Withington, Herefordshire - Trade Directory, 1929


Extract from Trade [Kelly's?] Directory of Herefordshire, 1929

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2003


WITHINGTON is a parish and village, on the road leading from Hereford to Bromyard, with a station on the Great Western Railway from Hereford to Worcester, 4½ miles north-east from Hereford, 11 south-east from Leominster, and 147½ from London, in the Leominster division of the county, in Broxash Hundred, Hereford Union, county court district and petty Sessional division, and in the rural deanery of Weston, and archdeaconry, and diocese of Hereford. The church of St. Peter is an ancient edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave and south porch and a western tower with octagonal stone spire containing a clock, erected in 1884, and 6 bells the ancient rood screen of wood, elaborately carved, remains: there are memorial windows to H. Higgins esq., of Thinghill, William Havard, and to John and Thomas, sons of John Havard Apperley, of this parish, and also to four former rectors, including one placed in 1903 to the Rev. Richard Powell M.A. rector 1882-1902: The church was thoroughly in 1858 at a cost of £800, under the direction of Mr. Pownall, architect, of London: in 1890 new heating apparatus was provided at the cost of Mrs. Higgins, and in 1899 a new organ was erected at a cost of £336: there are sittings for 250 persons. The register dates from 1573. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £500, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Hereford, and held by the Rev. John Hutton Clarke, M.Sc. of Victoria University, Manchester. There is a Baptist chapel, erected in 1821, and a Wesleyan chapel, erected in 1912. Withington Court, prettily situated near the church, is an ancient mansion of stone, in the Domestic Gothic style, and is now occupied as a farmhouse. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor, and Messrs H. W. Apperley, esq., T. J. Hawkins and W Gray Farmer are the chief landowners. The soil is clayey and loamy; subsoil is block stone. The chief crops are wheat, oats, beans, hops, and apples; a considerable quantity of strawberries are grown in the parish. The area is 2,195 acres of land and 6 of water; the population in 1921 was 756.

   NUNNINGTON is 1 mile west.

   Post & M.O. Office. - Letters through Hereford. Whitestone nearest T. Office

   Post, T. & T.E.D. Office, Whitestone.- Letters through. Withington is the nearest money order office.

   Post Office, The Marsh (Cross Keys). Letters through Hereford. Withington nearest M.O. office& Whitestone nearest T. office.

   Railway Station, (G. W.).

(For T.N.'s see general list of Private Residents at end of book)
Clarke Rev. John Hutton M.Sc. (rector), The RectoryLeake William Henry, Stone House
Farmer William Gray M.A. Withington CourtMcRae Capt. George Edward, Onestack
Ford Misses, Eau WithingtonMilne-Redhead Miss., Grey House
Hawkins Thomas John, Thinghill CourtMorgan Thomas David, Style House
Jones Mrs Parry, Grey house 
Marked Thus ° farm 150 acres or cover
Brown William H., Old Cross Keys P.H.Meates John & Sons, coal merchants, Railway Station
Bunn George, farmer, Marsh farmMorgan Frank, farmer & hop grower, Nunnington Court
Carey Annie (Mrs.), grocerPerkins Eliz. (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Carver John, farmer, PolemorePowell Arthur (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Telegraph office
Cole Jane (Mrs.), haulierPraill Leonard, fruit merchant, T.N. Sutton St. Nicholas 14
Cotterill William, farmer, Lottery housePugh Meredith Watson, farmer
Farmer William Gray, farmer & fruit & hop grower, Withington CourtReynolds James, farmer
Godsall Annie (Mrs.), farmer & hop grower, Weston CornerRichards S. W., farmer
Gwatkins Wm. F., farmer, West LydiattSouth Wales Coal Co. Railway Station, Head Office, Hereford. See Advert Index
Hawkins Thomas John, farmer, Thinghill CourtThomas William Ridley, farmer, The Lawns
Humphries John, farm bailiff to T. J. Hawkins esq., Thinghill CourtThynne H. & G. Ltd., tile manufacturers
Lawrence William, basket makerWilliams Alfred, wheelwright
° Leake Wm. H., farmer & hop grower, Stone HouseWilliams Eveline (Mrs.), shopkeeper


[Transcribed by Richard Lane in January 2003
from a copy of Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire, 1929 in Hereford Central Library]