Bishop's Frome, Herefordshire - Post Office Directory, 1863


Extract from Post Office Directory of Herefordshire, 1863

Transcription by Barbara Haner © 2004


BISHOP'S FROME is a large parish, 8 miles north-north-west from Ledbury, 12 north-east from Hereford, and 5 from Bromyard, in the Radlow hundred, Bromyard union and county court district, rural deanery of Frome, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; it includes five townships, BISHOP'S FROME, EGGLETON, HALMOND'S FROME, LEADON WALTON, and STANDFORD REGIS. The church of St. Mary is a fine building, partly in the Norman style, with porch, and a square embattled tower containing clock and 6 bells; the interior has east and west aisles, one gallery, an organ, and a fine Norman arch; the eastern windows contain handsomely stained glass, giving nine pictorial illustrations of the birth and death of Our Savior, the Crucifixion being in the centre; there are many ancient tombs and monuments; the chancel has been rebuilt within the last few years, and the whole church repaired and beautified. The register dates from 1564. The living, is a vicarage; value, £630 per annum, with residence; the Rev. William Parsons Hopton, M.A., of Trinity College, Oxford, is the vicar; and the Rev. John Hopton, M.A., of Canon Frome is the patron. There are several charities; and a National school for boys and girls, principally supported by the vicar; these schools are both in one building. .The population in 1861 exclusive of Eggleton, was 1,014; the acreage is 3,926.Mr. James Mutlow and Mr. John Browne are the principal landowners.

EGGLETON township is in Ledbury union and Radlow hundred, with 630 acres, and a population in 1861 of 164. The land belongs to E. Poole, Esq.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Farmer.



Brown John, esq. Hall court
Caddick Edward esq. Leadon court
Hopton Rev. William Parsons, M.A., J.P. Vicarage
Mutlow Mrs. Ann, Paunton court
Abel Thomas, farmer, Upper Walton


Allcott James, farmer, Walcott
Baylis William, wheelwright
Brown Richard, farmer, Browntree
Brown Thomas, farmer, Birches
Bullock Michael, wheelwright
Chambers Wm. farmer, Lower house
Coldwell John, miller, Paunton mill
Cook Thomas, farmer, Cheney Court
Cooper James, stonemason
Dilworth Joseph, nailmaker
Dowding Francis, farmer, Frome court
Dutson William, Green Dragon
Edwards James, farmer, Dove fields
Gardiner James, farmer, Batchfields
Gittings Richard, tailor
Harding John, farmer, Walton
Higgins William, farmer, Instone
Hill James, farmer, White house
Hill James, grocer
Hodges Agnes (Mrs.), beer retailer
Hodges Richard, farmer,
Holmes Richard, farmer. Hill
Imms John, farmer, Wellington
Jones Richard, farmer. Lower Walton
Loggen Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Vine tree
Morris Samuel, farmer
Mutlow James, farmer, Paunton
Probert William, Wheatsheaf
Pudge William, butcher
Pulling Joseph, carpenter
Sandford Thomas, tailor
Shepherd William, shopkeeper
Smith William, miller, Court mill
Taylor Nathaniel, farmer, Millfield
Vale Robert, farmer, Furrows
Vale Wm. Farmer, Hallmond's Frome
Watkins John, smith
Wilkins Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Letters through Bromyard are delivered at 9.15a.m.; dispatched at 3.35 p.m. Bromyard is the nearest money order office

National School, Thomas Farmer, master; Miss. Elizabeth Farmer, mistress
CARRIER TO WORCESTER.---Samuel Morris, wednesday & saturday

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