Morris & Co. Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of

Longhope 1876


LONGHOPE is a parish in Westbury-on-Severn union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1104, and in 1871, 1088 inhabitants, and 2823 acres; in the northern division of the deanery of the Forest; archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of the Duchy of Lancaster, West Gloucestershire; 2 miles east from Mitcheldean, 6 north-east from Newnham, 8 south-east from Ross, and 9 west from Gloucester, on the Hereford and Ross branch of the Great Western Railway, which has a station here. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Frederick Charles Guise, M.A., is valued at 400 pounds per annum, with residence and about 20 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of Mrs V. G. Guise. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to All Saints, principally Early English, consisting of nave, chancel, two transepts, south porch, and tower surmounted with pinnacles and containing five bells. The east window is of stained glass, by Clayton and Bell. The church was restored in 1870. The Baptists have a place of worship here. The poor have charitable bequests producing about 150 pounds per annum. Edward Probyn, Esq., D.L., J.P., is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The rateable value of this parish is £5,700.

MAY HILL, which rises to a height of 973 feet above the level of the sea, is in this parish, and commands some magnificent views of the surrounding country.


Clergy, Gentry and Private Residents

BARRETT Osman Esq., Bradley grove

COLEMAN Solomon, Esq.

CONSTANCE Mr. James, Steps farm


GREENUSS Mr. Harry, The Cottage

GUISE Rev. Frederick Charles, M.A., vicar, The Vicarage

GURNEY William, Esq., Manor house

HART Mrs. Harriet, Zion house

NAYLOR Mrs. Emma

ORCHARD Mr. Thomas, Chapel house

PHILLIPS Rev. Henry (Baptist), Lone head

PROBYN Miss Elizabeth, The Temple

RUSSELL Mrs. Ann, Wallbrook house

THORNELOE Francis, Esq., Wallbrook house

TURNER Mr. William, Summerpole house

WHEELER Mr. Henry, May Hill villa


Trades and Professions

ASTON James, sexton

AMBURY Joseph, farmer, Hart's barn

BAILEY John, farm bailiff, Pressmoor and Chesgrove farms

BALDWIN Daniel, wood turner and farmer

BALLINGER William D., haulier and fruit dealer, Little London

BENNETT Benjamin, beer retailer and horse dealer

BRADLEY Wm., beer retailer, Little London

BROWNING Benjamin, blacksmith and wheelwright, Latchen

BROWNING James, wheelwright, "Cross" inn, Dursley inn

BULLOCK Charles, wood turner, Little London

COLEMAN Solomon, solicitor, commissioner in Common Law and Chancery, and perpetual commissioner for taking acknowledgments of deeds by married women

COLLETT Samuel, farmer, May Hill

COMPTON George, beer retailer and shoemaker, Box bush

CONSTANCE Eli, wood turner

CONSTANCE James and Sons, wood turners and manufacturers of garden rake, broom, mop, paddle, and hoe handles, prong stems, hay rakes, and adze, axe, pickaxe, sneads, and scythe handles, Steam Saw mills

CONSTANCE James (firm of James Constance and Sons); h. Springfield house

CONSTANCE John, farmer, Hill house

CONSTANCE Mrs. Mary Ann, farmer, Court farm

CONSTANCE Stephen William (firm of Jas. Constance and Sons); The Walk

CONSTANCE Theophilus Harris (firm of Jas. Constance and Sons), timber merchant; h. Olive cottage

CREASE Henry, parish clerk

DAVIS Henry, wheelwright and blacksmith, Tyndale house

DOWDING Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, Royal spring

DOWDING James, farmer, Nup End farm

DOWDING John, farmer, Sutteridge cottage

DREW Henry, farmer, New house

FIELD Robert, builder and farmer, Pitman's farm

FOWLER John, grocer, Little London

GODWIN George, "Plough" inn

HAILE Henry, shopkeeper, Dursley cross

HAILE William, shopkeeper, Gaston house

HAMPTON Charles, farmer

HAMPTON Chas., Jun, wheelwright, blacksmith, grocer, baker, and sub-postmaster

HARRIS Joseph, poultry dealer and farmer, May Hill

HARSENT Abraham, farmer, Bilbutt farm

JONES Edwin, farmer, Blakemore farm

JONES John, charcoal burner, Latchen cot

JONES John, farmer, Cross farm

JOYNER William, farmer, Vicarage farm

KEARSEY John, miller and farmer, Furnance mill

LEWORTHY John, stationmaster, 1 Plough cottages

LINDSEY Robert, nailmaker, Dursley cross

MESSENGER James, boot and shoemaker

MOUSELL Lionel George, shoemaker and farmer, Box bush

MOWER Isaac, farmer, Brook farm

NELMES John, farmer, Little Luxtree farm

NELMES Joseph, farmer, Little London

NELMES Thomas, farmer, Yartleton farm

PARRY Mrs. Sarah, farmer, Marshes farm

PEARCE Samuel, farmer, Upper Box Bush farm

RUDGE Nathaniel, blacksmith

SCUDAMORE Mrs. Martha, farmer, Bradley farm

SCUDAMORE Richard, farmer, Lower Box Bush farm

SEADOR William, farmer and shopowner, Jordan house

SELWYN George, farmer, Rock farm

STEPHENS Thomas and Daniel, millers and farmers, Dursley Cross mills

STEPHENS Walter, carpenter, Hope Brook cottage

STERREY Charles, carrier and assistant overseer, Little London

STERREY William, carrier, The Slad

STERRY Charles, haulier, Holly Bush hill

TAYLOR Henry, shoemaker

THOMAS James, "Yew Tree" inn

WILLIAMS Matthew, grocer and provision dealer

WINTLE Robert, farmer, Box bush

WINTLE William, farmer, Lower Hope farm

WINTLE Wm., stone merchant and farmer, Little Blakemore farm

Post Office - Charles Hampton, Jun., sub-postmaster. Letters through Gloucester delivered at 8.45 a.m.; dispatched at 5.30 p.m. on week-days, and on Sudnays at 11.30 a.m.; no delivery on Sundays. Money orders granted and paid, and savings bank, insurance, and annuity business transacted, and dog and gun licenses issued from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays until 8 p.m.

British School - Mrs. Annie Wright, mistress

National School - Mrs. Mary Ann Groves, mistress

Great Western Railway Station (Ross and Hereford branch) - John Leworthy, stationmaster and goods manager

Carriers to Gloucester - Charles Sterrey and William Sterrey, Wed. and Sat.