Leominster, Herefordshire - Kelly's Directory, 1879


Extract from Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire, 1879

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2003


LEOMINSTER is a municipal and parliamentary borough, market and union town, head of a county court district, polling place for the county, station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway line and junction of the Leominster and Kington railway. 42¾ miles from Gloucester, 38½ south from Shrewsbury, 11½ south from Ludlow, 24½ north-by-west from Ross, 80¼ from Bristol, 49¾ from Cheltenham, 109½ from Bath, 157 from London, and 12½ north from Hereford, in the hundred of Wolphy, rural deanery of Leominster, archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford. There are three rivers running through the town: - the Lugg, Pinsley, and Kenwater. Leominster comprises one parish only, which is upwards of seven miles in length, and is divided into two parts, viz. the In-Parish and the Out-Parish, from which, however, a portion has been severed for ecclesiastical purposes, and designated "The district chapelry of St. John, Ivington". The railway station adjoins the town and an extensive trading business with Radnorshire and adjacent parts is carried on by the opening of the junction line of railway from this town to Kington and its neighbourhood, which took place in August 1858. An Act of Parliament was passed some years since for the formation of a line of railway between Worcester, Bromyard and Leominster, but, as yet, the directors have not been able to complete their works as far as Bromyard, and it is very doubtful whether the time allowed by Parliament for the execution of the work will not expire before they are able to accomplish it. The town was incorporated by ancient charter of Queen Mary: and as early as the year 1295 returned members to parliament: by the "Representation of the People Act, 1867," it now returns 1 member only. The corporation consists of a mayor, four aldermen, and twelve common councilmen. The borough magistrates (six in number) have separate jurisdiction, and hold petty sessions at the Town-Hall every Thursday at 11 a.m.; the county justices for the Leominster division meet at the county police station every alternate Friday at 12. The Local Government Act, 21 & 22 Victoria, cap. 98, has been adopted by the borough of Leominster, the Home Secretary excluding from the operation of the Act all that portion of the municipal borough known as the Out-parish of Leominster: the members of the Town Council comprise the Board: the Board acting by the council of the borough, in 1867 expended from ten to twelve thousand pounds in perfecting a system of sewerage and of water supply for the inhabitants: the water, which is pumped from their engine-house near the Station, to their reservoir at Newlands, has been pronounced by analysis to be very pure. The ordinary meetings of the Board are held on the first Tuesday in each Month.

   The town is clean in appearance: many of the streets are spacious, and it is well paved and lighted with gas; the shops are large and modern, and many of the houses are also modern and display architectural features of no mean order: there are also some fine specimens of timber-built houses, with grotesquely carved brackets, heads and gable-boards, some in good preservation and many fast hastening to decay.

   The town is undoubtedly of great antiquity, for in the year 658 Merwald, King of Mercia, built a monastery here for religious virgins, and endowed it with all the lands about the town: in 777 a great part of the town, with the nunnery, was destroyed by the ancient Britons: in 1055 the town appears to have been fortified and to have taken part in the wars at that time carried on against the Welsh, after which a garrison was put here by command of King Harold: in the reign of King John the town suffered much by the incursions of William de Braos, Lord of Brecknock, who, about the year 1207, in the absence of the troops from this town, burst into it with great impetuosity, took possession of its extensive works, and plundered and burnt the priory, together with the greatest part of the Gothic Church, and reduced the town to a heap of ruins: it was afterwards rebuilt, but suffered many subsequent misfortunes during the baronial wars; in the time of Henry IV. it was in possession of Owen Glendower after he defeated the Earl of March, and the Priory was by this Prince greatly despoiled, and the revenues of its territorial possessions appropriated to his own use; in 1539 the ancient priory of Leominster, which was the greatest of its kind in England, having larger revenues than some abbeys, was dissolved, John Glover being the last prior: and the manor belonging to the priory, with its appendages, was transferred to the Crown: its courts were abolished and the inhabitants subjected to the control of the Lords Marches: shortly after this event the inhabitants of Leominster, in large numbers, supported the interests of Princess Mary against those of Lady Jane Grey, and effectively defeated the Protestant party, who had taken possession of the old British entrenchments at Cursneh Hill, on the banks of the Pinsley, killing nearly the whole of them in open combat and summarily executing the few who survived the contest, this blow was thought by Mary to be of such importance to her cause that she heaped individual honours and preferments on those who were instrumental in obtaining the victory, and granted to the inhabitants in general their first Charter on Incorporation, dated 28th March, 1553, by which charter the court of record was established, power was given to have a separate court of quarter sessions, a gaol, coroner, certain markets, annual fairs and many other privileges; and the corporation were directed for ever to maintain a Free Grammar School out of lands and hereditaments thereby granted unto them; the ancient priory has since its dissolution undergone many alterations, and was finally incorporated in 1836 with the Union Workhouse, of which it now forms a part.

   The parish, or as it is generally styled, the priory church of SS. Peter and Paul is a large and massive structure about 125 feet square and embracing specimens of the Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular Styles, with various incongruous and debased additions; on the west is a large and stately front, with a central window in the Perpendicular Style and a smaller one of a later period richly decorated with a profusion of ball-flowers: the south side includes the porch and a row of five windows of almost unequalled splendour, also richly decorated with tracery and ball-flowers, and having an embattled top to the wall, pierced in the solid: the southern side has been described by an eminent architect to be "one of the noblest examples of this variety of Gothic architecture in existence": at the north-west corner is a massive tower, built in the Perpendicular Style within the Norman portion of the fabric, and exhibiting externally, at the upper half, Decorated windows, with embattled parapet and pinnacles, whilst the lower half comprises the round-headed Norman window and the western doorway below it, upon columns and arches of which are some rare and interesting specimens of grotesque carving and mouldings: the Norman half of the structure comprises the remains of the ancient conventual church and consists of the nave, northern aisle and western tower, with arcade, triforium and clerestory, the southern aisle of this church being wholly lost, and its site embraced within the modern half of the edifice above alluded to: the Norman nave is considered to be perfect and to be a noble specimen of the simple majesty of that style in its most unadorned form: investigations have brought to light the other portions of the Norman fabric which have been buried since the Dissolution, consisting of the foundations of the central tower, the north and south transepts, choir and presbytery, with the surrounding aisles and apsidal chapels of the latter and of a chapel and other foundations eastward of the whole, together with ancient stone coffins, tesseræ and coins; the ancient conventual edifice is stated to have ranked, in point of size, with such churches as Christ Church, Oxford and Romsey Abbey; the Norman nave was re-opened, after thorough restoration, in 1866 under the superintendence of the late Sir G. G. Scott, to which were added in 1879 (after thorough restoration) the south nave, which has stalls for the clergy and choir, a handsome oak screen and stone pulpit, with pews for the Corporation: the area of the two naves is seated with moveable chairs for the congregation; the central compartment of the great west window is stained, comprising the following subjects: - "St. Paul's Conversion," "Christ's Charge to St. Peter," and "Christ in the Garden;" the south aisle of this noble church, which contains an Early English piscine and three beautifully decorated sedilia, remains closed until a sufficient sum be raised for its restoration: it is proposed, when funds can be obtained for the purpose, to add to the south nave an apsidal chancel; the tower contains eight bells, a clock and chimes, which play every four hours; there is a very richly worked antique silver gilt chalice and paten, of, it is supposed, foreign workmanship, and probably from the Low Countries; the organ, a fine toned, beautiful instrument of large compass, was purchased by the parish in 1737: in the church and churchyard are some ancient monuments of an interesting character: and in the latter, among others, one to the memory of the grandfather and grandmother of the celebrated Mrs. Siddons and the Kembles. The register dates from the year 1549. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, endowed by private benefaction and augmented by Queen Anne's Bounty and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England: the nett value at present, with vicarage and a few acres of glebe, exclusive of surrogacy which is attached to the benefice, is £300 yearly: the Rev. Augustin Gaspard Edouart, M. A. of St. John's College, Cambridge, is the vicar. The presentations to the vicarages of St. John, Ivington, and of Stoke Prior and Docklow are vested in the vicar of Leominster.

   Here is a Catholic chapel, and there are chapels for the various denominations of Baptists, Moravians, Wesleyans, The Brethren, Primitive Methodists and local missionaries, also a Friends Meeting house.

   The ancient chapel of Le Forbury, a plain building in the Pointed Style, with a good eastern window, two low Pointed doorways and an open timber roof, was formerly used for divine service, but, like the Priory, has been subsequently used for many other purposes, and is now occupied by Thomas Sale, esq. as offices, who, having purchased the property, rebuilt it in 1861.

   There are alms-houses in the Bargates for four widows, erected in 1735 by Mrs. Hester Clark, widow, rebuilt in 1874, upon the outside of which is a double tablet with a ludicrous-looking figure of a man in a cocked hat, which had a hatchet in its right hand: but the hand having dropped off, the hatchet is now suspended against the wall. On one tablet is this couplet-

He who gives away all before he's dead
Let 'em take this hatchet and knock him on ye head."

   There are several other charities belonging to the town.

   There are Orphan Homes in Ryeland's Road, which were established in 1873 for destitute children who have lost both parents by death.

   The Town Hall was built from a design of James Cranstone, esq. of Birmingham; it is of brick in a mixed style of Italian architecture, with dressings of Bath and Grinsel Stone, having a frontage of nearly 50 feet, and about 160 feet in length: in the front are the main entrance gates and two side arched entrances, the latter leading to the council and magistrate's apartments, the former to the market; on entering through the gates, there are four spacious shops on each side with arched roof 16 feet high, and at the end of the corridor is the market, a building 125 feet long, upwards of 40 feet wide, and 23 feet high, conveniently fitted up with stalls, standings and similar arrangements, and packing rooms, back and side entrances, the whole being covered with a corrugated galvanised iron roof: in the main body of the building, over the entrance is the council chamber, a handsome room, 45 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 20 feet high, in which is a half-length portrait of Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, M.P. for Leominster in 1754, father of Frances, Countess of Essex, which lady died 1759: there are rooms for magisterial and other business and retiring rooms; over the council chamber rises a lofty cupola and clock turret, in which is fixed a handsome clock, having four dials, visible from many parts of the town, the whole being surmounted by a vane at a total height of about 70 feet: underneath the building are dry and spacious cellars, capable of stowing quantities of merchandise. The entire cost was near £3,000.

   The Butter Cross, an ancient building, erected in 1633 by John Abel, a celebrated architect of his day, who built the Town Hall, at Hereford, and several other market-houses in this and adjoining counties, and who was afterwards honoured by King Charles I. with the title of "King's Carpenter," was a wooden structure, supported by twelve oak pillars of the Ionic Order, with arches, spandrels, brackets, heads, and other ornamental carved work, and appropriate inscriptions in Latin and English, having spacious rooms over for the transaction of public business: This building is exhibited in detail, at considerable length, in " Clayton's Ancient Timber Edifices of England," and is there described as being "without doubt, the most interesting building of the kind in the Kingdom:" this beautiful example of Elizabethan timber work was in a high state of preservation, considering it had stood the blasts of 222 winters; it was taken down to give effect to the New Town Hall, up against the entrance gate of which it had stood for the above period: the old edifice was purchased by the late John Hungerford Arkwright, esq. and re-erected by him in the Grange, and converted into a handsome dwelling-house, retaining all the characteristics of its ancient style of architecture, and is now occupied by Henry Moore, esq: the following are the inscriptions at the base of the upper storey: - on the North side,- Vive Deo gratvs toti mvndo Tvmvlatvs crimine mvndatvs semper transire paratvs. West side: - Where jvstice rule there virtu flow - Vive ut post vivas sat cito si sat bene - Like columns doo vpprop the fabric of a building so noble gentri doo svpport the honor of a kingdom. South side: - in memoria £terna erit jvstvs - 1633.

   The Savings Bank, in Burgess Street is a detached building of brick, with Bath Stone dressings.

   The Corn Exchange, erected in 1850 at a cost of £4,000, has a brick front with Bath Stone copings. The hall, containing an area of 2,800 square feet, has a roof of glass, and is well provided with desks for the numerous dealers who frequent this market; when arranged for meetings it will hold 500 persons; above is a smaller room, used as a subscription reading room and news room.

   There are branches of the National Provincial, and Worcester City and County Banks in the Town. The latter is a substantial and commodious building in Corn Square erected in 1866, from designs by Henry Day, esq. of Worcester, Architect.

   There is a small brick gaol in New Street, built in 1750, and an engine-house adjoining: in the latter is preserved a curious relic of bygone days, viz., a ducking stool, said to be almost the only perfect one left in the country; the latest recorded example of its use in England occurred in Leominster in 1809: it was formerly kept in the north aisle of the church, when that portion of the edifice was in disuse.

   The Ancient Order of Foresters (Court Royal Hackluyt), and Independent Order of Odd Fellows (M. U.), and other benefit societies have been established here.

   The town is situated in the midst of a most luxuriant and fertile district, abounding with orchards, hop gardens, and fruitful valleys, producing large quantities of corn, timber, wool, bark, cider, and breeding and feeding large quantities of cattle and sheep; there is a considerable amount of traffic carried on in these products, and large quantities thereof are constantly being carried off by rail to the consuming districts. There are a few trades carried on, such as iron and brass foundry, implement works, woolstapling, malting and brickmaking, several corn mills, brewing, and gas works.

   The market day is Friday. The fairs are held on February 13th, Tuesday after Mid-Lent Sunday, May 2nd, second Friday in June, July 10th, August 4th, September 4th, Monday before the 3rd Wednesday in October, and November 8th. There is also a market held on the first Friday after December 11th , called "The great market before Christmas," and on the first Friday in every month. The corporation has obtained an Act of Parliament for the better regulation of their markets and fairs, by which many important privileges are conferred.

   The walks around Leominster are numerous, embracing the Grange, Eaton Hill, &c. Ivington Camp, and Cursnell Hill Camp, both in the parish, are worthy of a visit; the former is very extensive.

   The manor of Leominster is vested in John Hungerford Arkwright, esq. of Hampton Court, near this town.

   Area 8,096 acres; that of the borough proper, or In-parish, being 1,150 and the Out-parish 8,140 acres; rateable value, borough £15,932, Out-parish £16,887. The population of the borough and parish in a1871, which are co-extensive with the municipal and parliamentary limits, was 5,863, and the local board district, 4,749.

   Leominster comprises within the parish, besides the borough above described, the four townships of EATON HENNOR and STRETFORD; BROADWARD, BRIERLEY and WHARTON; NEWTON, STAGBATCH and CHOLSTREY; IVINGTON, HYDE ASH, and WINTERCOTT; THE EXTREME LENGTH OF THE PARISH BEING UPWARDS OF 7 MILES. The severed ecclesiastical portion of St. John's, Ivington, comprises the latter three townships.

   The church of St. John, Ivington, situated 2 miles south-west of the town, was erected in 1841, and was put in thorough repair in 1868: it consists of chancel, nave, and south aisle; over the communion table is a handsome stained window, erected to the memory of Mrs. Mary Ann Lane, formerly of the Ryelands, about a mile distant, who died 2nd November 1851: in the south aisle is a smaller window, to Mrs. Juliana Bloomfield, daughter of the above, who died 11th November 1860. The register dates from the year 1844. The living is a vicarage, endowed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners with £103 yearly, in the gift of the vicar of Leominster and held by the Rev. John Price Jones, B. D. of St. David's College, Lampeter.

   WINTERCOTT is 3 miles south-by- west; Hyde Ash 4 miles south-west; the area of the district chapelry is 5,401 acres; the population in 1871 was 808.

   National School (Ivington), John Robert Bland, master.

   EATON, 2 miles south on the River Lugg, Hennor, 3 miles south-east and Stretford, 5 miles south-east, on the Stretford Brook, form a township.

   NEWTON, 7 miles south-west, Stagbatch, 3 miles west and Cholstrey, 3 miles west form a township.

   BROADWARD, 2 miles south, on the road from Leominster to Hereford, on the River Arron, Brierley 3 south and Wharton 3 south, near Ford Station, on the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway, form a township.


Official Establishments, Local Institutions &c.    
   POST, MONEY ORDER & TELEGRAPH OFFICE, Savings Bank & Government Annuity & Insurance Office. Postmaster, John Woolley, Broad Street.    
  Box closes Letters can be registered
   London, Shrewsbury, Hereford, the South & West of England & places abroad 9.30 a.m. 9.00 a.m.
   Kington 3.45 p.m. 3.30 p.m.
   Gloucester & the South & West of England 6.45 p.m. 6.15 p.m.
   * London, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Ludlow, North & South of England, Scotland, Ireland & places abroad 7.35 p.m. 7.05 p.m.
   Hereford, Kington 10.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m.
   London, Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Stafford, North & South England, Scotland, Ireland, & places abroad 7.35 p.m. 10.00 a.m.
   Hereford, Kington 10.00 p.m.  
* Letters for this mail may be posted with an extra stamp 15 minutes after the box closes  

DELIVERY. - The first delivery commences at 7.00 a.m. the second 4.45 p.m.

ATTENDANCE. - The Office is open from 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on week days; & on Sundays from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.


Thomas Blake, esq. Lebanon, Ross; & Westminster Palace hotel & Reform Club, London s.w.
John H. Arkwright, esq. Hampton Court (Chairman)
Bonham Cornwall, esq. Leominster
Thomas Dune, esq. Bircher Hall, Leominster
The Rev. W. T. Kevill-Davies, Croft Castle, Leominster
T. W. Lane, esq. Ryelands, Leominster
Capt. C. B. Stevenson, Hennor House, Leominster
Capt. Edward N. Heygate, R. E. Bucklands, Leominster
The Rev. H. Brown, B. A. Eastham, Tenbury
Edward Otto Partridge, esq. Easton Court, Tenbury
B. L. Sanders, esq. Street Court, Kingsland
Thomas Burlton, esq. Eaton Hill, Leominster
The Rev. P. Scudamore-Stanhope, M. A. Humber Rectory, Leominster
R. Prescott Decie, esq. Bockleton Court, Tenbury
J. Lechmere M. Parkinson, esq. Ludford, Ludlow
Robert Heygate, esq. Woodlands, Docklow
J. Ashton, esq. Hatfield Court, Leominster
Richard Ingram Dansey, esq. The Sheet, Ludlow
Edward Charles Scarlet, esq, Nordan Hall, Leominster
Clerk to the Division, H. Moore, 5 & 6 Corn Square, Leominster

   Petty Sessions are held at the Town Hall every Thursday at 11.00 a.m. The following places are included in the Petty Sessional Division: -Ashton, Aston, Bodenham, Brimfield, Bircher, Brockhampton, Croft, Docklow, Eye, Eyton, Ford, Hamnish, Hampton Wafer, Hatfield, Hope, Humber, Kimbolton, Kingsland, Lawton, Leysters, Little Hereford, Longford, Lucton, Ludford, Luston, Middleton-on-the-Hill, Mileshope, Monkland, Newhampton, Newton, Orcop, Puddleston, Richard's Castle (Herefordshire), Risbury, Stoke Prior, Stockton, Upton, West Town, Westwood, Woonton, Yarpole


William Stuart Boyce, esq. M. D. (Mayor) William Daggs, esq
Nicholas Edwards, esq Thomas Burlton
Samuel Goode, esq Josiah Newman
Henry Herbert, esq William Gammidge, esq
Thomas Graves, esq Robert Hayling Woodhouse, esq
Edward Hyde, esq  
Clerk.- Henry Moore  


Thomas Bristow Stallard John Jackson
John Tertius Southall William Edward Hyde
Thomas Graves Thomas Smith
William Williams Phillips William Gammidge
Edward Gunnell Richard Christopher Boulton
Henry Thomas de Montarville Pentland James Ensoll
Michael John Ellwood James Page
James Cannop  
Treasurer, Edwin Lloyd
Town Clerk, Thomas Sale
Town Crier, William Smith


Britannia Fire & Briton Medical & General, G. Weaver, Corn Exchange
Commercial Union, J. D. Morris, 9 South Street
Norwich Union Fire & Life, J. Bedford, 8 High Street; G. Weaver, Corn Exchange
Phoenix Fire, W. Daggs, Corn Square
Provident Life, J. Rogers
Railway Passengers' (Cornhill), S. Sampson, Corn Square
Reliance Mutual Life, H. Moore, Corn Square
Royal Exchange, E. Lloyd, South Street
Royal Mariners' & General, E, Gunnell, Church Street
Scottish Equitable Life, W. Daggs, Corn Square
Shropshire & North Wales, G. Tew, High Street
Sun Fire, Saxby & Sons, 1 West Street
Union, E. Hammond, 15 Church Street
Westminster Fire, V. W. Holmes, National Provincial Bank, Broad Street
Yorkshire Fire & Life, S. Sampson, Corn Square


   Town Hall, High Street
   County Court, Arundel Rogers, esq. judge; Martin Cutler, esq. of Worcester, Treasurer; George Thomas Robinson, registrar & high bailiff; Richard Jones, sub bailiff, offices, 9 & 11 Church Street. The sittings of the court are held monthly at the Town Hall, generally on Thursdays. The jurisdiction extends to the following places, viz.: - Aymestrey, Bodenham, Birley, Croft, Docklow, Eardisland, Dilwyn, Eye, Eyton, Ford or Fordsbridge, Hampton Wafer, Hatfield, Hope-under-Dinmore, Humber, Kimbolton, Kingsland, Laysters, Leominster, Lucton, Middleton-on-the-Hill, Monkland, New Hampton, Newton, Orleton, Pudlestone, Shobdon, Stoke Prior, Stretford, Weobley and Yarpole: the Leominster county court jurisdiction in bankruptcy includes the county court districts of Bishop's Castle, Kington, Knighton, Ludlow & Presteign, having been attached thereto by order of the Lord Chancellor.
   Inland Revenue Office, Royal Oak Hotel, South Street, Frederick A'Court, supervisor of taxes; E. B. Richards. Esq. collector; William Lewis Child, officer.
   Corn Exchange, Corn Square, George Weaver, secretary.
   County Police Station, Burgess Street, Thomas Dykes, superintendent.
   Borough Gaol & Police Station, New Street, George Johnson, superintendent of Police.
   Stamp Office, C. J. Saxby, 13 High Street, sub-distributor.
   Almshouses, West Street, for four poor widows.
   Fire Engine House, New Street. The Brigade consists of superintendent & twelve men; William Smith, superintendent. There are three engines kept always in readiness.
   Herefordshire (6th) Rifle Volunteer Corps, E.C. Searlet, esq. J.P. Captain; F. A. Bird, esq. Lieutenant; E.V. Gunnell, esq. 2nd Lieutenant; J.J. Davis quarter master & secretary; John Butland, drill instructor. The orderly room is at the Town Hall.


   The Union comprises the following places: - Aymestrey, Bodenham, Croft, Docklow, Eye, Eyton Moreton & Ashton, Eyton, Ford or Fordsbridge, Hampton Wafer, Hatfield, Hope-under- Dinmore, Humber, Kimbolton, Kingsland, Laysters, Leominster, Lucton, Luston, Middleton-n-the-Hill, Monkland, New Hampton, Newton, Orleton, Pudlestone, Shobdon, Stoke Prior & Yarpole. The rateable value of the Union is £116,865.
   Board day every alternate Friday.
   Clerk, Edwin Gregg, 9 Broad Street
   Assistant Overseers, William Ross, Bridge Street; James Wilkes, 6 High Street (Out Parish)
   Collector, Alfred Moyle, 120 South Street
   Relieving Officers, Alfred Moyle, 120 South Street; R. O. Smith, Kingsland
   Vaccination Officers, John Woolley, 18 Broad Street (Borough); Alfred Moyle, 120 South Street (Bodenham); William Mason (Kingsland)
   Medical Officers, Henry de M. Pentland, 25 Bridge Street (Boro); Robert Williams (Kingsland); Samuel Staniland (Bodenham)
   Superintendent Registrar, Edwin Gregg, 9 Broad Street
   Registrars of Births & Deaths, John Woolley, 18 Broad Street (Borough); Alfred Moyle, 120 South Street (Bodenham); William Mason (Kingsland)
   Registrar of Marriages, John Woolley, 18 Broad Street; Thomas Bannister, 2 Church Street
   Workhouse, Priory, Charles Weaver, master, Rev. Henry Cooper, B. A. chaplain; Henry de Montarville Pentland, surgeon; Mrs. Harriet Weaver, matron


   Clerk, Edwin Gregg, 9 Broad Street
   Medical Officer (jointly with Hereford, Bromyard, Ledbury & Weobley), Dr. Sandford
   Inspector of nuisances, William Bound, Orleton


   The members of the Town Council comprise the Board. Ordinary meetings are held on the first Tuesday in each month
   Treasurer, William Daggs, Corn Square
   Clerk, George Thomas Robinson, Church Street
   Medical Officer, Robert Williams
   Collector of Rates, James Wilkes, jun. 6 High Street
   Surveyor & Inspector, Joseph Cox


   Clerk to Commissioners of taxes, Edwin Lloyd
   Collector of assessed, Property & Income Taxes, James Wilkes, 6 High Street
   Revising Assessors, Thomas Bannister, 2 Church Street; James Harding, 32 South Street
   Inspector of Weights & Measures, George Johnson, 23 New Street


   SS. Peter & Paul's Church , Rev. Augustin Gaspard Edouart, M. A. vicar & surrogate; Thomas Dickins, clerk
   St. John's Church, Ivington, Rev. John Price Jones, B. D. vicar
   St. Ethelbert's Catholic Chapel, Burgess Street, Rev. Charles Kerin, priest
   Trinity Free Church, Etnam Street, Rev. George Slater
   Congregational Chapel, Burgess Street, Rev. Patrick Thomson, M. A. minister
   Moravian Chapel, South Street
   Baptist Chapel, Etnam Street
   Primitive Methodist Chapel, Green Lane, ministers various
   Wesleyan Chapel, Burgess Street, ministers various
   Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, Burgess Street, ministers various
   Friends' Meeting House, South Street
   The Brethren Meeting House, Broad Street


   The National School for boys, girls & infants are held in a stone building erected in 1858 near the church, with residence adjoining for the master, & have since been considerably enlarged: there is also a British & Foreign school for boys, girls & infants held in a building erected in Bargates in 1861, at a cost of about £509.
   National, Church Street, Edward W. Jones, master: Miss Rachael Lewis, mistress; Miss Emily Clutterbuck, infants' mistress.
   National, Ivington, J. R. Bland, master.
   British, Bargates, James Gally, master; Miss Clifford, infants' mistress.


   The Great Western & London & North Western Railway Companies' Joint Station, Etnam Street, George Child, station master; Alphonso William Thackway, goods agent.
   An omnibus from the Royal Oak Hotel meets every train.


   ALTOM - Newman, 'Blue Boar', Friday
   AYMESTREY - Bywater, from the 'Elephant & Castle', Friday
   BODENHAM - Prosser & Gravenor, 'King's Head', Friday
   DELWYN - Bevan, from the 'Black Swan', Friday; Morgan, Tuesday & Friday 'White Horse'
   LUCTON - Lavender, 'Blue Boar', Friday
   PUDLESTON - Griffiths, from 'White Swan', Friday
   WEOBLEY - Evans, 'White Horse', Friday
   WIGMORE - Bywater, from 'Elephant & Castle, Friday


A'Court Frederick, 112 South Street Kerin Rev. Charles [Catholic], South Street
Allen John Arthur, 1 Hereford Road Lane Theophilus William, D.L., J.P., M.A. Ryelands
Allen Mrs. Holly Mount, Green Lane Lawton Mrs. Westgate, Bargates
Anderson Henry, Baron's Cross, Cross Lodge Lewis William, Pinsley House, Broad Street
Andrews Chas. Davis, Corn Square & Laysters Lloyd Edwin, 30 South Street
Andrews Henry, Dutton House Lloyd Miss, Bryanstone House, South Street
Baker Mrs. 40 West Street Lloyd Mrs. 7 Broad Street
Balls George, Priory House Loveridge Mrs. 2 Peel Villas
Bannister Thomas Johnson, 125 Etnam Street Loveridge Thomas, 34 Etnam Street
Barnett Samuel, M.R.C.S. Brook House, Broad street Mainwaring James, The Cedars, The Grange
Bazley John, 12 South street Marshall Mrs. 20 Broad Street
Beaumont William, 1 Ryelands Road Marshall The Misses, Holly Mount, Bargates
Beavan Mrs. 29 Broad Street Marshall Thomas, Colaba Lodge
Beck Mrs. 2 Middle Westbury Mason The Misses, Green Bank, Perseverance Road
Bedford Miss, 34 Broad Street Meacham Miss, 42 Burgess Street
Bellow John, 26 High Street Moore Henry, The Grange House
Bemand John, 26 High Street Morris Mrs. The Elms, South Street
Bemand Robert, 58 Etnam Street Munn Mrs. 9 Westfield Walk
Bevan James, 18 Etnam Street Newman Henry Stanley, 14 Broad Street
Bevan Mrs. 62 Etnam Street Newman Henry, 46 Etnam Street
Bevan Thomas, The Hyde, Ivington Newman Josiah, Buckfield
Blakeway Herbert, Stewartsville, Bargates Norgrove Charles, Westgate, Bargates
Blundell Charles, Elmley House Page James, 3 Hereford Road
Blundell Edwin, Caswall House Pentland Henry de Montarville, L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S., L.M. EDIN. Broad Street
Boyce William Stewart, M.R.C.S. 2 Bridge Street Phelps William, 101 Bargates
Bradford Miss, 28 Broad street Phillips William Williams, 44 Ryelands
Bradford Mrs. 17 Broad Street Plevy Mrs. 63 South Street
Bradley Mrs. Rose Cottage, Bargates Plummer William, 2 Mount Villas, Perseverance Road
Bright, Mrs. Claremont, Bargates Probart Thomas, 1 Worcester road
Burlington, The Misses, Buckfield Villas Robinson George Thomas, 9 Church Street
Burlton Thos. F.R.C.S. , J.P. Caswell House Rogers John, 2 Grange Walk
Caldwall Bonham, D.L., J.P. 116 Bridge Street Russell Edward, Hay Lane
Caldwall Miss, 116 bridge Street Sale Thomas, Forbury, Church Street
Carpenter James Thomas, 1 South Villas, Hereford Road Sale William Thomas, Church Street
Connop William, Buckfield Sampson Samuel, Mount Pleasant, Bargates
Daggs William, Corn Square Saxby Henry Lee, 40 Burgess Street
Davies Miss, 7 Corn Square Saxby John James, The Hawthorns
Davies Mrs. Gate House, Church Street Shanks Mrs. 40 Broad Street
Davies Rev. Henry Roberts, M.A. Gate House, Church Street Slater Rev. George [Free Church of England], Minera Place, Hereford Road
Davis John, 43 Etnam Street Smith Geo. Green, Pinsley House, Broad Street
Davis Joseph John, 47 Etnam Street Smith James Frederick, 26 Bridge Street
Davis Mrs. Poplands, Mill Street Southall Mrs. West Lodge, Burgess Street
Eason John, 70 Bargates Southall The Misses, The farm, Rainbow Lane
Edouart Rev. Augustin Gaspard, M.A. Vicarage, Church Street Stallard Thomas Bristow, 26 Broad Street
Edward Alfred, 20 Etnam Street Stephens Henry, 1 Peel Villas
Edwards Edward Nicholas, Broadward Stevenson Charles Benjamin, D.L., J.P. Hennor House
Edwards Octavius, 11 Broad Street Taylor Mrs. 28 Burgess Street
Elouis Rev. James Joseph Haydin [vicar of Eyton], 45 Etnam Street Thomas John, Cholstrey
Elrington The Misses, 22 Etnam Street Thomas Mrs. 134 South Street
Gammidge William N. 2 Burgess Street Timbury The Misses, 91 Etnam Street
Gammidge William, Bryn Glas Toogood Thomas, Westgate House
Gilkes Arthur H., Townsend Cottage, Green Lane Turner Harry, The Limes, Hereford Road
Gould The Misses, 66 South Street Turner Mrs. 40 Etnam Street
Graves Thomas, Rose Bank Tuson Walter Venner, 9 South Street
Gregg Edwin, 9 Broad Street Vale Miss, 1 Grange Walk
Griffiths Thomas, 12 Church Street Vevers Mrs. Ivington Park Farm, Ivington
Gunnell Edward, 6 Church Street Washbourne G. R., 19 Broad Street
Hammond Edward, 15 Church Street Watlings The Misses, Little Hennor
Hancock Mrs. 26 South Street Weaver George, 38 Broad Street
Harding James, 32 South Street Wells Mrs. Brunswick House, Hereford Road
Herbert Henry, Buckfield Villas White John Archer, 1 Mount Villas, Perseverance Road
Hinton George Felton, 65 South Street Winnall The Misses, Church Street
Holme Valentine Webb, Gatesfield House, Rylands Road Wood Daniel, Broadward, Hereford Road
Holmes David, M.B., L.R.C.S. EDIN. 25 Bridge Street Wood Mrs. 18 Church Street
Hughes Mrs. 46 Rylands Road Woodhouse Joseph, carpenter, 13 West Street
Hyde William Edward, M.R.C.S. 16 Church Street Woodhouse Mrs. Frances, Westbury
Ingram Thomas, 27 Mill Street Woodhouse Roberts Hayling, 38 Etnam Street
Irvine James, Poplands, Mill Street Woolfall Richard, The Model, Bargates
Jackson John, Brock Hall Yapp Mrs. The Laurels, Bargates
Jenkins Mrs. 115 Bargates Yeld George, Southfield, Hereford Road
Jenkins Mrs. 55 Etnam Street Yeld Miss, 22 Church Street
Jones Rev. John Price, B.D. [vicar of Ivington & Ford], Bankfield  


A'Court Frederick, supervisor of inland revenue, 12 South Street Langford John, wine, spirit & ale merchant, 4 Broad Street
ALEXANDERS & LOVERIDGE, general & furnishing ironmongers, bar iron & steel merchants, nail manufacturers, agricultural implement makers & oil & colour merchants, Lion Works, Broad Street Leominster & Kington Railway Co. (William Daggs, sec); office, Corn Square
Anderson Alfred, baker & confectioner, 27 West Street Leominster Corn Exchange Co. Limited (Geo. Weaver, sec)
Andrews Charles Davis, solicitor (firm, C. D. & H. Andrews), Corn Square Leominster Gas & Coke Co. Limited (Henry Newman, sec); works, Broad Street (Henry Parsons, manager)
Andrews Hy. Solicitor (firm, C. D. & H. Andrews), Corn Square Leominster Liberal Association (Thomas Cole, sec); Grafton House, Burgess Street
Andrews John, farmer, Upper House, Ivington Leominster Tract Association (Henry Stanley Newman, hon. Sec) 10 & 12 Broad Street
Ashley George, grocer, 2 Broad Street Leominster Working Men's Conservative Association (P. F. Went, sec), Burgess Street
Bailey Marianne Thomas, (Mrs.), farmer, Wharton bank Lewis Alfred, grocer for H. R. Williams & Co. importers of wines & spirits, 4 High Street
Baker & Smith, grocers & tea dealers, 23 Drapers Lane Lewis George, butcher, 45 High Street
Baker Anna (Miss), boarding & day School, 40 West Street Lewis John, miller & farmer, Cholstrey Mill
Baker Hy. Fishmonger & poulterer, & Brewery Tap, South Street Lewis Thomas, cabinet maker, 7 Mill Street
Baker Richd. Tobacconist 39, & hosier & toy dealer, 43 High Street Lloyd Edward, baker & confectioner, 1 South Street
Ballard William, watch &clock maker & jeweller, 15 South Street Lloyd Edwin, solicitor, commissioner to administer oaths, treasurer for the borough, clerk to the commissioners of taxes for Leominster district & perpetual commissioner, 28 South Street
Bannister Rebecca (Mrs.), hosier, 9 Bridge Street Lloyd Thomas, currier & leather seller, Corn Square
Bannister Thomas, clothier & registrar of Marriages & deputy registrar of births & deaths, 2 Church Street Lucas Francis, Talbot Inn, West Street
Barnett Samuel, surgeon, 27 Broad Street Ludwick Thomas, coach builder, Etnam Street
Barrington George, boot & shoe maker, 41 Bridge Street Luscott Ann (Mrs.), Black Swan, 33 West Street
Bassett James, miller, Marsh mill, 81 Bridge Street Mapp William, White Hart, 10 West street
Bateman Isaac, farmer, Bargates Mattey Eliza (Mrs.), Bridge Inn, & shopkeeper, 3 Bridge Street
Baylis John, grocer & provision merchant, & agent for W. & A. Gilbey, wine & spirit merchants, 3 & 5 Draper's Lane Meredith Thomas, farmer, Wharton Court
Bazley John, M.R.C.V.S. veterinary surgeon, 12 South Street Mifflen Charles, dairyman, New Town, Ivington
Beaman John William, currier & leather seller, 11 Broad Street Miles Frederick John, lodging house, 56 Etnam Street
Beavan Thomas, farmer, hop grower & breeder of Herefordshire cattle, The Hyde, Ivington Miles Rd. Rees, millwright, Leominster foundry, 42 West Street
Bedford George, Royal Oak Hotel, family & commercial inn & posting house, & wine & spirit merchant, South Street. Miles William Creddock, cabinet maker, 44 West Street
Bedford John, butcher, 14 High Street Miles William, draper, milliner, outfitter & sewing machine agent, 9 & 11 High Street & 10 Draper's Lane
Bedford Joseph, corn factor, 8 High Street Millhouse Henry, mason, 53 Bridge Street
Bedford Thomas James, grocer & provision dealer, 3 High Street Mills John, miller, Ivington Mill
Bedford William, farmer, Corner Cup Minton Henry, boot & shoe maker, 32 Broad Street
BELLOW JOHN & SON, general ironmongers, plumbers, braziers, tin & iron plate workers, hot water fitters, & bar iron warehouse, 26 High Street Moore Henry, solicitor, coroner for Herefordshire (Leominster District), clerk to the county & borough magistrates, clerk to the Leominster highway district board, & commissioner to administer oaths & for affidavits, Corn Square
Berkley William Rowland, farmer, 23 North Road Morris Hannah (Mrs.), dress maker, & lodging house, 9 South Street
Biddle James, Chequers, & retail brewer, Etnam Street Morris James Davis, commission agent, 9 South street
Birch William Edward, baker & confectioner, 5 Bridge Street Moyle Alfred, relieving officer, 120 South Street
Bird Susannah (Mrs.), Three Horseshoes, 15 Corn Square Moyle Benedicta (Miss), dress maker, 5 Mill Street
Blomer Charles, painter, glazier & gilder, 13 West Street Moyle Samuel, wool stapler & seedsman, 56 Bridge Street
Blomer Frederick, shopkeeper, 47 bridge Street Mytton George Edward, draper, 9 Draper's Lane
Blomer Jane (Mrs.), refreshment rooms, 16 Corn Square Nash Joseph, dinning rooms, 15 High Street
Blomer Richard, painter &c. 16 Corn Square National Provincial Bank of England (Valentine Webb Holmes, man.), Broad Street; draw on head office, London
Blundell Charles & Co. brewers, Britannia Brewery, South Street Newman & Son, grocers & tea dealers, 14 Broad Street
Blundell Edwin, miller & corn merchant, Pinsley Mill, residence Caswell House Norgrove Charles, steam saw mills, Middle Westbury
Bond Lucy (Mrs.), secondhand clothes dealer, 45 Bridge Street Oliver Walter Henry, correspondent to the 'Hereford Times', 2 Hereford Terrace, Hereford Road
Boucher William Armstrong, music & musical instrument dealer, 16 Broad Street Orphans Printing Press, printers, booksellers & publishers (George Blacklock, manager), 10 & 12 Broad Street
BOULTON GEORGE, florist, nurseryman & seedsman, green house, window, bedding, herbaceous & alpine plants, roses, shrubs & fruit trees, bulbs, exotic & hardy ferns, Azur Nursery, Perseverance Road Owens Charlotte (Mrs.), The Bell, Etnam Street
Boyce William Stewart, surgeon, 2 Bridge Street Owens John, wheelwright, 26 West Street
BRADFORD FREDERICK, saddler & harness maker, 30 Broad Street Page Henry, saddler, 12 Corn Square
Bright George, boot & shoe maker, 18 School Lane Page James & Son, builders, 114 South Street
Bright Richard, butcher, 30 High Street Page Thomas, painter & Glazier, 21 West Street
Brimfield William Morgan, builder, 38 West Street Palmer Henry Phillips, watch maker * jeweller, 18 Draper's Lane
Brown & Caffull, linen & woollen drapers & sewing machine agents, 20 high Street Palmer Mary (Mrs.), dining rooms, 5 High Street
Brown Margaret (Mrs.), refreshment rooms, 28 West street Pateshall William, farmer, Upper Hennor
Buckham John, chemist & druggist, 35 High street Pearce William, tailor & draper, 26 Etnam Street
Buckland John, tailor & draper, 15 Draper's Lane Pentland & Holmes, surgeons & physicians, 25 Bridge Street
Buckley John, coal & lime agent, 89 Etnam Street Perkins Mary Ann (Mrs.), dress maker, 34 Etnam Street
Burgoyne Susannah (Mrs.), grocer, 19 School Lane Perry William, farmer, Brick House Farm, Monkland
Caffull Susan (Miss), dress maker, Vicarage Street Phillips Charles, The Barrel, High Street
Carwardine Joseph, farmer & grazier, Cockcroft Phillips John Carter, painter & glazier, 30 West Street
Cave Edward, plumber, 16 West Street Phillips William Williams, boot, shoe & general repository, 4 West Street
Christy John, Anchor, 46 Bridge Street Philpotts William, blacksmith, Stretford
Clarke John, shopkeeper, 18 South Street Plummer & Brown (established 1825), grocers, Italian warehousemen, provision factors, & agents for W. & A. Gilbey's Wines & Spirits, Bass's Burton Ales, Guinness's Dublin Stout, sole agent for the Royal Malvern Wells Brewery, 28 High Street
Clayton Richard, White Horse, West Street Poulton Frederick, plasterer, Bridge Street
Coates Richard, tailor, 5 Corn Street Poulton Joseph, boot maker, Burgess Street
Colcomb Ann (Mrs.), Bird in Hand, 44 Broad Street Poulton William, china & glass dealer, painter &c. 21 Draper's Lane
Coleman Edward William, farmer, Eaton Hall Poulton William, shoe maker, 19 Burgess Street
Coleman James, Prince of Wales, 121 Bridge Street Pounds William, beer retailer, 30 Bridge Street
Coleman Rebecca (Mrs.), fellmonger & leather dresser, 18 Bridge Street Powell John, milliner & tailor, 19 High Street
Colley Christopher Thomas jun. Grocer, corn factor, baker & confectioner, Bargates Powell Thomas, laundry, 13 Prospect Terrace, Hereford Road
Colley Christopher Thomas sen. Grocer & corn factor, 35 Bargates Pratt Harriet (Miss), shoe warehouse, 37 High Street
Colley Henry, farmer, Marlbrook Preece Jane J. (Miss), dress maker, 45 West Street
Collins & Hammond, drapers &c, 14 Draper's Lane Preece Thomas & Sons, agricultural implement & machine makers & ironfounders, Vulcan implement works, West Street
Collins William, fancy repository & hair dresser, 5 South Street Price Samuel, linen & woollen draper, 34 High Street
Connop James, farmer, hop grower & breeder of Herefordshire cattle, Knoakes Court, Ivington Price Sarah (Mrs.), laundress, 23 Hereford Road
Cooke Henry, cabinet maker, 5 Church Street & 17 Rylands Road Price William, Greyhound Inn, & farmer, Rainbow Lane
Cox James, boarding & day school, Grange House Pritchard James, Bull's Head, 48 West Street
Cox Jane (Mrs.), dress maker, 11 Etnam Street Pritchard John, cowkeeper, Baron's Cross
Cox Joseph, builder, Broad Street Pritchard Thomas, Elephant & Castle, maltster, 6 West Street
Coxall Samuel Lloyd, blacksmith, 41 Broad Street Prosser Samuel, Radnorshire Arms, & farmer & haulier, 85 Bargates
Crick John Henry, baker & confectioner, 8 West Street Prosser William, confectioner & baker, 45 Etnam Street
Cross William, hair dresser, 14 West Street Prosser William, shopkeeper, 23 Bridge Street
Crundel Walter James, watch & clock maker, 6 Broad Street Prothero Thomas, farmer, Vine Cottage, Bridge Street
CULLIS GEORGE, grocer & provision merchant, 4 Corn Street Prothero Thomas, jun. Farmer, Broad Farm, Bridge Street
Cullis John Bedford, butcher & grazier; horses gigs & traps for hire, 17 Corn Square Proudman John Cook, farm bailiff to Henry Cook, esq. Upper Wintercott, Ivington
Daggs William, manager of the Worcester City & County Bank Limited (branch), Corn Square Pugh George, boot & shoe maker, 33 Etnam Street
Daniel Mary (Mrs.), tripe dresser, 7 School Lane Pugh George, jun. Boot & shoe maker, 27 High Street
Davenport Thomas George, cooper, 15 Broad street Pugh Henry, stone mason, Bargates
Davies Anne (Mrs.), farmer, Chipp's House, Ivington Pugh John, butcher, 3 Corn Street
Davies George, locksmith & bell hanger, 57 Etnam Street Radnor Thomas, farmer & cattle dealer, Lower House, Ivington
Davies Joseph, painter & glazier, & fancy repos. 41 High Street Rendalls James, agent Prudential Assurance, 5 Perseverance Road
Davis David Frederick, pharmaceutical chemist, 2 High Street Reynolds Charles, White swan, Etnam Street
Davis Edward Henry, jun. Furniture van proprietor & coal agent, 123 Etnam Street Reynolds William, farmer, Hyde Ash
Davis Elizabeth (Miss), preparatory School, 43 Etnam Street Rickitts James, shopkeeper, 121 Bridge Street
Davis George, locksmith & bell hanger, 57 Etnam Street Ridley John Valentine, baker, 46 South Street
Davis George, whitesmith & bell hanger, 51 Etnam Street Roberts & Mapp, carriage builders, South Street
Davis Henry, basket maker, 13 Bridge Street Roberts George, farmer, Ebnall
Davis Joseph John, builder, contractor, timber merchant & building material dealer, Etnam Street Robinson George Thomas, solicitor, commissioner to administer oaths in the supreme court & for affidavits, registrar & high bailiff of the county court & clerk to the urban sanitary authorities, 9 Church Street
Davis Margaret (Mrs.), tallow chandler, 32 High Street Robinson Henry, shopkeeper, 27 Bridge Street
Davis William John, surveyor of roads to Leominster High Way District, 6 Bridge Street Rogers John, brick & tile maker, Baron's Cross
Deakin William, Blue Boar, 21 Broad Street Ross Henry, boot & shoe maker, 17 Draper's Lane
Devall Samuel, hat manufacturer, 24 West Street Rowland Charles, Crown & Sceptre, 22 Bridge Street
Dipple Mary (Mrs.), lodging House, 87 Etnam street Rudd Henry, farm bailiff to Mr. George Smith, The Leasowes
Doherty Charles James, grocer & provision dealer, 66 Bridge Street, & coffee House, 73 Etnam Street Sale & Son, solicitors, perpetual commissioners, & commissioners to administer oaths, & for affidavits, The Forbury, Church Street
Dowding James, tailor, 25 Hereford Road Sale Thomas, solicitor & Town Clerk (firm, Sale & Son), Forbury, Church Street
Downes Henry, blacksmith, Wharton Sale William Thomas, solicitor, & Clerk to School attendance committee (firm, Sale & Son), Forbury, Church Street
Dunne Alfred, shoe maker, Ivington Sargeant Ann (Mrs.), King's Head, South Street
Durham Joseph, carpenter, & The Hop Pole, 40 Bridge Street Savings Bank (John Tertius Southall, treasurer; George Weaver, actuary), Burgess Street
Dykes Thomas, superintendent of Police for Leominster & Wigmore Division, 16 Burgess Street Saxby & Sons, grocers, 1 West Street
Eason John, chemist, 70 Bargates Saxby Charles James, printer & bookseller, 13 High Street
EDWARDS & WEAVER, auctioneers, valuers, surveyors & accountants, Corn Exchange Offices; &1 King Street, Hereford Scandrett John, tailor & draper, 1 Corn Street
Edwards Caroline (Mrs.), tobacconist, 121 Etnam street Seaborn John, Golden Cross, 49 West Street
Edwards Charles builder & contractor Seager Elizabeth (Mrs.), fish salesman, & fruiterer & game dealer, 31 High Street & 25 & 27 Etnam Street
Edwards Charles, brick layer, Barons Cross Seager William, fishmonger & greengrocer, 9 Draper's Lane
Edwards Octavius, surgeon, 11 Broad Street Seal John, farm bailiff to John Jackson, esq. Little Stretford
Edwards Sarah (Mrs.), farmer, Lower Wintercott, Ivington Sharp David, wool merchant & fellmonger, 92 South Street & Ink Mill
Ellwood Michael John, operative, analytical & agricultural chemist, 25 Draper's Lane Sheen Elizabeth (Mrs.), cider retailer, Ivington
Ensoll James, farmer, 138 South Street Shinn Walter, Pheasant Inn, 48 Bridge Street
Evans Edward Juson, grocer, & photographer & picture frame dealer, 54 & 62 South Street Shrewsbury & Shropshire Coal Co. (of Shrewsbury), coal &c. merchants (William Heath, agent), Railway Station
Farr Elizabeth (Mrs.), milliner, 22 Draper's Lane Smith Edmund, coal merchant & slate & timber agent, 90 Etnam Street
Fencott Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Eaton Farm Smith Eliza (Mrs.), White Lion, Etnam Street
Fields Mercantile Co. Limited, coal merchants & building materials dealers. (Arthur Gregory, salesman), Railway Station Smith Elizabeth (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 9 School Lane
Fletcher Sl farmer & butcher, Summergalls & 29 West Street Smith George Green, Solicitor & commissioner for oaths, Pinsley House, Broad Street
Forster Mrs. Preparatory School, Bargates Smith George, butcher & grazier, 17 Etnam Street
Foster James Northwood, glove manufacturer, 47 Bargates Smith Henry Meredith, farm bailiff to Mrs. Vevers, farmer, hop grower & breeder of Herefordshire cattle, Ivington Park Farm, Ivington
Franklin William, shopkeeper, 41 West Street Smith Henry, butcher, 20 Draper's Lane
Freeman Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 51 West Street Smith Thomas, shopkeeper, 35 Etnam Street
Freeman Thomas, cooper, 3 West Street Smith Thomas, tea dealer, grocer & provision merchant, 25 High Street
Froysell & Urwick, grocers & provision factors, 38 High Street Smith Walter, farm bailiff to captain Stevens, Stretford Bury
Gammidge & Son, linen & woollen drapers, 1 Broad Street Smith William, town crier, bill poster &c. 68 South Street
Gammidge William, drapers' valuer, 1 Broad Street Southall & Co. wholesale & retail linen & woollen drapers, 27 Draper's Lane & 1 Corn Square
Geassent William James, insurance agent, 26 Church street Stallard Thomas Bristow, wholesale wine & spirit merchant, agent for J. W. & J. V. Stallard's Worcester Ales, Burton ales & Watkins Dublin stout, 26 broad Street
George M. E. building material dealer & timber merchant (Edmund Smith, agent), 90 Etnam street Stanton Edward, Baron's Cross Inn, Baron's Cross
Girls' Training & Industrial Home (Miss A. A. Davies, lady superintendent), 7 Corn Square Stanway William, wine & spirit dealer, 11 South Street
Godfrey Benjamin, farmer, Brierley Steele William, blacksmith, Ivington
Goode George, ironmonger, plumber, brazier, gas & hot water apparatus fitter, 36 High Street Taylor John, farm bailiff to Daniel Wood, esq. Broadward, Hereford Road
Goode Samuel, farmer & hop grower, Ivington, Bury Taylor Martha (Mrs.), provision dealer, 25 Bridge Street
Graves & Co. linen & woollen drapers, silk mercers, general mourning wareho. & carpet warehousemen, 22 & 24 High Street Taylor Thomas John, jewel case maker, 95 Bridge Street
Green James Hyde, boys boarding school, Barons Cross Tedstone William, farmer, Widgeon Hill
Greenhouse Edward Harris, clothier & outfitter, 2 West Street Tew George, grocer & provision dealer, 16 High Street
Greenhouse James Luggar, fancy repository, 29 High Street Thomas Charles, Bowling Green, 74 South Street
Greenhouse James, saddler & harness maker, 9 West Street Thomas Charles, butcher, dairyman & grazier, licensed to saddle horses, gigs & traps, 3 & 5 School Lane & 100 Lower Bridge Street
Gregg Edwin, solicitor, clerk to the guardians & superintendent registrar, 9 Broad Street Thomas Harley, farmer, Stagbatch
Griffiths Henry, boot & shoe maker, 109 Etnam Street Timbury Sussannah & Sarah (Misses), boarding school, 91 Etnam Street
Griffiths James, boot & shoe maker, 2 & 7 South Street Tombs Matthew, chemist, druggist & seedsman, 21 High Street
Griffiths James, wheelwright & farmer, Aulden, Ivington Tomkins Thomas, watch & clock maker, 7 West Street
Griffiths John, shopkeeper, 63 Etnam street Tudge John, farmer, hop grower & grazier, Ivington Court, Ivington
Griffiths William, farmer & hop grower, Brierley Tudge Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Cholstrey
Grubb William, basket maker, 10 School lane Tunks Abraham, beer retailer & brick maker, Baron's Cross
Gunnell Edward, wine & spirit merchant & ale & porter merchant. 1 High Street, residence, 6 Church Street Vale William, farmer, 35 South Street
Gurney Henry, shopkeeper, 56 Middle Westbury Vernals Benjamin, pump maker & carpenter, 23 West Street
Harden John Webb, grocer, tea dealer, provision & corn merchant, The Globe tea Supply. 16 South Street Wainwright Humphrey, farmer, New Town
Harper James, confectioner & baker, 13 Draper's Lane Wall William, smith & bell hanger, South Street
Harper John, hatter, 8 Corn Street Warburton William, greengrocer, 11 bridge Street
Harper Thomas, shopkeeper, 44 West Street Water Works (James Morris, engineer)
Harris George, coal & lime merchant, Hay Lane & Rainbow Street Watkins George, grocer &c. 23 Broad Street
Harris George, shopkeeper, 36 South Street Watkins John, grocer, 51 Bridge Street
Harris John, shopkeeper, 10 New Street Weaver & Son, boot & shoe makers, 1 Draper's Lane & Market Place
Harris John, shopkeeper, 11 Bargates Weaver Frances (Mrs.), straw bonnet maker, 25 West Street
Hart George, hair dresser, 8 Broad Street Weaver Isaac, boot & shoe maker, 18 High Street
Hayes Rd. boarding & day school for boys, Light House, Bridge Street Weaver John, confectioner & refreshment rooms, & Bakers' Arms, 3 Church Street
Haynes James, cooper, 19 West Street Webb Thomas, accountant, 5 Broad Street
Heather Eliza (Mrs.), ladies' school, Barons Cross Webb Thomas, millinery & ladies outfitting warehouse, 5 Broad Street
Herefordshire (6th) Rifle Volunteers (E.C. Scarlet, captain; John Butland, drill instructor), Orderly room Town Hall Wells Jane (Mrs.), ladies' school, South Street
Higginson Thomas, beer retailer, 61 Bargates Welsby William, shopkeeper, 67 Bridge Street
Hill John Roberts, veterinary surgeon, Hyde Ash Went Harriet (Mrs.), bookseller, stationer, circulating library & printer, 10 South Street
Hill William, mason & shopkeeper, 22 Burgess Street West Elizabeth (Mrs.), Berlin wool & fancy repos, 2 Corn Street
Hinton George, farmer & grazier, The Rug West Joseph William, chemist & druggist, 10 high Street
Holland John Richard, corn & provision dealer, 36 West Street Whettall Henry, shopkeeper, 90 South Street
Holland Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Barons Cross White John Archer, tailor & draper, 23 High Street
Holme Henry, cabinet maker & upholsterer, 10 Corn Street Wilkes James, ironmonger, 6 High Street
Holmes David, M.B., L.R.C.S. EDIN. Physician & surgeon (firm, Pentland & Holmes), 25 Bridge Street Wilkes James, jun. rate & tax collector & assistant overseer for the Out-Parish, 6 High Street
Holmes Frederick, china & glass & earthenware dealer, 12 West Street Wilkis Mary Hooper (Mrs.), milliner, 6 High Street
Holmes Valentine Webb, manager of the National Provincial Bank of England (branch), 19 Broad Street Williams Arthur, farmer, Hyde Ash
Hudson Ellen (Miss), preparatory School, 42 Broad Street Williams John, general & hardware dealer, 19 Bridge Street
Hughes James Richard, boot & shoe maker, 31 West Street Williams William, greengrocer, 35 Bridge Street
Hyde William Edward, surgeon, 16 Church Street Wilson George, chimney sweeper, 43 New Street
Ingram Thomas, grazier, Mill Street Wilson John, New Inn, 7 Burgess Street
Irvine James, estate agent to the Right Hon. Lord Rodney, Berrington Hall, Poplands, Mill Street Winnall Mary Ann & Louisa (Misses), ladies school, Church Street
Jackson John, farmer, Brock Hall Wood Edwin, grocer &c. 1 Mill Street
James William Albert, Cross Keys, 31 Bridge Street Wood Sarah (Mrs.), boarding house, 41 Etnam Street
Jay John, monumental mason, 6 Bargates Wood William Frederick, watch & clock maker, 33 High Street
Jenkins Benjamin & Sons clothiers, 7 High Street & 8 Draper's Lane Woodhouse Joseph Carpenter, solicitor, West Street
Jenkins William, Duke's Arms, 75 Etnam Street Woodhouse Robert Hayling, who. hop & seed merchant, 6 South Street
Johnson, George, superintendent of Borough Police, 22 New Street Woolfall Richard, maltster, Bargates
Jones Joseph Spencer, rope & twine manufacturer, 6 Corn Street Woolley John, bookseller, binder, printer, Stationer, news agent, post office & registrar of births, deaths & marriages, 18 Broad Street
Jones Robert, photographic artist, 36 Broad Street Worcester City & County Banking Co. Limited (William Daggs manager), Corn Square; draw on London Joint Stock Bank
Jones Stephen, supt. Prudential Life Insurance, 71 Etnam Street Wormington Elizabeth (Mrs.), Golden Lion, 69 Bridge Street
Juson John, baker, 49 Bridge Street Wrigglesworth Frederick, dining rooms, 31 Broad Street
Kinnersley William, farmer, Dishley Court Wynde George, shoe maker, 43 Bridge Street
Lane Henry James, boot & shoe maker, 7 Church Street Yapp Edward, butcher, 3 South Street
Lane John, grocer, 24 Draper's Lane  


[Transcribed by Richard Lane in January 2003
from a copy of Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire, 1879 in Hereford Central Library]