turner, rake maker & miller

SHAW William, farmer

SHAW William, shipwright

SHIPTON Thomas, farmer, Viney farm

SIMS Ann (Miss), dress maker

SMALLWOOD Elizabeth (Mrs.), boot & shoe maker

SMITH & ALLEN, brewers, Steam brewery

SMITH James, farmer, Little Box

TAYLOR John, haulier

THOMAS Henry, farmer

THOMAS Sarah (Mrs.), farmer & grocer

TURNER Henry, saddle & harness maker

VIRGO Charles, butcher

VIRGO William, farmer

WEBB John, surgeon

WHITAKER John, gas fitter

WHITE Stephen Adolphus, miller & corn merchant, Steam mills

WHITE Richard Watts, malster

WICKENDEN William John, butcher

WILLIAMS William, surgeon

WOOD William, farmer

YOUNG Daniel, builder



BEAMAN Joseph, farmer

COWCHER Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer

DAVIS David, farmer, Daniels farm

SMITH John, farmer, Poulton farm



BARBER James, farmer

INMAN Richard, fisherman

POWELL Thomas, carpenter, wheelwright & undertaker

WARNER Henry, farmer



CLARK Thomas, farmer, Lodge farm

HEWLETT Hannah (Mrs.), frmr., Oatfield ho.

JENNINGS Wm., farmer, Upper Hagloe

JONES George, farmer, Poulton court

MARSH Charles, beer retailer

SMITH John, farmer, Little Poulton

WIGGELL Maria (Mrs.), Sloop