Kelly's Post Office Directory of

Lydbrook 1870


LYDBROOK is a village and ecclesiastical district, in the townships of East and West Dean, pleasantly situated on the river Wye, 7 miles from Mitcheldean Road station on the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway, 8 from Monmouth, 4 from Coleford, and 8 from Newnham, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Saint Briavels, county court district of Newnham and Monmouth, rural deanery of The Forest, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church of the Holy Jesus is a stone building, having a tower containing 1 bell, nave, aisles, and chancel. The register dates from the year 1852. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £130, in the alternate gift of the Crown, and Queen's College, Oxford, and held by the Rev. Henry Thomas Hoitt, M. A., of Pembroke College, Oxford. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, with schools attached; and the Baptists have recently built a commodious chapel at a cost of £700. Here are coal, iron, tin, and chemical works. The Crown is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are John Partridge, esq., J. P., Messrs. Russell Brothers and Co., Rev. Edward Machen, M. A., and Col. Vaughan. The soil is light sandy; subsoil, clay, sandstone and limestone. The chief crops are wheat, barley, roots, &c. The population in 1861 was 1,770.


FLETCHER Henry Studd, esq.

HOITT Rev. Henry Thomas, M. A. [vicar]

LOXLEY Mrs. Lucy

ALLAWAYS & PARTRIDGE, tin plate manufacturers, Lydbrook works

BENNETT John, butcher

BURDOCK Thomas, miller & shopkeeper, Waterloo mill

COWMEADOW William, stone merchant

DAMSALL George, grocer & corn merchant

FLETCHER Henry Studds, surgeon

GURNEY Mary Ann (Mrs.), grocer

HANCORN Thomas, beer retailer

HARRIS Henry, coal master

HARPER James, painter & glazier

HAY Mary Ann (Mrs.), Recruiting Sergeant

HOWE John, tailor

JONES Edward, Sawyer's Arms

JONES James, Crown & Sceptre

LERIGO James, beer retailer & shopkeeper

LEWIS Eliza (Mrs.), shopkeeper

LITTLE Edwin, miller

LITTLE William, miller

MAGNUS Richd., shopkeeper & beer retailer

MAYO Joseph, beer retailer

MEREDITH William, shoe maker

MORGAN John, beer retailer

PHELPS Jas., shopkeeper & beer retailer

REECE John, blacksmith

RUSSELL BROTHERS & CO., iron manufacturers, Lydbrook iron works

RUSSELL Robert, Anchor

RUSSELL Samuel, chemical works

WARD John, Bell

WEAVER Charles, stone merchant