Kelly's Post Office Directory of

Tibberton 1870


TIBBERTON is a parish consisting of scattered dwellings, 5 miles north-west from Gloucester, 4 north from the station on the South Wales line of railway, and three-and-a-quarter south-east from Newent; it is situated on the Newent road, which intersects the township, and is in the Western division of the county, duchy of Lancaster (but anciently in the hundred of Botloe), Newent union and county court district, rural deanery of The Forest, archdeaconry of Gloucester and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church of the Holy Trinity consists of nave, chancel, aisle, porch, with a tower at the west end, pointed and covered with tiles, and containing 3 bells. The living is a rectory, yearly value £350, with residence, and 6 acres of glebe land attached, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. Honywood D'Obyns Yates Scott, M. A., of Trinity College, Cambridge. There is a British school; also a Wesleyan chapel. The charities are about £10 yearly value, and there are four almshouses newly erected. Tibberton Court, the seat of W. P. Price, esq., M. P., D. L., and Meredith, the seat of Lady Wedderburn, are situated here. The chief landowner is W. P. Price, esq., M. P., D. L., who is also lord of the manor. The soil is of deep loamy clay, and produced abundant crops of every kind of grass, corn, and fruits for cider and perry; the subsoil is marl and rock. The area is 1,400 acres, the great part of which is under tillage; the population in 1861 was 391; gross estimated rental, £3,136; rateable value £2,839.

Parish Clerk - George Stephens.

Letters through Gloucester arrive at 9 a.m. ; pillar box cleared at 5.10 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Newent.

British School (boys and girls), Enos Webb, master.

Carriers - Billingham, from Taynton to Gloucester, passes through Wednesday & Saturday, returning same days.


OAKEY Mr. Giles


PRICE William Edwin, edq., M. P., J. P., Tibberton Court; & Reform & Naval & Military clubs, London s.w.

PRICE William Philip, esq., M. P., D. L., Tibberton Court; & Brooks & Reform clubs, London, s.w.

SCOTT Rev. Honywood D'Obyns Yates, M. A. (rector)



WEDDERBURN Sir David, bart. Meredith

WEDDERBURN Lady, Meredith



BALDWIN Esther (Mrs.), butcher

BUTLER Edwin, farmer, Palmer's farm

DOBBS Jas., farmer, Merriman's farm

FLUCK Emanuel, builder & shopkeeper

HOOPER Elizabeth (Mrs.), miller, Tibberton mill

LEECH Thomas, cattle dealer

LOVERIDGE John, farmer

NEED George, farmer, Wade's End farm

PALMER Benj., farmer, Brickhouse farm

PHELPS Daniel, farmer

PRIDAY Thomas, farmer, Vobin farm

SMITH Frances (Mrs.), farmer, Morse's farm

SMITH Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Bird's End farm

STEPHENS George, shopkeeper

STEPHENS Thomas, shopkeeper & baker

TAYLOR Hannah (Miss), blacksmith

TEAGUE William,& Charles, builders

TEAGUE John, shoe maker

YOUNG Thomas, shopkeeper