ROSS is pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Wye; it is a nominal borough, in the county of Hereford, 127 miles from London, 16 from Gloucester, 14 from Hereford, 12 from Ledbury, and 8 from Newent. Its municipal government is vested in a mayor, (who is nominated) a serjeant at mace, and four constables. The town of Ross, is celebrated, on account of it's having been the residence, of the "Man of Ross," and during his long life, the scene of his active benevolence. The church is a spacious and neat edifice, originally founded by Robert de Betun, Bishop of Hereford, in the 13th century. There are also three other places of worship, for dissenters. The Blue Coat School, (originally set up by Dr. Charles Whiting, rector of this place, in 1709, and restored by Walter Scott, in 1786) has educated and clothed in its charity, thirty of each sex. There is also a Workhouse, the gift of a Mrs. Jane Furney, a native of this town, who was remarkable for her piety and benevolence. In the Grammar School, called St. Mary's, are educated free, two boys, the master of which is endowed with a small stipend. There are also other Schooks, on the Madras principle, supported by voluntary contribution. There are five Alms Houses, the principal of which is Webb's, which has a fair endowment. Fairs occus on the following days, Thursday after March 10th, Holy Thursday, Corpus Christi, July 20th, (wool principally) Thursday after October 10th, and Dec. 11; market day is Thursday. The census in 1801, was 553 houses, and 2347 inhabitants, in 1811, 517 houses and 2261 inhabitants, and in 1821, 585 houses and 2957 inhabitants, being an increase of 696 in ten years.
Post Office, Town-end. Richard Dee, Post Master.
DAVIS Thos. (gentleman's day)
WILLIAMS Miss (ladies' boarding)
COLLINS John Stratford
JONES, JONES and MORGAN
NEWMAN and PRICHARD
Booksellers, Binders & Stationers:-
FARROR Williams (& printer)
Boot, Shoe and Pattern Makers:-
COLLINS Richard (boot & shoe only)
POTTER Providence (boot & shoe only)
WAIT William (boot & shoe only)
WATKING Walter (boot & shoe only)
Brazier & Tin Plate Worker:-
Carpenters, Joiners & Builders:-
Corn & Flour Factors:-
RUSSELL Joseph, (& cheese)
HART Thomas, (& mealman)
Curriers and Leather Sellers:-
COOKE Thomas, (& tea dealer)
Fire & Life Offices:-
Atlas - Charles Sharp
Bristol Crown, (fire) - T. W. Purchas
Bristol Union - Richard Shute, jun.
Norwich - John Holder
Phoenix, (fire) - John Cooke
Royal Exchange, (assurance) Wm. Thomas
Salamander, (fire) - David Roberts
LAYTON John, (and pattern maker)
NEWTON Joseph, (and rope maker)
Glass, China and Earthernware Dealers:-
COPE Thomas and Son
THOMAS Arnold and Son
Grocers and Retail Dealers in Cheese, Bacon, &c:-
Gun and Pistol Makers:-
George, Thomas Green Prichard
King's Head, Edmd. Waring
Nag's Head, George Evans
New Inn, John Wellington
Swan & King's Arms, John Green
ETHERIDGE Thos. (& woollen & silk mercer)
HOWELL W. (& woollen & silk mercer)
MORGAN N. (& woollen & silk mercer)
PARTRIDGE Jas. (and shoe seller)
BIGGS James, (and hop dealer)
PROSSER Charles, Wilton
TROTTER Samuel, (and hop dealer)
THACKWELL Mary, (and toy dealer)
PHILLIPS John Henry
WALWYN Thos. (& paper hanger)
Plasterers and Tilers:-
GRIFFITHS Thomas, sen.
GRIFFITHS Thomas, jun.
Plumbers and Glaziers:-
Saddlers and Harness Makers:-
BARNARD & LEVI, (& pawn brokers)
REYNOLDS James, (& nursery)
WEBB Thomas, Wilton
Straw Hat Manufacturers:-
BROOKES Samuel Philpot
HARDWICK John, (and draper)
LEWIS Jonathan, (& draper)
MORGAN Thomas, (& draper)
TYNDALL Emanuel, (& draper)
KIBBLE Jas. (and soap boiler)
THOMAS Arnold & Son, (& soap boilers)
Taverns & Public Houses:-
Barrel, William Hope
Bear, Thomas Hughes, Wilton
Butcher's Arms, William Prichard
Crown, Charles Sterrey
Green Dragon, William Deeley
Horse and Jockey, James Bird
Lamb, John Mayo
Pounds, James Partridge
Royal Oak, Thomas Tippins
Saracen's Head, Benjamin Jenkins
White Lion, Thomas Webb, Wilton
Wine and Spirit Merchants:-
PURCHAS Thomas W.
LLOYD William and Sons
MERRICK Roger and Co.
BLAKEWAY John, hosier
EVANS Thomas, breeches maker
HICKS Samuel, wire worker
HYBERT Thomas, hat manufacturer
JENKINS Thomas, M. gentleman
JENKINS Mary, glover
MORGAN James, umbrella manufac.
Stamp Office, deputy distributor, David Roberts
TAYLOR Rd. & John, timber mchts.
TRANTER John, fell-monger
WILLIAMS George, furniture broker
LONDON, Troke's Waggons, Monday and Thursday mornings at four.
BRECKNOCK, from the George, Waggons every Wednesday evening.
GLOUCESTER, Joseph Page's Waggons, Wednesday and Saturday.
HEREFORD, Joseph Page's Waggons, Tuesday and Friday.
HEREFORD, Troke's Waggons, Tuesday and Friday mornings at nine.
MONMOUTH, Robt. Jones's waggons, from the Nag's Head, Tuesday & Fri.
NEWNHAM, William Deely's Waggons, occasionally.
WORCESTER, and all parts of the North, Robert Jones, from the Nag's Head.
LONDON, the Royal Mail, from the Swan and King's Arms, at eleven every forenoon.
LONDON, from the Swan and King's Arms, Tuesdau, Thursday & Saturday, at half-past five in the morning.
LONDON, from the King's Head, every morning at four.
BATH and Bristol, from the Swan and King's Arms, (Saturdays excepted) at half past five every morning.
CARMARTHEN, The Regulator, from the Swan and King's Arms, (Sun. excepted) at eight every morning.