Morris & Co. Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of

Dymock 1876


DYMOCK (originally DY-MOCK, meaning the Swineherd's Cottage), is a parish and village in Newent union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1870, and in 1871, 1778 inhabitants, and 6743 acres; in the northern division of the deanery of the Forest, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Botloe, West Gloucestershire; 8 and a half miles north-west from Newent, 4 and a half south from Ledbury, and 12 north-west from Gloucester, on the main road between those places, and on the proposed new line of railway from Gloucester to Ledbury. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. William C. E. Newbolt, M.A., is valued at £180 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of Earl Beauchamp. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient edifice, consisting of an extensive nave and transept, with organ chamber and vestry, and a massive tower surmounted by a spire, and containing six bells and a clock. The south windows are in the Early Norman style. The church has been partially restored, at a cost of about £1,000. The Wesleyans assemble for service in a room at the "George Inn". There are National Schools for children of both sexes, which are endowed with funds left by Mrs. Ann Cam for educational purposes. There is a Working Men's Club established here. This place produces a considerable quantity of cider and perry, having a great many orchards. It is divided into two manors, Great Dymock and Little Dymock. Earl Beauchamp is lord of the former, and Reginald Wynniatt, Esq., J. P., is lord of the latter.

WHITE HOUSE, in this parish, was the birthplace of John Kyrle, the celebrated "Man of Ross".

OLD GRANGE is a very ancient building, which formerly belonged to the Abbey of Flaxley.

BROMSBERROW HEATH is a hamlet of this parish, in which there is a National School, which was erected by Dr. Henry, and is used as a chapel-of-ease to the parish church.

BROOM'S GREEN is also a hamlet, in which the Primitive Methodists have a place of worship.


The rateable value of this parish is £11,064.


Clergy, Gentry, and Private Residents

BADELEY John, Esq., Hill Ash house

BATTISCOMBE Captain Henry Lumsden, Upham house

BIRT Miss Ann

DEANE George Onslow, Esq., Boyce court

HILL Guy, Esq., Old road

HODGES Mrs. Ann, Hallwood green

HODGES Miss Ann, Greenaway

NEWBOLT Rev. William C.E., M.A., vicar, The Vicarage

SALE Rev. John Edward, B.A., curate

STRANGE Mr. Henry, Stanley house

THACKWELL John Cam, Esq., D.L., J.P., Wilton place

WYNNIATT Reginald, Esq., J.P., Wilton place


Trades and Professions

ALLEN Richard, butcher, Maypole

AVERILL Geo., farmer and assistant overseer

BARNES Joseph, farmer, Moor Oak farm

BAYLEY William, carpenter

BIRT John, farmer and malster, Heath farm

BLACKBURN Edwin W., National schoolmaster

BOURNE Frederick, farmer, Bellamye

BOURNE Richard, farmer, Bellamye

BOWKETT Samuel, police constable

BULLOCK William and Phillison, farmers, Hill farm

CLARK James William, farmer, Pithouse

COX Alfred and Sons, farmers and millers, Allums

CROOK Henry, watch and clock repairer

CUMMINS James, farmer, "George Inn"

DALLOW William, blacksmith

DAVIS Thomas, farmer, Ryton

DODD Edward, machinist

DONNINGTON CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY (Limited), grocers and provision dealers, Broom's Green - Charles Harrison, manager

EAST James Henry, farmer, Green house

EVANS Thomas, mason

FAWKE Thomas and William, farmers, Little Netherton farm

FAWKE Mrs. Winfred, shopkeeper

FENCOTT John, cider merchant

GOODE Joseph, farmer, New rock

GREAVES Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, New House farm

GRIFFITHS Richard, grocer and baker

HAINE John, farmer, Haytraps farm

HANCOX Henry, blacksmith, Bromsberrow Heath

HANCOX Thomas, wheelwright, Bromsberrow Heath

HANMAN John, farmer, Tawneys

HARRISON Charles, manager of Co-operative Stores, Broom's Green

HART Thomas, farmer, Grove hill

HAWKINS Charles Hy., farmer, Callow farm

HIGDON Thomas, carpenter, Greenway

HILL James John, farmer, Timber hill

HILL Joseph, farmer, Green villa

HODGETTS Edwin, farmer, Crowfields

HODGETTS Samuel, beer retailer and coal merchant, Castle tump

HOLDER Jph., farmer, Great Netherton farm

HOOPER Robt., carpenter and grocer, Ryton

HOOPER Thomas, shoemaker

HOPKINS Miss, National schoolmistress, Bromsberrow Heath

JAMES Edward, farmer, Bickenshill farm

JAMES Thomas, farmer, Henbarrows

JONES Charles, carpenter and shopkeeper

JONES Charles, farmer, Norman's land

JONES Jeremiah, wheelwright, carpenter, and beer retailer

JONES John, blacksmith

JONES Thomas, shopkeeper, Hallwood Green

JONES William, farmer, Wind Cross farm

JONES William, grocer, Iddins

LOVERIDGE Richard, farmer, Vell mill

LOWE John, stonemason

MAYO John, butcher

MILLARD John, sub-postmaster

MILLS Henry, draper, grocer, and privision factor

MORGAN John H., farmer, Mirables

MORGAN William, mason

NEWMAN William Chas., miller and farmer, Farm mill

NICHOLLS John, shoemaker, Bromsberrow Heath

ONIONS John, shoemaker, Broom's Green

ONIONS Robert, shopkeeper, Broom's Green

PASSEY Reuben, carrier and shopkeeper

PAYNE John, farmer, Ryton

PITT Miss Sarah, preparatory school for boys, Stoneberrow

POPE William Fowler, farmer, The Pounds

PRICE William, farmer, New Grange

SALLAS Richd., shopkeeper, Hallwood Green

SAYCE Edward, blacksmith and beer retailer, Broom's Green

STALLARD William, farmer, Rose Hill farm

STOCK John, farmer, Lintridge

STOCK John, Jun., farmer, Lintridge

THURSTON Mrs. Sarah, "Plough" commercial inn

THURSTON William, farmer, White house

TOWNSEND Matthew, blacksmith, Ryton

TURNER William, farmer, Hallwood Green

UNDERWOOD James, carpenter and grocer, Bromsberrow Heath

WATTS George, farmer, Swords farm

WEBLEY Aaron, tailor

WELCH John White Walter, beer retailer

WILKINS William, farmer, Hill Ash farm

WILLIAMS John, carpenter, Hall Green

WOODWARD John, farrier and beer retailer, Bromsberrow Heath


Post Office - John Millard, sub-postmaster. Letters through Gloucester delivered at 7 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.; dispatched at 8.30 a.m. and 8.37 p.m. On Sundays one delivery at 7 a.m. and one dispatch at 8.37 p.m. Money orders granted and paid, and savings bank, insurance, and annuity business transacted, and dog and gun licenses granted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays until 8 p.m.

N.B. - Letters for Broom's Green, Greenway, Hallwood Green, and Tilley's Green should be addressed near Ledbury instead of Dymock.

Police Station - Samuel Bowkett, constable in charge.

Working Men's Club - Edwin W. Blackburn, secretary.

National School - Edwin W. Blackburn, master; Mrs. Sarah Jane Blackburn, mistress.

National School, Bromsberrow Heath - Miss Hopkins, mistress.

Conveyance - Mail coach from Ledbury to Gloucester passes through daily at 8.30 a.m., returning at 5.30 p.m., calling at the Plough each way.

Carrier - Reuben Passey to Ledbury, Tues, Ross, Thurs, and Gloucester, Sat.