Canon Frome, Herefordshire - Post Office Directory, 1863


Extract from Post Office Directory of Herefordshire, 1863

Transcription by Barbara Haner © 2004


CANON FROME is a small parish, distant 7 miles north-west from Ledbury, in Radlow hundred, Ledbury union and county court district, Frome rural deanery, and Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric. The church of St. James has been lately rebuilt; the tower, which is square and turreted, contains 3 bells. The living is a rectory, valued at £200, with a commodious parsonage house rebuilt in 1844; the Rev. John Hopton, M.A., J.P., is the patron, rector and lord of the manor, and resides at Canon Frome Court, a handsome modern mansion, adjoining the church. The population in 1861 was 115; acreage 1,005. The soil is clayey, but rich.

WHITE HOUSE, Lower House, and Suffield with the demesne, are the principal farms.



Hopton Rev. John, M.A., J.P., Canon Frome Court


Hooper Joseph, farmer, Suffolk
Jones John, blacksmith
Pitt Francis, farmer, White house
Taylor John, farmer, Red castle

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

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