Collington, Herefordshire - Post Office Directory, 1863
Extract from Post Office Directory of Herefordshire, 1863Transcription by Barbara Haner © 2004
COLLINGTON is a parish, 4 miles north from Bromyard (its post town), 7 south from Tenbury, 12 from Wooferton railway station, 16 west from Worcester, 18 north-east from Hereford, in Bromyard union and county court district, Broxash hundred, Frome deanery, and Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; and is pleasantly situated on the Bromyard and Tenbury turnpike road. The church of All Saints being in a most dilapidated state, and very inconveniently situated at the extremity of the parish, a small and elegant one was erected of freestone(found in the parish), in the Early English style of architecture, on a more central site in 1856. The living is a rectory, annexed to that of Edvin Ralph, joint annual value £400, with 45 acres of glebe land, in the gift of William Lacon Childe, Esq.; the Rev. Arthur Childe, M.A., is the incumbent. The population in 1861 was 150; the acreage is 985. The soil is clay and loam. In the parish is a large gravel pit; a narrow seam of sand and gravel runs through the middle of it, on a slight elevation from north to south; the western soil has limestone, and the south-west free stone, of which the new church is built. Edmund Barnsley Higginson, Esq., is lord of the manor; and Thomas Philip Payne Wight, Esq.; W.L. Childe, Esq., Edmund Higginson, Esq., and Christ's Hospital are the chief landowners. The chief crops are wheat , barley, oats, beans, hops, and fruit. Ripplewood is the residence of T.P.P. Wight, Esq.
UNDERHILL, Ripplewood, The Bank, The Castle, Church house, Fieldhouse, The Field, and Pie Corner are places here.
Parish Clerk, William Knight.
Wight Thomas Philip Payne, esq. Ripplewood
Bayliss John, farmer, Underhill
Hemming Joseph, shoemaker, Pye corner
Lucas James, farmer, Field
Nott Thomas, farmer, Church house
Nott William, jun. farmer, Castle
Nott William, sen. farmer, Fieldhouse
Perry William, farmer & builder, Bank
Surrell Ann (Mrs.), blacksmith
Letters through Bromyard, which is the nearest money order office
[Transcribed by Barbara E. Haner in November 2004
from a personal copy of Post Office Directory of Herefordshire, 1863]