Allensmore Kellys Herefordshire Directory 1863

English: Allensmore Church. Allensmore Church is dedicated to St Andrew. for more information see: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ALLENSMORE, consisting of the townships of Allensmore. and Hungerstone, is a populous parish, containing 612 inhabitants in 1861, distant 4 miles south-west from Hereford, 1 mile and a half north-west from Tram Inn railway station on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford line, 13 miles west-north-west from Ross, and 148¼ from London, in Webtree hundred, Hereford county court district, union, archdeaconry, deanery and bishopric; it is situated on the turnpike road leading from Hereford to Abergavenny and Ross, which intersects the parish. The church of St. Andrew is an old stone building in the Gothic style, having a nave, aisle, chancel, porch, and square tower, containing 6 bells ; the register dates from 1771. 

St Andrew’s, Allensmore (Photo credit: gvsg1610)

The living is a discharged vicarage, with residence and 2 acres of glebe land, the latter of which were granted by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners; the Bishop of Hereford Is the patron, and the Rev. Francis Baker, B.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford, is the incumbent. Here are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a Charity school for boys and girls, supported by Mrs. Burnam Pateshall, of Allensmore Court, which residence is most pleasantly situated here. The population in 1861 was 612; the area is 1,000 acres; the rateable value of this parish Is £2,735 6s. 6d. The soil Is gravel, and the subsoil marl. Ryan Pateshall, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner; the chief crops are wheat, barley, clover, and turnips.

Hungerstone township is distant 1 mile south-west from the village of Allensmore.

Winnall and Cobhall are small villages.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Cook.

English: Entrance to the Vicarage, Allensmore. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Baker Rev. Francis, B.A. Vicarage

Berrow Misses, Webtree cottage

Brown Rev. Reuben, Winnall

Duncomb Rev. William, D.V Mawfield

Flock Mr. Edward

Pateshall Mrs. Burnam, Allensmore court

Watkins Mr. William Winnall


English: The Tram Inn, Allensmore,Hereford The Tram Inn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Baynham Robert, farmer, Wood street

Beavan George, farmer, Winnall common

Beavan Thomas, farmer, Mawfield

Berrow Mrs. farmer, Smallbrook

Blashill Robert, farmer, Mawfield

English: Cobhall Farm, Allensmore. Cobhall Farm is situated on crossroads of lanes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Brisland James, jun. tailor & beer retlr

Brisland James, sen. Pelican

Carpenter Edward, farmer, Cobhall

Connop William, farmer, New buildings

Cooper William, shoemaker, Winnall com

Davis Samuel, farmer, Church house

Davis Wm. farmer, Whitehouse Winnall

Evesham George, farmer, Firs

Flock William, farmer, Gethenfleld

Griffiths John, farmer, Winnall

Harper Edward, Cherry Tree

Harris John, cattle dealer

Hodges John, farmer, Winnall

Jenkins Thomis, blacksmith

Johnson John, blacksmith & wheelwright

Jones James, farmer, Cobhall common

Jones James, tailor, Cobhall common

Lambert John, shoemaker, Cobhall com

Lawrence Jas. shoemaker, Winnall com

Lawrence William, farmer, Cobhall com

Mackling Jas. shoemaker, Cobhall com

Mattey James, blacksmith, Cobhall com

Merrick William, farmer, Meerpool

Neat Ann( Mrs.), shopkecpr. Cobhall com

Parry Charles, farmer, Yew Tree cottage

Pickering George, haulier, Wallbrook

Powell George, farmer, Winnall common

Powell Thomas farmer, Winnall common

Preece Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Traphouse

Preece Richard, cooper, Hangman’s grn

Price Edwrad, cider retailer, Winnall common

Price William, fann bailiff

Sayce William, maltster, Cobhall common

Thomas George, shopkeepr, Winnall com

Watkins William, farmer, Winnall

Wilcox Francis, blacksmith, Goosepool

Wilde Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Winnall

Williams Ann (Miss), maltster, Cobhall common


Lawrence James, shoemaker

Lawrence John, farmer

Wilde Peter, farmer

Post Office. — John Boulter, receiver. Letters arrive from Hereford at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Hereford.

Assistant Overseer. William Powell

Charity School (boys & girls), Mrs. Eliza Brisland, mistress

Carrier (passing through). – Powell, from Abbeydore to Hereford, Wednesday & Saturday, returning same days.

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.