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Stanford Bishop, Herefordshire - Kelly's Directory, 1858

Extract from Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire, 1858

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2002

STANFORD BISHOP.

STANFORD BISHOP is a parish, 3 miles south-east from Bromyard (its post town), 14 from Hereford Railway, and 10 from Ledbury, in Broxash Hundred, Bromyard Union, Frome deanery, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; it is situated on the turnpike road from Bromyard to Malvern. The church is an ancient stone building, with small square tower and two bells; it has nave, aisle, chancel, and porch. The living is a perpetual curacy, commuted at £205 yearly, and 8 acres of glebe land; The Rev. John Booth, B.A., is the incumbent. The population, 1851, was 235, and the acreage is 1,471. The soil is clayey and loamy. The Bishop of Hereford is lord of the manor; and John Freeman, Esq., John Gardner Freeman, Esq., and the Rev. W. Wall, are the chief landowners. The chief crops are hops, wheat, beans and oats.

   STANFORD COURT, HYDE, HILL OAK, HAWKINS, WALTONS, HOPE HOUSE, LOWER HOUSE, NEW HOUSE, WOOLNER HILL, SNIPE'S NEST, and BOYCE, are places here.

   Letters through Bromyard, which is the nearest money order office.

MISCELLANEOUS
Hill James, blacksmith, New House Mitton James, shopkeeper, Snipe's Nest
FARMERS
Hill James, Hyde Page Thomas, Stanford Court
Hill Mrs., Hill Oak Page Wm., Lower House
Jenkins John, Woolner Hill Philpott James, Hawkins
Page Richard, Boyce Tomkins Richard, Hope House

[Transcribed by Richard Lane in December 2002
from a copy of Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire, 1858 in Hereford Central Library]