Bodenham, Herefordshire - Trade Directory, 1862


Extract from Trade Directory of Herefordshire, 1862

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2002


BODENHAM is a Parish and village 6 miles south from Leominster, 1½ east from Dinmore Station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway, and 8 North from Hereford. The Church of St. Michael is a substantial stone building in the early English style, with square tower containing five bells, and an excellent clock, the gift of John Arkwright, Esq., of Hampton Court. The living is a vicarage in this gentleman's patronage, its value with residence, £686 yearly. There is a small chapel for Wesleyans, and a free school for boys and girls. From Dinmore Hill, 1½ miles northwest, you have an extensive and beautiful prospect. There are several good farms in this parish, chiefly growing apples, hops, wheat, and beans. John Arkwright, Esq., is Lord of the Manor. In 1851 the population was 1,113, and the acreage 4,976 acres. BOWLEY, THE MOOR, MAUND BRYAN, and WHITECHURCH MAUND, are townships in this parish.

Clergy and Gentry
Arkwright Rev. H., Vicarage Gibson W., Esq., Hill House
Burchall J. H., Esq., Broadfield Court  
Trades and Professions
Baker, Joseph, farmer, Maund Court Harford, John, Parish Clerk and Collector
Bray, Mr., farmer, Dewdales Hope Hill, Mr., surgeon, Pent House
Burlton, T., farmer Holloway, Joseph, farmer
Colebourne, Jno., farmer, Bodenham Court Hyde, John, Miller, Riffin's Mill
Daniel, Joseph, butcher & shopkeeper Hyde, Melin, farmer, Lower Broadfield
Davies, Edward, farmer, Maund Farm Lait, William, stonemason and grocer
Dykes, Jno., cider retailer, Saffrons Cross Lewis, James, farmer, Howton
Edwards, Mrs., Sarah, farmer, Pigeon House Moreton, James, Free School master; Mrs. Jane Moreton, mistress
Fowler, William, farmer, Holbatch Perkins, Samuel, farmer, Woodhouse
Glading, William, head carpenter to Jno. Arkwright, Esq. Phillips, Richard, farmer, Richland
Green, Fras, Englands Gate Powell, Richard, farmer, Maund
Griffiths, Joseph, farmer, Millcroft Price, Mary Ann, farmer, Bowley Town
Griffiths, William, Blacksmith, Builder, and Wheelwright, Poolhead Pritchard, William, farmer, Brockingtow

[Transcribed by Richard Lane in December 2002
from an original edition of this 1862 Trade Directory in Hereford Central Library]