Maisemore, Gloucestershire


Extract from Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire, 1861

Transcribed by Brian Kings in Geraldton, West Australia © 1996

"MAISEMORE is a township, village, and parish, distant 2 miles north-west from the Gloucester railway station, 3 miles south-east from Hartpury, bounded on the east by the navigable river Severn, and on the west by the Hereford and Gloucester canal, in the Dudstone and King's Barton hundred, Gloucester union, county court district, archdeaconry and deanery, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, East Gloucestershire.

A branch of the river Severn is here crossed by a bridge, which was rebuilt on the restoration of peace after the siege of Gloucester. The church of St. Giles is a stone building, and consists of a nave and chancel, with a handsome embattled tower at the west end containing 6 bells; the chancel was restored in 1844 by the then Bisop of Gloucester. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued at 89 Pounds, with the residence and 3 acres of glebe land, in the patronage of the Bishop of Gloucester, and held by the Rev. George Harmer, M.A.. Maisemore lodge, the seat of J, Ford Sevier, Esq., stands on an elevation, commanding a fine prospect over the Severn.

The population in 1861 was 516. The parish contains 1,758 acres of rich meadow pasture, and arable land; rateable value 3,600 Pounds. The soil varies with the situation; on the banks of the Severn it is a red loamy clay, but on the higher parts, gravel."

"SPRING HILL, Persh, Saltbox, Court Farm, Watersend, Bridgend, and Northend are places here. Overton was a Roman settlement."

CRAWLEY Misses   Spring Hill
HARMER Rev. George, M.A.   Parsonage house
CHANDLER Thomas Ship (Innkpr) Maisemore
CLARK John blacksmith Maisemore
ETHERIDGE Henry builder Maisemore
HAVILAND George tailer Maisemore
HIAM George builder Saltbox
HOOPER George shopkeeper & postmstr Maisemore
MORRIS Thomas farmer Court farm
OAKEY Joseph Bell (Innkpr) Maisemore
POOLE Jesse blacksmith Maisemore
PRICE John Rice shoemaker Maisemore
PROSSER Richard wheelwright & crpntr Maisemore
STEPHENS Charles farmer Bridge End farm
STEPHENS Joseph coal merchant Maisemore
SURMAN William farmer Rectory farm
VALLENDER George farmer North End farm
VALLENDER William butcher Maisemore
VALLENDER William White Hart (Innkpr) Maisemore
WADLEY Thomas farmer Overton farm
WADLEY William farmer  
WHITE Edwin farmer Overton farm
WILLIAMS Amos yoeman Maisemore

POST OFFICE.- George Hooper, sub postmaster. Letters arrive from - Gloucester at 7:30 a.m.; dispatched at 6:20 p.m.. The nearest money order office is at Gloucester.

BROOKS, from Bromsberrow & Redmarley, to Gloucester, monday, wednesday & saturday, returning same days.
WATTS, from Ashelworth & Hartpury, to Gloucester, monday, wednesday & saturday, returning same days.
BEALE, from Eldersfield, to Gloucester, every saturday, returning same day.

[Transcribed by Brian Kings in Geraldton, West Australia on 1st October 1996]