Morris & Co. Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of

Uley 1876


ULEY is a village and parish in Dursley union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1230, and in 1871, 1156 inhabitants, and 1492 acres; in the deanery of Dursley, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Berkeley, West Gloucestershire; 2 and a half miles east from Dursley, 4 south from Frocester and 5 east from Berkeley Road Stations on the Bristol and Birmingham Railway. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Charles Chapman Browne, M.A., is valued at £250 per annum, with residence and 15 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor. The church is a modern built Gothic edifice, dedicated to St. Matthew, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower containing one bell and a clock. The Baptists and Independents have places of worship here. There is a National School for children of both sexes. Uley Bury hill was formerly a Roman encampment, and coins and other Roman remains have been found in the neighbourhood at various times. A tumulus, or place of sepulchre, was also discovered at Westhill, in 1821. The poor have charitable bequests producing about £8 per annum. The village feast is held annually on the first Sunday in September. The rateable value of this parish is £3758.


Clergy, Gentry, and Private Residents

BAINES Arthur, Rsq., Uley house

BORRER John H, Esq., J.P., Angeston grange

BROWNE Rev. Charles Chapman, M.A., The Rectory

BROWNE Mrs. Mary Ann L., Stoutshill

CAVE Mr. John, Berry Bower cottage

DAUNCEY Mrs. Anne, Rose villa

DAUNCEY Mrs. Sophia

EVANS Mr. Samuel, Uley mills

FORBES Colonel George

HARRISON Ann, Sibley house

HILL Mr Thomas, The Green

HOLLOWAY Mr. Cornelius Harris

HUDSON Rev. John Clare, B.A., curate, Buckle house


JACKSON Mrs. Jane, The green

JAMES Francis James, Esq.

JOYNES Francis James, Esq., Cross bank

LUSTY Mr. William

NORRIS Mr. Michael, White court

OSBORNE Mrs., Bencombe

ROBERTS Miss Thomasine Jane, Uley lodge

ROLT Miss Sarah, Rockstowes

SMITH Mrs. Rhoda, Barnwell

SMYTHE Mrs., Richmond cottage

TAYLOR Rev. W.C., (Baptist)


Trades and Professions

BAGLIN George, "Lower Crown" and wood turner

BAILEY Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, Newbrook farm

BLOODWORTH Charles, farmer, Windsor cottage

BLOODWORTH Edwin, shopkeeper

BLOODWORTH Joseph, farmer, Uley field

BURNETT John, farmer, Mutterall farm

CLARKE Mrs. Mary, farmer, Elcombe farm

EVANS Thomas, farmer, Ragland farm

FISHER Edward Adolphus, beer retailer

FISHER Miss Eliza, apartments, Union

FORD George, shopkeeper and schoolmaster, White court

FORD George, Jun., postmaster, draper, and baker

HALE Matthew, carpenter

HIBBEARD Jacob, gardener

HILL William, farmer, Street farm

HURCOMBE Sidney, butcher and grocer

JAMES Francis James, surgeon

KILMINSTER Matthew, shoemaker

LEACH Benjamin William, boarding and day school, assistant overseer, and registrar of births and deaths for Uley district, Buckle house

LEACH Mrs. Margaret, ladies' boarding and day school, Buckle house

LEONARD John, beer retailer

LUSTY Alfred, farmer, Street

LUSTY Henry, miller

LUSTY James, manufacturer of spade and shovel handles, hand and sledge hammer shafts, &c., Rockstowes mill

LUSTY Samuel Sebastian, farmer, Silver Stream farm

MARTIN Frederick & Son, timber merchants, spade tree manufacturers, and saw mill proprietors, Marsh mill

MARTIN Charles, (firm of Frederick Martin & Son); h. Marsh house

MARTIN John, timber merchant, saw will proprietor, and farmer, Court house

NORRIS Thomas, farmer, Coldharbour farm

NORRIS Thomas William, carpenter, wheelwright, and farmer, White court

PARK Daniel, blacksmith

PEARCE Mrs. Augusta, shopkeeper

PITCHER Mrs. Ann, farmer, Hodgcombe farm

POWELL Daniel, beer retailer

POWELL Edwin, shive and spile turner

POWELL Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, Lye farm

POWELL George, farmer, Hyde hill

POWELL James, "Old Crown" hotel, and farmer

POWELL Peter, baker

PRICE Mrs. Charlotte, brewer and malster

RICHMOND George, beer retailer

RIDDIFORD Henry, tailor

RUDGE George Edward, parish clerk

SELLICK John, builder, contractor, stone and monumental mason, timber merchant, cabinet maker, and undertaker; and at Dursley

SMITH Edwin, shopkeeper

SMITH Llewellyn, grocer, draper, and tailor, The Green

SMYTHE Arthur, Railway clerk, Richmond cottage

SNOW Edwin, carpenter, wheelwright, and blacksmith

SUMMERS George, "King's Head"

TANNER Frederick, carpenter

TILLEY Henry, plasterer

TILLEY Walter, painter, plumber, and glazier

TIMBRELL Mrs., bonnett maker, Union place

TRULL Mrs. Anna Maria, shopkeeper

VICK Robert Davey, carpenter, joiner, undertaker, French polisher, and furniture repairer, The Green

WHERRET Thomas, miller and farmer, Rockstowes mill; h. Sycamore villa

WILKINS John, farmer

WOODCOCK John, farmer

WORKMAN Thomas, shopkeeper

Post Office and Postal Telegraph Office - George Ford, Jun., postmaster. Letters delivered at 8.15 a.m. Money orders granted and paid, and savings bank and annuity business transacted, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Telegraph Office - Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Sundays from 8 to 10 a.m.

Registrar of Births and Deaths for Uley district - Benjamin William Leach