Morris & Co. Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of

Huntley 1876


HUNTLEY is a parish and village in Westbury-on-Severn union, containing, by the census of 1861, 533, and in 1871, 516 inhabitants, and 1146 acres of land; in the deanery of the Forest, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucerter and Bristol, hundred of the Duchy of Lancaster, West Gloucestershire; 4 miles south from Newent, 7 north-west from Gloucester, 7 north-east from Newnham, and 9 south-east from Ross, on the road from thence to Gloucester. The living is a discharged rectory, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Henry E. Miles, M.A., valued at £280 per annum, with residence. The church is a handsome edifice, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, which was entirely rebuilt in 1863, with the exception of the tower, which on rebuilding the church was surmounted by a spire; it consists of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with vestry, and has accommodation for 392 people. The rectory was at the same time enlarged and improved, the whole being done at the expense of the late rector, the Rev. Daniel Capper, M.A. There is also another rectory house, which has been made into a handsome residence, in the Elizabethan style, by the present rector, he having exchanged the original glebe house and land with Edwin Probyn, Esq., for other land in the parish. There are National Schools for children of both sexes, which have recently been erected by the rector. The rateable value of this parish is £2524.

HUNTLEY MANOR HOUSE is a noble mansion, the seat of Edwin Probyn, Esq., D.L., J.P., who is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil.


Clergy, Gentry, and Private Residents

ARMITAGE Rev. George Dowker, M.A., curate, The Cottage

DOBBS Mr. Samuel P., Yew Tree farm

ELTON Mr. Richard

MILES Rev. Henry E., M.A., rector, New Rectory

PROBYN Edmund, Esq., D.L., J.P., Huntley manor

WHITE Mr. Richard

WHYTE Marcus Beresford, Esq., Court house

WILKS Mrs. Mary

Trades and Professions

BROWN James, farmer, Little North end

CADLE John, butcher

CANNOCK John, farmer, North End farm

CLARK Samuel, farmer, Rough Cast house

CLISSOLD Daniel, shoemaker

DANCE William, Jun., saddler

DOBBINS Charles, carrier

DOBBS James, farmer, "Red Lion" inn

DOBBS AND SON, artificial manure manufacturere and agricultural implement agents

DOBBS Samuel Priday (firm of Dobbs and Son), farmer, Yew Tree farm

GARDNER George, carrier

GREEN James J., draper, grocer, and ironmonger

HARPER Charles, blacksmith

HART William, carpenter, wheelwright, grocer, and glass, china, and earthenware dealer

HOLMES George, National schoolmaster and organist

HOOPER Mrs. Elizabeth, dressmaker

JORDAN Thomas, wheelwright

LEWIS George, farmer and haulier

MARSHALL Robert, shoemaker

PARTRIDGE Thomas, farmer, Enders farm

PENSOM Tom, castrator

PHILLIPS Richard, blacksmith

POOLE Henry, machinist and carrier, Pool cottage

PREDETH George, shopkeeper

SHEWELL John, castrator

STEPHENS Mrs. Mary, beer retailer

WARE Jas. Ware, farmer, Wood End farm

WHITE Joseph, sub-postmaster

WILLIAMS John, tailor

WILLIAMS Richard, farmer

WILLIAMS Walter, Parish clerk

Post Office - Joseph White, sub-postmaster. Letters through Gloucester delivered at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.55p.m. The nearest money order office is at Longhope, and the nearest telegraph offices are at Mitcheldean and Newent.

National School - George Holmes, master; Mrs. Eliza Holmes, sewing mistress

Carriers - Gloucester - Henry Poole, Mon, Wed, and Sat; Charles Dobbins and Geo. Gardner, Wed and Sat.