Humber, Herefordshire - Kelly's Directory, 1856


Extract from Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire, 1856

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2002


HUMBER, is a township and parish, 3 miles east- south-east from Leominster Station, 13 from Hereford, and 160 from London, in Wolphy Hundred, Leominster Union, electoral and petty Sessional division, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; situated on the Worcester and Bromyard turnpike roads. The church of St. Mary is a small stone building; has tower, nave, porch, chancel, and organ. The living is a rectory, worth about £80 yearly, with residence and 132 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor; The Rev. Octavius Pitt Goodrich, B.A. is the incumbent. There is a Free School. The population in 1851, of Humber Township was 61, and the acreage of the parish is 1,362. The soil is clayey. Higford David Burrs, Esq., is the lord of the manor and chief landowner.

   The township of RISBURY is partly within this parish, in which it has 203 inhabitants.

   UPPER, LOWER, and LITTLE PRIDELTON< The Court, and Wood Farm, are places here.

Goodrich Rev. Octavius Pitt, B.A. Rectory
Bailey Henry, farmer, Upper Pridelton Mason Thomas, farmer, The Court
Gatehouse Wm., farmer, Lower Pridelton Newman James, farmer, Wood
Jones Edward, farmer, Little Pridelton Phillips James, parish clerk
Badger Sarah, shopkeeper Lippett Sarah (Mrs.), farmer
Fraser Thomas, miller, Risbury Mill Maund James, boot and shoemaker
Jenks John, boot and shoemaker Morgan George, farmer
Lambert William, farmer, Risbury Court  

   Letters through Leominster, which is the nearest money order office

[Transcribed by Richard Lane in December 2002
from a copy of Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire, 1856 in Hereford Central Library]