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Humber, Herefordshire - Trade Directory, 1863

Extract from Trade Directory of Herefordshire, 1863

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2002


HUMBER is a parish, with scattered population, 3 miles east-south-east from Leominster Station, 13 north from Hereford, and 160 from London, in Wolphy hundred, Leominster union, county court district, electoral and petty Sessional division and rural deanery, and Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; situated a little on the south side of the Leominster and Bromyard turnpike roads. St. Mary is a small stone building, and has tower, nave, porch, chancel, and organ. The living is a rectory, worth £80 yearly, with residence and 132 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor; Rev. Octavius Pitt Goodrich, B.A., is the incumbent. There is a Free School at Risbury. The population in 1861 was 251; the acreage is 1,494: the soil is clayey. Higford David Burns, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner.

   RISBURY township is partly within this parish, and partly in Stoke Prior.


   Parish Clerk, James Phillips.

Goodrich Rev. Octavius Pitt, B.A. [rector], Rectory  
Bemand Robert, farmer, Wood Farm Mason Thomas, farmer, The Court
Crump Wm. Farmer, Upper Pridelton Vale Mark, farmer, Newhous
Gatehouse Wm. Farmer, Low. Pridelton  
Griffiths Edward, farmer & castrator, Little Maidenhead Lippett Sarah, (Mrs.), farmer, Low Brook
Jenks John, boot & shoe maker Maund James, boot & shoe maker
Lambert Henry, miller, Risbury Mill Morgan George, farmer, Butt Oak Gate.
Lambert William, farmer, Risbury Court  

   Letters through Leominster, which is the nearest money order office

[Transcribed by Richard Lane in December 2002
from an original edition of this 1863 Trade Directory in Hereford Central Library]