Withington, Herefordshire - Trade Directory, 1879


Extract from Trade [Kelly's?] Directory of Herefordshire, 1879

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2003


WITHINGTON is a parish, village and station on the West Midland Railway from Hereford to Worcester, 4½ miles north-east from Hereford, 12 west from Ledbury, 11 south-east from Leominster, and 149 from London, in Broxash Hundred, Hereford Union and county court district, and in the rural deanery, archdeaconry, and diocese of Hereford, situated on the turnpike road leading from Hereford to Bromyard and Worcester and on the Hereford and Gloucester canal. The church of St. Peter is an ancient stone structure with chancel, nave and square tower containing 6 bells and a handsome stone spire, and porch: It was thoroughly restored in 1869, at a cost of £800: the ancient chancel screen remains, and is an elaborate piece of wood carving. The register dates from 1573. The living is a rectory, yearly value £413, with residence, and 116 acres of glebe in the gift of the Bishop of Hereford, and held by the Rev. Charles William Pritchard, M.A. of Clare College, Cambridge. There is a Baptist chapel Withington Court, prettily situated near the church, is an ancient Gothic stone mansion, occupied as a farmhouse. Thinghill is the handsome stone residence of Henry Higgins, esq. D.L., J.P. Summer House Hill, at a short distance, commands a splendid view of the country around. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor, and the Rev. Henry Glossop, John Morley, esq., W. H. Apperley, esq., and Mrs. Jancey, are the chief landowners. The soil is clayey and loamy; subsoil is block stone. The chief crops are wheat, beans, hops, and apples. The area is 1,530 acres; rateable value £6,434; the population in 1871 was.

   NUNNINGTON is 1 mile west.

   Parish Clerk.- W. H. Apperley, esq.; Deputy Clerk, William Edwards.

   POST OFFICE. - Edward Carey, receiver. Letters arrive from Hereford by foot post at 8.40 a.m.; despatched at 5.15 p.m.. The nearest money order office is at Hereford. The telegraph office is at the railway station.

   WALL BOX cleared at 5.30 p.m. week days only.

   WALL BOX, Nunnington, cleared at 4.45 p.m..

   Assistance Overseer.- William Birt.

   School (endowed with £14 yearly).- Miss Louisa Jeffries, Mistress.

   Railway Station.- Edwin Munslow, station master.

Apperley William, Stone HouseHarris Martin
Aston John C., Barnamore HouseHiggins Henry, D.L., J.P., Thinghill
Aston William, F. S. A., Barnamore HouseKedward Miss, Elm Villa
Bedford Rev. John [Baptist]Mason John, The Lawns
Clark Mrs., Withington CourtPritchard Rev. Charles William, M.A., Rectory
Drinkwater WilliamSmith John William, Thinghill Grange
Easthope JohnTaylor William, Thinghill Court
Godwin Henry 
Apperley William, farmer & hop grower Stone HouseMorgan William, tailor
Baylis John, farmer, Weston CourtMorris Thomas, farmer & carpenter
Birt William, assistant oversear & collector of taxesNicoll William, Old Cross Keys
Bowen James, shoe makerNorman Thomas, shoemaker,
Bowen William, basket makerParry John farmer
Bunn George, farmer, Cross KeysParry William, farmer, Marsh
Carey Edward, grocer & post officePitt Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Clarke Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer and landowner, Withington CourtPowell Mary Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Drinkwater William, agricultural machine ownerPowell Sarah (Mrs.), farmer
Edwards John, farmerPrice Henry, farmer, West Lydiatt
Edwards William, cooperPrice William, shoemaker
Ford Edwin John, farmer,Pritchard Thomas, carpenter
Godsall John, farmer, Weston CornerPumphrey Samuel, 'New Cross Keys' & shopkeeper
Godwin William, encaustic tile manufacturerReece James, shoe maker
Hays Joseph, carpenterRichards Joseph J., butcher, The Bank
Hereford and Gloucester Canal Co. (John Napper, agent).Sirrell Charlotte (Mrs.), farmer
Jay Charles, coal lime and manure merchant, Railway StationSmith Richard, farmer & haulier
Jay George, shopkeeperSouth Susan (Mrs.), farmer
Lee William, beer retailerSouth Wales Coal Co. Robert Langley, salesman), Railway Station
Lewis William, blacksmithTaylor William, farmer & landowner, Thinghill Court
Morgan George, VeldoWheeler Richard, farmer, Eau Withington
Morgan Henry, Nunnington CourtWilson Hannah (Mrs.), farmer


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