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Peterchurch, Herefordshire - Kelly's Directory, 1900

Extract from Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire, 1900

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2003


PETERCHURCH is a parish on the River Dore, in the Golden Valley and on the Ross and Hay road, with a station on the Golden Valley Railway, 9 miles north-west from Pontrilas Station on the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford section of the Great Western Railway, 12 west from Hereford and 9 east from Hay, in the southern division of the county, Webtree Hundred, Dore petty Sessional division and union, Hereford County Court District, rural deanery of Abbey Dore, and archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford. The church of St. Peter is an ancient building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of apsidal chancel, with aisle, nave, north porch and western tower with octagonal spire containing a chiming clock, erected at a cost of £146, and 6 bells: there are three fine Norman arches, three stained windows and a rude piece of sculptured stone, representing a trout with a golden chain round its neck, said to have been taken in the River Dore; the church was entirely restored in 1869 at a cost of £1,700, and the spire in 1879, at a cost of £700, under the direction of Mr. T. Edgar Williams, architect, of London: the north porch was built in 1888, from funds raised by voluntary subscriptions, to commemorate the Queen's jubilee, the architect being Messrs. Nicholson and son of Hereford. The register dates from the year 1711. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £250, with 2 acres of glebe, in the gift of Mrs. Powell, of Dorstone Rectory, and held since 1899 by the Rev. Edgar Rogers Holland M.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford. Here are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels. Fairs are held on Monday before February 2nd, 1st Monday in March (horse), 16th May (hiring), last Monday in June, 1st Monday in September, 1st Monday in October, and last Monday in November. A poultry market is held every Saturday. St. Peter's Wells, situated in this parish, are reputed to have healing powers. The charities, amounting to about £9 yearly, are given to the poor on the 1st of January in each year. The National Schools and almshouses for six aged women are endowed, under the will of John Smith, with monies left by him in 1729. The Baptist School is attached to Goff's Charity. The remains of Snodhill Castle, in this parish, existed in the reign of Henry VI. was held with the manor by the great Earl of Warwick; Queen Elizabeth granted it to Sir Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and about 1655 it was purchased by William Prosser, citizen of London, in whose family it still remains. Urishay Castle, 1½ miles south-east, is the property and residence William Henry Tallmadge Delahay esq.; in the castle grounds is a disused chapel, the chancel of which contains an ancient stone alter with five consecration crosses on its surface, perfectly preserved. The representatives of the late Rev. Thomas Prosser are Lords of the Manor of Snodhill, and the Rev. Sir George Henry Cornewall bart. Of Moccas Court, Hereford, William Henry Tallmadge Delahay esq. And the Rev. Thomas Prosser Powell B.A. rector of Dorstone, are the chief landowners. The soil is a rich loam; subsoil clay and sandstone. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, beans and Swedes. The area is 5,164 acres; rateable value, £5,222, the population in 1881 was 637.

   Snodhill, a hamlet in this parish, is 2 miles north-west.

   Parish Clerk.- William Howard.

Beard Rev. Joseph (Baptist) Phillips Captain Burton, The Hall, Snodhill
Delahay Major William Henry Tallmadge, Urishay Castle Powell Scudamore Lucas M.D., Fairfield
Delahay William Henry Tallmadge, Urishay Castle Price Miss, Hinton Green
Holland Rev. Edgar Rogers M.A. (Vicar), Hinton Hall  
Allon John, farmer, The Villa Morgan George, beer retailer & wheelwright
Appleyard John, Post Office Norman Alfred, butcher & farmer
Beavan John, farmer, Stensly Pearce James, farmer, Snodhill Court
Beavan Thomas (Mrs.), farmer, Prospect Phillips Charles, farmer, New Lodge Farm
Bowyer Elijah, mason Phillips Joseph, farmer, The Slade
Cresswell & sons, butchers Pikes John, wheelwright and shopkeeper
Davies Thomas, farmer, New Enclosure Price Alfred, farmer, Urishay Court
Goodwin Arthur, farmer (see Edward Goodwin & son), Wilmaston Price Arthur, farmer, Wynnear
Goodwin Edward & son, farmers, Wilmaston Price James junior, farmer, Dragon's Pool
Harris John Henry, tailor Price James, farmer, Pen-y-Lan
Howard Robert, machinist & thrashing machine proprietor, New House Price Samuel. Wernhyr
Howard William, carpenter Price Thomas, farmer, Barley Knapp
Howells Jonathan, farmer, Oatley Price William, farmer, Lower Snodhill
Hughes Isaac, farmer & assistant overseer for Peterchurch and Dorstone Pritchard Thomas, blacksmith, Hinton
Jones Charles, shoe maker Prosser Enoch, farmer, Upper Wellbrook
Jones John Charles, Plough Inn, & agent for Alton Court Brewery Co. limited & farmer Reece Thomas, farmer, Hinton Court
Lancaster Charles, saddler and harness maker Sherratt James, miller, (water) Trenant Mill
Lane Charles Edwin, grocer, draper, ironmonger, baker & general merchant, Albion House Sherratt William, farmer, Trenant Farm
Llewellyn George, blacksmith and farmer Shipton Richard Poole, farmer, Hinton
Mapp Jane (Mrs.), coal merchant Thomas James junior, Boughton Arms, family & commercial hotel; good accommodation for fishing & shooting parties
Mapp John, shopkeeper Thomas James, farmer, Hinton Farm
Medlicott Henry B., farmer, Greenway Verrall Alfred, mason
Medlicott James, farmer, Mowbage & Lionshall Williams Enoch, farmer, Gobbets
Morgan Albert, farmer, Snodhill Williams Henry, farmer, Lower Wellbrook
Morgan Ann (Mrs.), Park Farm  

[Transcribed by Richard Lane in January 2003
from a copy of Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire, 1900 in Hereford Central Library]