Abbenhall Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Abbenhall, or Abinghall. is a small parish, on the road from Newnham to Micheldean, 3 miles south from Micheldean road station, and 5 north-west from Newnham, in Newnham county court district, St. Briavels hundred, union of Westbury-on-Severn, from which it is 3 miles north-west, rural deanery of the Forest, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol. The church of St. Michael is an ancient stone building in the Mediaeval style of architecture, and has a tower with 3 bells, nave, south aisle, one brass, and a font. The living is a rectory, value £140 yearly, with residence and 25 acres of glebe land, in the gift of J. F. Sevier, Esq.; the Rev. James Davies, M.A., of Oriel College, Oxford, is incumbent. There is a day school for boys and girls. The population in 1861 was 228; the acreage is 1,000. John Probyn, Esq., is lord of the manor.

Gunn’s Mills, 1 mile from the church, is in this parish.

Davies Mrs. Henrietta, The Wilderness

Davies Rev. James, M.A. Rectory

Robinson Mr. John, Abbenhall house


Barnard Thomas, bailiff to Osman Barrett, esq. & farmer

Borlase & Robinson, solicitors

Boughton Henry, beer retailer

Farr George, blacksmith

Griffiths John, nailmaker & shopkeeper

Haile Joseph, Lamb

Hayward John, tailor

Joiner John, farmer

Pope John, farmer, Shapridge

Scudamore John, farmer, Church farm

Smith George, boot & shoe maker

Smith Thomas, miller

Smith Thomas, wheelwright

Wintle James, boot & shoe maker

Yearsley Richard, farmer, Folly farm

Letters received through Newnham. Micheldean is the nearest money order office.

School, Miss Ann Ball, mistress

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.