Ashperton Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Ashperton, 6 miles north-west from Ledbury, on the Hereford and Gloucester canal, is a parish in Radlow Hundred, Ledbury Union, and Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric.  The living is attached to Stretton Grandison, of which John Graves is vicar.  The church is an old building of stone, having a porch and square castellated tower containing 4 bells.  There is a new school lately erected, of plain but handsome exterior and very commodious within, for 80 children.  Ashperton is generally considered as a chapelry to Stretton Grandison mother church.  Population, in 1851, 517; acreage, 1,715.

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


Buckley Rev. John

Bayne Wm., registrar of births and deaths for Yarkhill district

Brazier Ann, beer retailer

Caldwell Peter, farm bailiff to the Rev. John Hopton, M.A., Mainstone court

Cale Jeremiah, agent to the Hereford and Gloucester Canal Co.

Chamberlain John, shopkeeper and parish clerk

Dutson Joseph, wheelwright

Dutson William, builder and carpenter

Fenn Thomas, tailor, Woodsend

Gillier Thos., solicitor

Howell Edward, butcher

Howell Elizabeth, shopkeeper

Humphriss Wm., smith

Johnson Joseph, carpenter

Simmonds Edward, shoemaker

Taylor Thomas, wheelwright

Thomas Miss, Lower Town


Able John, Vicarage farm

Dutzon Thomas, (& hop grower) Verzons

Fincher Jane, Piccadilly

Lane Robert, Tuston’s farm

Palmer John, Woodsend

Philpotts Thomas, Hausnet

Pitt Stephen, Wassington

Pudge James, Moorend

Taylor Thomas, Roaks

Woodyatt Mrs., Lower Town

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.