Hampton Charles, Herefordshire - Post Office Directory, 1863


Extract from Post Office Directory of Herefordshire, 1863

Transcription by Barbara Haner © 2004


HAMPTON CHARLES is a hamlet in the north-eastern division of Herefordshire, belonging to the parish of Bockleton, Worcestershire, 8 miles east from Leominster, 5 south of Tenbury, 7 north-west from Bromyard, 2 east from Hatfield, and three-quarters of a mile south of Bockleton church. It is in Broxash hundred, Bromyard union and county court district, Burford deanery, Salop archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, situated 3 miles north of the Leominster and Bromyard turnpike road. The population in 1861 was 87, and the area is 451a. 1r. The soil is clayey, subsoil stoney, and the chief crops are corn, hops, and apples. James Gregg, Esq., and J.B. Lea, Esq., are the chief landowners.



Dolphin James, farmer, Birches
Green Richard, farmer, Manor House frm
Griffiths ___, farmer, Birches
Harris Elizabeth (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Cross road
Kinsey Francis, beer & cider retailer & farmer, Heath
Moss Thomas, farmer, Bull's house
Mound John, beer & cider retailer, The Stone
Price George, wheelwright, Little Stone
Price Richard, blacksmith & cowkeeper, Holloway common
Rogers Edward, wheelwright & carpentr
Webb Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Hatfield lane

Letters received through Tenbury, which is the nearest money order office

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