Leominster, Extract from E.C. Lascelles Directory of Herefordshire, 1851


Extract from E.C. Lascelles Directory of Herefordshire, 1851

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2002


LEOMINSTER, a small Market Town, situated in a pleasant valley, is 136 miles from London, 13 from Hereford, 14 from Presteign, 14 from Kington, and 11 from Ludlow. The town is delightfully situated in a beautiful and healthy neighbourhood, surrounded on every side by scenery of the most picturesque and romantic character. The surrounding country is interspersed with extensive woods, and an abundance of water, The Rivers Lugg and Arrow, and other smaller ones, running through the immediate neighbourhood, which contribute much to the beauty of the scenery, as well as to the advantage of the inhabitants. The roads are good, and the approach to the town from Hereford exceedingly romantic and pleasant. The town has a remarkably clean and respectable appearance; the streets are good, abounding with shops containing all the comforts and necessaries of life. There are many houses bearing the semblance of great antiquity, being ornamented with a variety of figures and devices, carved of wood, many of which are still in a high state of preservation, and many through the despoiling hand of time much defaced.

   This town was formerly in a very flourishing condition, but owing to the great reduction in the prices of agricultural produce, is at present time in a very depressed state. The walks around are pleasant, and the various streams and rivulets with which this neighbourhood abounds, affords amusement and recreation to the lovers of angling,- trout and other fish being very plentiful. There are numerous flour mills around the town, which through the regular and plentiful supply of water, are enabled to carry on an extensive trade.

   The Municipal affairs are managed by a Mayor and Corporation, and the interests of the town are carefully watched over by two Members who represent it. The population in 1841 numbered 4916, and the census of the present year (1851) 4191, but this does not include the Out Parish of Leominster. John Arkwright, Esq., of Hampton Court, is Lord of the Manor.

   The Camp at Ivington, once the scene of Bardic Worship and Instruction, must be regarded by every tourist with feelings of interest and pleasure. A tradition has existed from the earliest ages that there is a subterraneous passage between this Camp and Leominster Priory. Some Years ago an attempt was made to discover this passage by opening an excavation in the Priory Green, and at a depth of twelve feet a human skeleton, of very large dimensions, was found, with various other things, all of which have contributed greatly to strengthen the opinion which many have formed respecting it.

   The Parish Church is a remarkably fine specimen of gothic architecture. Of the original Church nothing now remains but the back aisle; of this, the north side, is of unequalled antiquity: the wall is of amazing thickness, having a very singular and arched door-way, with a smaller one within it, and six very curious windows, which are the admiration of every visitor; three of these only remain perfect, time having demolished the other three. The interior contains the nave and north aisles of the ancient Church, separated by massive columns, with round arches, above which are rude arched windows. On the south side are a corresponding row of columns, which formerly separated the nave from the south aisle of the church. Both of these aisles were fitted with altars, dedicated to particular Saints.

   On the west side was the grand entrance, and here is a very beautiful doorway having a recessed arch, with three pillars on each side, whose capitals are ornamented with sculptures of foliage, a couchant man, a tiger, and snakes entwined round branches, birds, &c. The lower part of the tower is of Saxon workmanship. Whoever examines this ancient building will readily discover the style of its architecture. The interior was formerly fitted up as a Collegiate Church, with stalls, chantries, and chapels. On the 18th March 1700, this structure was partly destroyed by fire through the carelessness of some plumbers, who were repairing the roof. The cost of repairing amounted to £14,541 18s. 1d.

   The interior part of the south side, now used for Divine Service, is modern, and particularly neat. The roof is supported on a row of Tuscan pillars. The pews, composed of oak, are regularly disposed. At the west end is the font, over which is a gallery supported by handsome Corinthian pillars. There is no chancel, the Communion Table being divided from the body of the Church by neat railing. The altar piece represents the Lord's Supper, from Reubens, and the whole length figures of Moses and Aaron. This Church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul.

   Besides the tower, in which are a clock, eight bells, and chimes which play every fourth hour, there is, on the south west angle of the Church, a spire, in which is a small bell rung on prayer days. Most of the ancient monuments were destroyed by the fire. Rev. Charles Sweet Escott, B.A., Vicar; Mr. John Philpotts and Mr. William Bennett, Churchwardens; Mr. Jonathan Huxley, Sexton; Mr. George Barnes, Organist; Mr. John William Dickins, Clerk. Services - 11 a.m., and 6.30 p.m.; Wednesday, 6.30 p.m.

   IVINGTON CHURCH is a small neat stone erection, without tower or spire; built in 1842, dedicated to St. John. Rev. George Henry Kirwood, M.A., Curate; Mr. Wm. George, Clerk. Service - 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.

   LLEWELLYN CHAPEL, Burgess Street, formerly a Presbyterian, but since the introduction of a new faith by a late minister, they now claim no connection with any other sect; they are styled the Llewellyns. Rev. Joseph Banghham Froysell, Minister. Service - 10.30 a.m., 2.30 p.m., 6 p.m.

   FRIENDS' MEETING HOUSE, in South Street, is a neat and substantial square brick building. Service - Sunday and Wednesday, 10.30 a.m.

   MORAVIAN CHAPEL, in South Street, is a small but neat erection, to which is attached a house and school room, in which the present Minister, The Rev. James Lang, conducts a private day school. Service - 10.30 a.m., 6.30 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m.

   PARTICULAR BAPTIST CHAPEL, situated in Etnam Street, is a small brick building, erected 1771, and containing about 350 sittings. Rev. Maurice Jones, Minister. Service - 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday 7 p.m.

   PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL, situated in Green Lane, is a small neat brick building; erected 1839. No Minister stated. Services - 11 a.m., 1.30 p.m., 6 p.m. Tuesday 7.30 p.m.

   PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL, Stockton. No stated Minister. Services - 2.30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

   WESLEYAN CENTENARY Chapel is a plain brick building, in Burgess Street. Supplied by Circuit Preachers, Services - 10.30 a.m., 2.30 p.m., 6 p.m.

   INFANT SCHOOL, in the Priory, is recently erected, and arranged in every way suited for the purpose intended. Average number of scholars, 50. Catherine Smith, Mistress; Frances Clement, Sub-Mistress.

   INFANT SCHOOL, Middle Marsh. Mary Bird, Mistress. Average number of scholars, 50.

   NATIONAL SCHOOL, in Church Street, are held in a building formerly used as a Place of Worship, as late as the beginning of the last century. It is of very antique appearance, with pointed windows. Average number of scholars, 140. Edward Wells, Master; Jane Wells, Mistress.

   NATIONAL SCHOOLS, Ivington, are well arranged and commodious rooms, situated opposite the Church; built 1849. William George, Master; Emma Allen, Governess. Average number of scholars, 60.

   THE TOWN HALL, situated at the top of Broad Street, is a building consisting of upper and lower floors. The upper is used for public meetings, transacting Magisterial and other business, and the lower ones as poultry and butter market. It is a building of singular construction, and was erected A. D. 1633, by the celebrated architect, John Abel. It is composed of timber and plaster, and ornamented with curious grotesque carvings, and stands on twelve pillars. The brackets of the arches above the pillars, and the upper part of the building, display a profusion of carving. Numerous compartments are formed by the disposal of the beams at the sides and ends of the structure, which exhibit various shields of the arms of those who contributed to defray the expense of raising it, on which are inscribed the following sentences:-

   On the south side-

Vive Deo gratus, toti mundo tumulatus crimini mundatus, semper transire paratus.

   On the east side-

Where justice reigns, there virtue flows.
Sat cito, si sat bene.
As columns do support the fabric of a building, so noble gentry do sub-prop the honour of a State.

   On the north side-

In memoria aeterna erit justis, 1633

   The Magistrates hold their petty Sessions here every Thursday.

   BOROUGH GAOL, New Street, Mr. John McCrohon, Superintendent.

   THE COUNTY COURT is held at the King's Arms, in Corn Street; office in the Corn Market. John Morris Herbert, Esq., Judge, Thomas Watkin Maddy, Esq., Clerk; Mr. Robert Phillips, High Bailiff; Mr. George Thomas Robinson, Assistant Clerk. The County Magistrates' Meetings are also held here every Friday.

   THE THEATRE, in Burgess Street, is a small building, in which, through want of support, no dramatic performance has taken place for some time past.

   CHARITIES. - At the top of the Bar Gates are four Almshouses, for the support of four poor widows. In a niche, in the centre of the building, is a stone figure, holding a hatchet in his hand; on each side of it is a tablet, that on the left bears the following inscription: -

He that gives away all
Before he is dead,
Let 'em take this hatchet,
And knock him on ye head.

On the right of the figure we find the following: -

ANNO DOM. 1735.
This Hospital was erected
by Esther Clark, Wid-
dow, and endowed at her
death with Twenty pounds
Per Annum, for four decay'd
Widows, each to have
Five pounds per year, fifty
Shillings every* six months,
Paid them by the Trustees

* This letter e in the word every is placed according to the original.

   THE UNION WORKHOUSE in the Priory, was originally an asylum of consecrated virgins, afterwards a receptacle of monks. The north side still remains unaltered, being distinguished by several Saxon windows, now walled up by lancet windows, and strong buttresses. It is a large and well-arranged building, to which considerable addition has been made, of recent date. The site upon which the modern part has been erected, is exceedingly good and healthy. Major Evans, Chairmen; Mr. Robert Langdon, Governor; Ann Langdon, Matron; Mr. Henry Griffiths, Surgeon; Mrs. Tringham, Schoolmistress; T. W. Davies, Esq., Clerk; Mr. Richard Thomas Jones, Relieving Officer.

   THE CORN RETURN OFFICE is in Turnbull Street. Mr. Benjamin Lewis Thomas, Inspector.

   THE EXCISE OFFICE is situated in Turnbull Street. Mr. Samuel Cathcart, Collector; Mr. Henry Lutwiche, Supervisor; Mr. Thomas Chaplin, Clerk; Mr. Benjamin Lewis Thomas, Officer.

   THE CORN EXCHANGE is situated at the bottom of Corn Street. It is a small building, supported by stone pillars, erected by the Corporation A. D., MDCCCIII.

   THE SHEEP AND PIG MARKET, in Rainbow Lane, is small, but arranged with pens for the convenience of those farmers who attend there.

   STAMP OFFICE, High Street. Mr. John Went, Distributor.

    GAS WORKS, situated in the Marsh. Mr. Francis Hay, Manager; Mr. Edward Wells, Clerk.



With the Out Parish, including the following places, with their distances from the town:- Ryelands, about ½ mile; Broadward, 1 mile; Eaton, 1 mile; Newtown, 1 mile; Brierley, 2 miles; Colstrey, 2 miles; Stagbach, 2 miles; Stretford, 3 miles; Wharton, 3 miles; Ivington and Park, 3½ miles; Alden, 4 miles; Hennor, 4 miles; Hide, 4 miles; Wintercott, 4 miles.

Arrowsmith Rev. Wm. Robson, Curate of Lingen and Byton, Church StreetKinnersley Miss Elizabeth, Colaba Cottage, Stretford
Bach Misses Elizabeth and Margaret, South StreetLane Robert, Esq., County Magistrate, The Ryelands
Balls Mr. George, Church StreetLang Rev. James, Minister of the Moravian Chapel, Day School, South Street
Barrar Mrs. Ann, Etnam StreetLewes Mr. Hugh Aythan, Broad Street
Barrow Mr. Richard James, Copper Hall, South StreetLewis Mr. Wm., Church Street
Bateman Mr. John, Bar GatesLewis Rev. David, Baptist Minister, Etnam Street
Bateman, Mr. Isaac, Bar GatesManwaring Mr. John, Cockcroft
Bevan Mrs. Mary, Upper HydeManwaring, Mrs. Elizabeth, South Street
Bowen Mrs. Ann, Buckfield PlaceMarshall Mr. Thomas, Broad Street
Brayen Mr. Thomas, South StreetMatthews Mr. Timothy, Etnam Street
Brick Mrs. Rebecca, Mill StreetMorris Mrs. Ann, Broad Street
Caldwell Bonham, Esq., County Magistrate, Broad StreetNewman Mr. Henry, Etnam Street
Chilcote Mrs. Anna Maria, Bar GatesNewman Wm., Esq., Magistrate, Etnam Street
Clarke Miss Esther Catherine, Middle MarshPember Mrs., Eliza, Etnam Street
Clarke Mr. John, Etnam StreetPoker Mr. Philip, Buckfield Place
Coleman Mrs. Ann, Corn MarketPrice Mrs. Elizabeth, Westfield Cottage
Cooke Mrs. Elizabeth, Etnam StreetProctor Miss Mary, Upper Marsh
Davies Miss Ann, Etnam StreetPyefinch Mrs. Sarah, Etnam Street
Davies Thomas, Esq., Church StreetRoberts Mr. John P., Middle Marsh
Davis Mr. Thomas, Etnam StreetRoberts Mrs. Martha, South Street
Davis Mr. Wm., Duke's WalkRogers Miss Sarah, Grange Cottage
Dipple Mr. Samuel, Etnam StreetShore Mrs. Mary, Copper Hall, South Street
Edwards Mrs. Ann, PriorySmith, Mrs. Ann, Bar Gates
Edwards Mrs. Mary, BroadwardSouthall Mr. John, Mount Pleasant, Bar Gates
Elliott Mr. James, Bolthopth's Green, Near BroadwardSouthall Mrs. Mary, The Farm, Rainbow Lane
Elrington Miss Catherine, Etnam StreetStanway, Mr. Wm., Middle Marsh
Escott Rev. Charles Sweet, B.A., Vicar, Church StreetTaylor Rev. John Peirpoint, Curate of Eye, Green Lane
Forty Mrs. Sarah, Bar GatesTudor Miss Rebecca, West Street
Froysell Rev. Joseph Bangham, Minister of the Burgess Street Chapel, Burgess StreetTurner Mr. Charles Ernest, Etnam Street
Green Mrs. Ann, South StreetWainwright Mr. Samuel, Roseland Cottage
Gregory Mrs. Elizabeth, South StreetWestwood Mrs. Ann, Etnam Street
Harris Mr. Frederick, Rose HillWeyman, Stagbach House
Harvey Mrs. Sarah, Etnam StreetWharton Miss Ann, New Street
Hodges Mrs. Hannah, South StreetWilkes Mrs. Elizabeth, West Street
Holland Mr. Richard, Etnam StreetWilliams Mrs. Mary, Middle Marsh
Holland Mr. Trevor, China Cottage, CobnashWinnal Mrs. Eleanor, Middle Marsh
Howis Mr. Charles, South StreetWoodhouse Francis, Esq., Magistrate, h Westbury.
Jones Miss Mary Ann, South StreetWoodhouse Mrs. G., Etnam Street
Jones Rev. Maurice, Baptist Minister, Etnam StreetWoolley Mrs. Elizabeth, Etnam Street
Alford Alfred, beer retailer, and spade tree maker, Mill StreetLurcott Elizabeth, shopkeeper, South Street
Alford James, victualler, Golden Cross, West StreetLurcott William, tailor & draper, Corn Street
Allen Ann, King's Arms Commercial, family Hotel, and Posting House, Corn StreetLyth John, earthenware dealer, The Dingle
Anderson Sidney, baker, and flour dealer, West StreetMann Robert, cooper, West Street
Anthony William, hair dresser, perfumer, and cutler, Draper's LaneManwaring Edward, corn miller, Etnam Street, h South Street
Archer George, shopkeeper, School LaneMarshall John, surgeon, Church Street
Archer Richard, wood turner and wheelwright, West StreetMartin William, hair dresser, School Lane
Archibald Henry James, Road Surveyor, bar GatesMattey Diana, victualler, The White Swan, Etnam Street
Baird Mary, Infant School Governess, Burgess StreetMattey Elizabeth, china, glass, and earthen ware dealer, South Street
Baker James, grocer, &c., h Draper's laneMattey George, victualler, hatter, and shopkeeper, Bridge Inn, Middle marsh
Baker James, maltster, Broad StreetMattey Henry, plumber, glazier, painter and paper-hanger, South Street
Baker T. and J., grocers and tea dealers, Draper's LaneMattey John, auctioneer and appraiser, Etnam Street
Baker Thomas, grocer, &c., h Draper's laneMaynard John, currier & leather cutter, Burgess Street
Bannister Sarah, woolstapler, Woollen manufacturer and dyer, Waterloo House, Upper marshMcCrohon John, Superintendent of Borough, Gaol, New Street
Barnes George, Organist at the Church, Church StreetMeredith Edward William, grocer and tea dealer, Iron Cross
Bateman Edward, farmer, Pool FarmMeredith Edward William, ironmonger, &c., h Upper Westbury
Beard Henry, baker and flour seller, School LaneMeredith Jonathan, farmer, Broadward
Beard Thomas, baker and flour dealer, Etnam StreetMiell Isaac, rope maker, Mill Street
Beavan Thomas, Steward to Sir Edward Henry Vaughan Colt, Bart., West StreetMiell Thomas, rope maker, Lower Marsh
Bechtle William, confectioner and fancy biscuit baker, High StreetMiles Richard Preece, Millwright, Etnam Street
Bedford Elizabeth, butcher and grazier, Corn marketMiles Richard, millwright, South Street
Bedford George, butcher, h Etnam StreetMilnes Henry, solicitor, h Broad Street
Bedford Henry, maltster and corn factor, Broad StreetMorris Herbert, farmer, Wharton
Bedford John, butcher, Corn MarketMorris James Davies, coach proprietor, South Street
Bedford John, solicitor, Turnbull StreetMorris James, hop, seed and corn merchant, Turnbull Street
Bedford Mr. James, Manager of National and Provincial Bank of England, Broad StreetMorris John, carpenter and joiner, Middle Marsh
Bedford William, farmer, Broad StreetMorris John, farmer, Newtown
Beech John, victualler, Bull's Head, West StreetMorris Richard, butcher, Middle Marsh
Bennett William farmer, Stretford BuryMorris William, tailor, and cider retailer, Broad Street
Bird Edward, boot & shoemaker, High StreetMoyll George, tailor, Middle Marsh
Bird Elizabeth, victualler, Baron's Cross, CholstreyNash John, rope and twine maker, Bar Gates
Bird Susanna, shopkeeper, Westfield House, CobnashNash Martha, tailor & clothier, West Street
Blomer, Jeremiah, painter, gilder, and paper hanger, West StreetNational and Provincial Bank of England, Broad Street; Bedford James, Manager; Draw on London Joint Stock Banking Company; open from 10 to 3, Market Day till 4
Bluck Timothy, farmer, NewtownNeale William, broker, nail and pattern maker, South Street
Bodenham James, coach builder and beer retailer, Crown, Upper MarshNewton George, wheelwright, Lower Marsh
Boulton John, builder, carpenter and joiner, West StreetNicholls John, currier & leather cutter, Draper's Lane
Bradford Edward, tailor, Lower MarshNicholls Richard Crowe, watch & clock maker, High Street, h Middle marsh
Bradford Edward, tailor, School LaneNicholls William, baker & flour dealer, High Street
Bradford John, plumber, ironmonger, brazier and tin plate worker, High StreetNoakes James, victualler & shopkeeper, Crown Inn, High Street
Bradford John, saddler and harness maker, Broad StreetOwen Ann, milliner, & straw bonnet maker, West Street
Bridgewater Frances, linen and woollen draper, h Etnam StreetOwen Phoebe, shopkeeper, New Street
Bridgewater William, victualler, farmer, and maltster, Black Swan, West StreetPage Edward, victualler, Anchor, Middle Marsh
Bright George, boot, shoe and nail manufacturer, School LanePage James, builder, South Street
Brimfield James, bricklayer and plasterer, Bar GatesPage Richard, hat manufacturer, High Street
Brown James, haulier, Broad StreetPage Thomas, glazier & painter, West Street
Burlton Thomas, Surgeon, and Mayor of Leominster, Church StreetPassey Amelia, confectioner & fruiterer, Draper's Lane
Bury Benjamin, victualler, Millwright's Arms, West StreetPearce George Robert, woolstapler, Middle Marsh
Bush James, painter, plumber, and glazier, Draper's LanePearce George, baker & flour seller, Bar Gates
Caffull Susan, milliner and dress maker, Vicarage StreetPearce Rhoda, straw bonnet manufacturer, Middle marsh
Caldicott Robert, corn miller, CholstreyPearce William, shopkeeper, Etnam Street
Caldicott William, corn miller, Lower MarshPember James, farmer, Widgeon Hill, near Eaton and Stretford
Caldwell William, beer retailer, Royal Oak, WhartonPendry Thomas, tailor, Church Street
Carwardine George, cider retailer, Etnam StreetPerry Maria, milliner & dress maker, Corn market
Carwardine Joseph, farmer and cattle dealer, The WignallsPerry William, accountant, Corn market
Chambers Amira, milliner and dress maker, PrioryPerry William, farmer & cattle dealer, Cholstrey
Cheshire Edward, grocer, tea and provision dealer, Draper's LanePhillips John, cider retailer, Mill Street
Cheshire James, victualler, Elephant and Castle, West StreetPhillips Sarah, milliner & straw bonnet maker, Broad Street
Chilcott James Valentine, printer and publisher; general newspaper agent: and Agent for the General Life and Fire Insurance Company, Broad StreetPhilpotts John, grazier, Etnam Street
Clement Henry, woolstapler, PrioryPhilpotts William, blacksmith, Stretford
Clements Frances, Superintendent Mistress of Infant School, h PrioryPinch Ann, milliner & dress maker, Etnam Street
Clift Edward, coach builder, h South StreetPinch John, boot & shoemaker, Etnam Street
Coake Isaac, grocer, tea and provision dealer; Agent for Cassell's Tea and Coffee, West StreetPitt Eliza, milliner & dress maker, Etnam Street
Coates Martha, farmer, BrierleyPitt William, bricklayer, South Street
Coates William, shopkeeper, Middle MarshPoulton Joseph, builder, Bar Gates
Cole Thomas, tailor, and Letter Carrier, Burgess StreetPoulton Joseph, jun., brickmaker, Sandpits
Cole William, shopkeeper, Bar GatesPoulton William, boot & shoemaker, West Street
Coleman Joseph, leather dresser, Middle MarshPoulton William, plumber, glazier, & paper hanger, Draper's Lane
Coleman Robert, grocer and chemist, High StreetPowell Jane, cider retailer, South Street
Collins John, architect and surveyor, Corn MarketPowell John, confectioner & pastry cook, High Street
Collins Julia, milliner and straw bonnet warehouse, High StreetPowell Thomas, boot and shoemaker, High Street
Collins William, hair dresser and perfumer, Turnbull StreetPowell Thomas, farmer & grazier, Middle Marsh
Connop James, farmer, Knoakes Court, IvingtonPowell Thomas, gamekeeper, Brierley
Cook John, victualler, Nag's Head, the NarrowsPratt William, baker & flour dealer, West Street
Cooke Henry, farmer, Upper WintercottPreece James, baker, Corn Street, h Etnam Street
Cooper Samuel Bedee, Boarding and Day School, Grange HousePreece John, butcher, Draper's Lane
Cox Joseph, carpenter and joiner, Etnam StreetPreece John, shopkeeper, High Street
Coxall Samuel, blacksmith, Upper MarshPreece Samuel, butcher, High Street
Crane Henry, painter and glazier, Corn StreetPrice John, victualler, Greyhound, Rainbow Inn
Cropper John Thomas, baker, confectioner and flour seller, Middle MarshPrice Joseph, farmer, Corner Cop, Stagbach
Crow Henry, carpenter and joiner, Etnam StreetPrice Sarah, straw bonnet maker, South Street
Crump John, grocer, tea, provision dealer and tallow chandler, High StreetPrice Thomas, boot & shoemaker, School Lane
Crump William, victualler, New Inn, Burgess StreetPrice Thomas, shopkeeper, Middle Marsh
Davenport Thomas, cooper, Draper's LanePrice William, blacksmith, Wharton
Davies James Henry, basket maker, Draper's LanePrisley Ann, beer retailer, The Castle, Sandpits
Davies James, basket maker, Vicarage StreetPritchard Thomas, cider retailer, Disley Street
Davies John Caswell, tanner, Lower MarshProbert Thomas, corn miller, Etnam Street
Davies Josiah, farmer, Chipp's HouseProbert Thomas, wholesale & retail corn & flour dealer, Broad Street
Davies Mary, milliner, dress, and straw bonnet maker, High StreetProsser Samuel, victualler, Bowling Green Inn, South Street
Davies Thomas William, Solicitor; Clerk to the Borough Magistrates, and Leominster County Division Magistrates; Treasurer to the Borough of Leominster; Superintendent Registrar; Clerk to the Board of Guardians; Agent to the Farmers' General, Fire, Life, and Hail Office; and the Legal and General Life Assurance Societies, Corn marketProsser Walter, victualler, White Horse, West Street
Davies Thomas, plasterer, High StreetProtheroe William, farmer, Lower House
Davies William, builder, South StreetProudman John, butcher, High Street
Davies William, grocer and tea dealer, Corn StreetPugh George, boot & shoemaker, Etnam Street
Davis Elizabeth, milliner and straw bonnet maker, West StreetPugh John Michael, wheelwright, Wharton
Davis Francis, chemist and druggist, High StreetPurcell George, butcher, Corn Street
Davis Francis, painter, plumber, glazier, paper hanger, and eating-house keeper, Corn StreetRae James, grocer, tea & provision dealer, Etnam Street
Davis John, builder and timber merchant, Etnam StreetRaggatt William, currier & leather Cutter, Corn Market
Davis Martha Maria, tallow chandler, High StreetReece George, boot & shoemaker, High Street
Davis Samuel, basket maker, Middle MarshReece John, boot & shoemaker, Middle marsh
Davis Samuel, blacksmith, IvingtonRidley Thomas Lewis, baker & flour seller, South Street
Davis Susan, milliner and Dress Make, Middle MarshRoberts Thomas, farmer & corn miller, Ivington Bury
Davis Thomas, builder, Etnam StreetRobinson George Thomas, solicitor's Clerk, & clerk to the County Court, Church street
Davis Thomas, victualler and shopkeeper, Red Lion, WhartonRobinson, Thomas, victualler, The Angel, Lower Marsh
Davis Thomas, whitesmith, locksmith and bell hanger, Etnam StreetRoe Benjamin, grocer, tea and provision dealer, carpenter & joiner, West Street
Day John, shopkeeper, West StreetRogers Ann, baker & flour dealer, Church Street
Dearn John, nail manufacturer, School LaneRogers Charles, chemist & druggist; Agent to the Westminster General Life Assurance Company, Draper's Lane
Devall Samuel, hat manufacturer, West StreetRogers John, boot & shoemaker; Agent to the London Union Fire and Life Insurance Company, Corn Street
Devereux William Philip, victualler, Talbot Inn, West StreetRoss Henry, boot & shoe maker, West Street
Dickins Mary Ann, milliner, dress and straw bonnet maker, High StreetRudge Henry, M.D., surgeon, Middle Marsh
Dickins William John, shopkeeper, Registrar of Births and deaths for Leominster District; Parish Clerk; and Collector of Poor Rates for the Borough, High StreetSale Thomas, solicitor, Forbury House, Church Street
Durham John, builder, carpenter and joiner, South StreetSaviger John, butcher and grazier, Draper's Lane
Edwards Henry, butcher, Middle MarshSaxby John James, grocer & provision dealer; Agent to the Sun Fire and Fire And Life Offices, Iron Cross
Edwards John, Town Crier, High StreetScandrett George, tailor, Ivington
Edwards John, victualler, Cross Keys, Middle MarshScarlet John, farmer, Middle marsh
Edwards Lewis, shopkeeper, Broad StreetScarlet Thomas, victualler, Crown and Sceptre, Middle marsh
Edwards Miss Susan, Day and Boarding School, Middle MarshScrimpshaw Charles, artist, (portrait), Burgess Street
Edwards Thomas, farmer, Lower WintercottScriven Frederick, Day and Boarding School, (boys), Burgess Street
Ensoll Francis, farmer, Town's EndSeargent John, victualler, King's Head Inn, Turnbull Street
Ensoll James jun., farmer, South StreetSharman William, Bailiff of County Court, Priory
Ensoll, William, maltster, provision and flour seller, Middle MarshSheen Elizabeth, farmer, shopkeeper, & cider retailer, Ivington
Evans Edward, grocer and provision dealer, and rope maker, Lower MarshSmith Catherine, Infant School Mistress, h Burgess street
Evans Elizabeth, Day School, Corn MarketSmith George, butcher, Etnam Street
Evans Richard, tailor, Bar GatesSmith John, butcher & stone mason, Draper's lane
Evans Richard, Victualler, Three Horse Shoes, Corn marketSmith Joseph, framework knitter, Draper's Lane
Fencott Mary, farmer, Eaton FarmSmith Mary Carpenter, Day School, Burgess Street
Fire Engine Station, Church StreetSmith Richard, Stone mason & bricklayer, Etnam Street
Footitt Samuel, woolstapler, West StreetSmith Robert, beer retailer, Corn market
Ford Edward Thomas, victualler, Harp, PoplandsSmith Sarah, dress maker, South Street
Foster John, brickmaker, Bar GatesSmith Thomas, bricklayer & shopkeeper, School Lane
Freeman Timothy, shopkeeper, West StreetSmith Thomas, wine & spirit merchant, Broad Street
Froysell Thomas, corn miller, and shopkeeper, Mill StreetSmith William, butcher, High street
Gamble Henry, solicitors' Clerk; and Clerk to the Paving and Improving Trustees; and Deputy-Superintendent Registrar, Corn marketSmith William, Police Officer, South Street
Gardner Thomas Trumper, jobbing gardener, Turnbull StreetSmith William, shoemaker, West Street
Gilkes T. & W., printer's ink and lamp black manufacturers, Osborn MillSouthall John Tertius, linen & woollen draper, haberdasher & hosier, Draper's Lane
Gilkes Thomas, printers' ink maker, h Etnam StreetSouthall Samuel, grocer & tea dealer, Broad Street
Gilkes William, chemists & druggist, Draper's laneSpencer Thomas, rag dealer, Lower Marsh
Gilkes William, printer's ink manufacturer, &c., h Draper's LaneSpragg James, wine & spirit merchant, High Street
Gould Edward, linen, woollen draper, haberdasher and hosier, Church StreetStallard Thomas Bristow, Wine and spirit merchant, Broad Street
Gower Paul, victualler and maltster, Blue Boar, Broad StreetSteele William, blacksmith, Ivington
Graves Thomas & Bridgewater Frances, linen and woollen drapers, High StreetStephens Francis William, Solicitor's Clerk, Etnam Street
Green & Thomas, victualler, The Fox Tavern, Bar GatesSteward William, farmer & corn miller, Hennor Mill
Greenhouse James, saddler and harness maker, West StreetStockton Elizabeth, shopkeeper, New Street
Gregg Joseph, boot & shoemaker, The DingleStone Richard, glass, china, & earthenware dealer, Burgess Street
Griffin Benjamin, tailor & draper, High StreetTatum William, cutler, grinder, umbrella & parasol maker, Middle marsh
Griffiths James wheelwright & carpenter, AldenTaylor Edward, cider retailer, Broad Street
Griffiths James, boot & shoemaker, High StreetTaylor Richard, farmer, Ivington gr
Griffiths Mary, milliner & dress maker, Etnam StreetTaylor Thomas, victualler, White Hart, West St
Griffiths Samuel, farmer, BrierleyTew George, grocer, tea dealer, & provision Merchant, High Street
Griffiths, grocer, tea dealer, and tallow chandler, High StreetThomas Ann, flour seller, Ivington
Hall George, victualler, Ring of Bells, Turnbull StreetThomas Benjamin Lewis, Inland Revenue Officer, Broad Street
Hall Henry, wood turner, West StreetThomas Edward B., wine & spirit merchant, Broad Street
Hammond James Thomas, solicitor's Clerk, West Gate VillaThomas George, Day School, Etnam Street
Hammond James, solicitor; Agent to the Law Fire Assurance Office, Broad StreetThomas John, farmer, Cholstrey
Harding James & Edward, linen & woollen drapers, silk mercers, haberdashers, &c., High StreetTillam Samuel, farmer, Marle Brook, Wharton
Harper James, confectioner & fancy biscuit baker, Draper's LaneTipton Thomas, boot & shoemaker, Middle Marsh
Harris Francis, Land surveyor, Etnam StreetTipton, Elizabeth, farmer, Brierley
Harris James, farmer, Hay Lane FarmTombs Matthew, chemist & druggist, Broad Street
Harris Thomas Atkins, hair dresser, Draper's LaneTomkins Thomas, clock & watch maker, West Street
Haynes James, cooper, West StreetToogood Thomas, grocer, tea dealer, & corn factor; Agent to the Birmingham Fire Office; Burton Ale and Dublin Porter Stores, High Street
Hayward Francis, lodging-house keeper, Corn MarketTrudall John, shopkeeper, School Lane
Herbert Henry, solicitor; Master Extra in Chancery, Turnbull StreetTunks Samuel, cider retailer & brick maker, Baron's Cross, Cholstrey
Herefordshire Banking Company, Turnbull Street; Francis Woodhouse, Esq., Manager; Draw on the London & Westminster Banking Company; open from 10 till 3, Market and Fair Days till 4Vale Mary, milliner & dressmaker, Corn market
Hickman Herbert, farmer, Upper HouseVaughan Sarah, farmer, Ivington Court
Hill & Clift, coach builders, South StreetVaughan William, farmer, Cholstrey
Hill Thomas, coach builder, h South StreetVearnals Benjamin, carpenter & pump maker, West Street
Hinton George, hatter, High StreetVevers Charles, farmer, Ivington Park
Hinton Thomas, small ware, toy, and general dealer, West StreetWainwright Humphrey, farmer, Disley Court
Hinton William, butcher & grazier, Corn MarketWainwright Richard, farmer, Newtown
Hodges Edward, farmer, Wharton CourtWalker, Charles, farmer, Eaton Hall
Holder Eliza, milliner, dress Maker, and upholsteress, South StreetWall John, blacksmith, West Street
Holmes Henry, cabinet maker, upholsterer, and broker, Corn StreetWall Thomas, blacksmith, South Street
Hopcott John, victualler, The Bell, Etnam StreetWard Richard, Solicitor's Clerk, Gate House Field
Hudson Robert; Agent to Sir Edward Blount, Bart., Wharf CottageWaterson John, flax dresser, Burgess Street
Hughes James Allen, veterinary surgeon, Middle MarshWatkins Joseph, nail, patten, and French clog maker, Draper's lane
Hughes James, boot & Shoemaker, Bar GatesWatkins William, boot & shoemaker, School Lane
Huxley John, house, sign, and ornamental painter, Middle marshWatling & Son, surgeons, Broad Street
Huxley Jonathan, Sexton, Etnam StreetWatling Henry Wyatt, surgeon, h Broad Street
Hyde Walter, shopkeeper, Etnam StreetWatling Thomas Fairchild, surgeon, h Hennor
Jackson John, Royal Oak Family And Commercial Hotel and Posting House, Turnbull StreetWeaver Isaac, shoemaker, South Street
Jackson John, Police Constable, Vicarage StreetWeaver Mary, straw bonnet maker, Poplands
Jaine William, boot & shoemaker, Turnbull StreetWeaver Samuel, wheelwright, Ivington
James Henry, solicitor, Church StreetWeaver Thomas, farmer, Upper Hide
James Samuel, boot & shoemaker, Gateway Lane, South StreetWeaver William, boot & shoemaker, Corn Street
James William, hat manufacturer, High StreetWebb H. & J., general carriers, Rainbow Lane; Jones James, Agent, h West Street
James William, shopkeeper, & dealer in tea and coffee, Broad StreetWebb John, shopkeeper, lower Marsh
James William., Linen and woollen draper. Broad StreetWells Edward, National Schoolmaster: General Accountant; Registrar of Marriages; Agent for the London Fire and Life Assurance Company, Church Street
Jay John, shopkeeper & cider retailer, Corn StWells Jane, National Schoolmistress, Church Street
Jenkins Benjamin, tailor & clothier, High StreetWent Francis, printer, bookseller, stationer, and Postmaster, High Street
Jenkins Edward, tailor & draper, Draper's LaneWent John, jun., Distributor of Stamps, h Turnbull Street
Johnson Samuel Walker, auctioneer, appraiser, law stationer, and general accountant, Church StreetWest John, Clerk at the Savings' Bank, Grange Cottage
Jones Ann, grocer & tea dealer, Draper's LaneWheeler Hannah, farmer, Longfield Cottage
Jones James, Agent to H. & J. Webb, general Carriers, h West StreetWhite Thomas, tailor & woollen draper, High Street
Jones James, corn & hop merchant, West StreetWhitefoot Thomas H., carrier & licensed to let horses, Middle Marsh
Jones James, maltster, &c., Rainbow Inn, h West StreetWhittle William, farmer, Etnam Street
Jones James, rope & twine manufacturer, Lower MarshWilkes Elizabeth, victualler, The Chequers, Etnam Street
Jones John, carpenter & victualler, Hop Pole, Middle MarshWilkes James, ironmonger, brazier, & tin plate worker, High Street
Jones John, fishing tackle maker, Burgess StreetWilkes John, millwright, music seller & piano forte tuner, South Street
Jones John, travelling tea dealer, Bar GatesWilkes William, shoemaker, Lower Marsh
Jones Richard Thomas, Relieving Officer, PrioryWilks Mary, milliner & dress maker, South Street
Jones Samuel, stone mason, Rollers Cottage, near StretfordWilliams Eleanor, shopkeeper, Etnam Street
Jones Susan, milliner & dress maker, Etnam StreetWilliams George, victualler, Globe Tavern, Upper marsh
Jones Thomas Sheriff, saddler & harness maker, High StreetWilliams Jane, wine & spirit merchant, High Street
Jones Thomas, farmer, Lower MarshWilton Charles, victualler, The Lion Hotel, Broad Street
Jones Thomas, plumber, ironmonger, brazier, and tin plate worker, High StreetWinnall Misses Mary Ann Helen, and Louisa, ladies' Day and Boarding School, Light House
Jones Thomas, small ware, toy, and general dealer, Middle MarshWood George, painter & glazier, West Street
Juson John, baker, Middle MarshWood Gilbert, grocer, tea & provision dealer, High Street
Kay Thomas, maltster, Burgess StreetWood James, builder, carpenter, & joiner, West Street
Kinsey Edward, shopkeeper and thrashing machine proprietor, Draper's LaneWood Robert, Stone & marble mason, Bar Gates
Kirkland Elizabeth, Day School, South StreetWood William, silk dyer, Burgess Street
Kirkland Mary Phillipena, Berlin Wool Depot, Church StreetWoodhouse Francis, ironmonger, hop & seed merchant, High Street
Knight Joseph, shopkeeper, Middle marshWoodhouse Francis, Manager of Herefordshire Bank
Knight Richard, blacksmith & farrier, Upper MarshWoodhouse James George, solicitor, Broad Street
Knight Thomas, blacksmith, Etnam StreetWoodhouse James Thomas, solicitor, West Street, h Turnbull Street
Knill Thomas, victualler, Old Duke's Head, Draper's LaneWooding George, dealer in games, Church Street
Lanning Walter, brazier, tin plate worker, and general furnishing ironmonger, Broad StreetWoodward Francis, beer retailer, The Iron Boat, Etnam Street
Lawrence John, farmer, Etnal Farm, CholstreyWoodyatt William, farmer, Newtown Cottage
Lea John, brickmaker, Disley StreetWoolley Henry, boot & shoemaker, Corn Market
Lewis Elizabeth, milliner & dress maker, West StreetWoolley John, printer, bookseller, &c., h Broad Street
Lewis William, butcher, High StreetWoolley Martha, stay maker, Corn Market
Lloyd Ann, milliner & dress maker, Corn MarketWoolley T. and J., printers, booksellers, and stationers; Agents for the Minerva Life Office; and the Accidental Death Insurance Company, Broad Street
Lloyd David, watchmaker and silver smith, Broad StreetWoolley Thomas, printer, bookseller, &c., h Broad Street
Lloyd Edwin, solicitor, South StreetWoolley William, ladies boot & shoemaker, Middle Marsh
Lloyd John, builder, carpenter and joiner, West StreetWormington William, victualler, Golden Lion, Middle marsh
Lowe John, corn factor and provision merchant, Broad StreetWright John, chimney sweeper, South Street
Lucas Henry, victualler, Queen's Head, Turnbull HeadWynde Hannah, milliner, dress and straw bonnet maker, Green Lane
Luckett J. & Co., grocers and tea dealers, Broad StreetWynde John, boot & shoemaker, Middle marsh
Luntley Phoebe, shopkeeper, Vicarage StreetYapp Edward, butcher, Turnbull Street


[Transcribed by Richard Lane in November 2002
from a copy of Lascelles Directory of Herefordshire, 1851 in Hereford Central Library]