Directory of Woolhope 1851

E. C. Lascelles, Publishers.


Woolhope, a wide and extensive Parish, is situated about eight miles from Hereford, and the same distance from Ledbury. This locality, like most other parts of the county, abounds with fine planted orchards and hop gardens. Buckenhill is a Township to this Parish.

The Church, a venerable old building, is situated at the end of the Village; it is built with stone, and has a square tower without spire. The Rev. Francis Merewether, M. A., Rector; Messrs. Daniel Biggs and Thomas Sowdon, Churchwardens, Mr. William Wood, Clerk. Service - 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

There are two Schools, principally supported by the Rector and Lady Emily Foley, they are situated in the Village, near the Church. Average number of scholars, 50. Mr. Charles Watkins, Master; Ann Watkins, Mistress.


Gentry, Trade, Farmers, etc:-

SMITH Mr. John

SOWDON Thomas, Esq., Stone House

BOOTH Henry W., Esq., Wessington Court

BADHAM Wm., farmer, Canwood Farm

BIGGS David, farmer, Crews

CARLESS Caroline, shopkeeper

CHARLES Wm., farmer, Hopyard House, Buckenhill

COLE Wm., farmer, Broadmoor

DAVIES George, boot and shoemaker

DAVIES John, miller and farmer, Alford Mill

DAW Robert, beer retailer and timber merchant, The Oak

FIELD Richard, farmer, Hyde

GODSALL Anthony, farmer, Park Farm

GRIFFITHS Joseph, farmer, Stoney Farm

HODGES John, farmer, Copyhold Farm

HOLYFIELD Charles, shopkeeper

JONES Edwin, cider retailer, Gurney's Oak

JONES Thomas, blacksmith

LLOYD James, boot and shoemaker

MAILES Peter, victualler, The Crown

MAILES Wm., surgeon

MORGAN William, carpenter, Jessamine Cottage

PHILLIPS Richard, farmer, Overbury

PITT Abraham, farmer, Yare Farm

POWELL Francis, farmer, Upper Buckenhill

POWELL John, farmer, Lower Buckenhill

POWELL Wm., farmer, Sopness

RAVENHILL Ann, farmer, Woodcroft

ROBERTS Benjamin, farmer, Fish Pool Hill, Buckenhill

SLADE Solomon, farmer, Lower Buckenhill

TAYLOR Thomas, farmer, Broadmoor

WEBB Sarah, farmer and wheelwright, Dockelwell, Buckenhill

WHITE John, farmer, Welchester

WINNIATT Wm., farmer, Bent Orchard

WINTER Eliza, shopkeeper

WOOD Wm., boot and shoemaker