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Blakemere, Herefordshire - Trade Directory, 1863

Extract from Trade Directory of Herefordshire, 1863

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2002

BLAKEMERE.

BLAKEMERE, or Blackmere, is a parish and village, 11 miles west from Hereford Railway Station, 8 north-west from Abbey Dore, 10 east from Hay, and 155 from London, in Webtree hundred, Weobley union, and Hereford county court district, rural deanery, archdeaconry and bishopric; it is situated on the Hereford and Hay road. The church of St. Leonard is an old stone building, with small tower; it has nave, porch, chancel and font. The living is a vicarage, annexed to that of Preston-on-Wye, joint annual value £250, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Hereford: The Rev. Edward Howells, M.A., of Christ Church, Oxford, is the incumbent, and the Rev. Henry Bernard Marshall, B.A., is curate. There is an infant school here. The population in 1861 was 175; the acreage is 1,127. The soil is sandy; the subsoil is sandstone, Sir Velters Cornewall, Bart., is lord of the manor; The Rev. H. Lee-Warner, of Tibberton Court, Mr. J. Mathews, Mr. W. Matthews, and Mr. Wm. Allford, are chief landowners.

   KINLEY, WOODLAND HOUSE, LOWER GODWAY, and HOLYWELL, are places here.

   Parish Clerk, James Price.

Allford William, farmer, Lower Godway Jones Thomas, blacksmith, Holywell
Ambury Jas. Farmer, Lower Blakemere Mathews John, farmer, Woodland Ho.
Bowyer Amos, Plough, and builder Morgan Thomas, carpenter
Davies William, farmer Phillips Benjamin, shopkeeper
Davis George, wheelwright Price John, shoemaker
Haywood Henry, farmer & land agent, & steward to Sir Velters Cornewall, bart. Blakemere House Price William, shoemaker
Holl Robert, farmer, Kinley Saunders William, tailor, Holywell
Howells C. shoemaker Williams John, shopkeeper & mason, Holywell

   Infant School, Mrs. Frances Meredith.

   Letters through Hereford, which is the nearest money order office.

[Transcribed by Richard Lane in December 2002
from an original edition of this 1863 Trade Directory in Hereford Central Library]