Ashperton, Herefordshire - Post Office Directory, 1863


Extract from Post Office Directory of Herefordshire, 1863

Transcription by Barbara Haner © 2004


ASHPERTON 6 miles from north-west from Ledbury, on the Hereford and Worcester railway, is a parish, in Radlow hundred, Ledbury union, rural deanery of South Frome, and Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric. The church of St. Bartholomew is an old building of stone, having a porch, and square castellated tower containing 4 bells. The date of the earliest register is 1537. The living is a chapelry annexed to the vicarage of Stretton Grandison; joint annual value £600, in the gift of the Rev. John Hopton, M.A., of Canon Frome Court, and held by the Rev. John Buckle, M.A., St. Mary's Hall, Oxon. There is a National mixed school for 80 children. The population in 1861 was 534, acreage 1,715. The Rev. John Hopton, M.A. is chief landowner. It is in Ledbury county court district.

Parish Clerk, John Chamberlain.





Buckle Rev. John, M.A. ParsonageGregg Sidney, esq.




Able John, farmer, Vicarage farm
Allies Thomas, farmer, Avenbury court
Burgwin George, beer retlr. & shopkpr
Cale Jeremiah, coal, timber & cider merchant & farmer
Cale William, spade tree maker
Chamberlain John, shopkpr. & parish clk
Dutson Joseph, wheelwright
Dutson Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Verzons
Dutson William, carpenter
Fenn Thomas, tailor, Woodsend
Fincher Thomas, shopkeeper
Howell Edward, butcher
Howells Caroline (Miss), shopkeeper
Humphreys William, smith
Johnson Joseph, carpenter
Lane Robert, farmer, Tuston's farm
Palmer John, farmer, Woodsend
Philpotts Thomas, farmer, Hausnet
Pitt Stephen, farmer, Wassington
Pudge James, farmer, Moorend
Simmonds Edward, shoemaker
Taylor Thomas, farmer, Roaks
Taylor, Thomas, wheelwright
Treherne Henry, farmer, Lower town
Woodyatt Rebecca (Mrs.), farmer, Lower town


National Mixed School, Charles Humphrey, master; Miss Elizabeth Bevan, mistress


[Transcribed by Barbara E. Haner in February 2004
from a personal copy of Post Office Directory of Herefordshire, 1863]