Chipping Campden is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire.
Other places in the parish include: Westington, Westington with Combe, Berrington or Burington, Broad Compden, Campden Broad, Weslington with Combe, and Broad Campden.
Parish registers begin: 1616
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.
Campden-Chipping, 90½ m. S.W. London, and 27 m. N.E. Gloucester. Mrkt., Wed. P. 2087
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.
Berrington, 1½ m. Chipping-Campden. P. 1581).
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.
Berrington, anciently Burington, a hamlet in the parish of Chipping-Campden, upper division of the hund. of Kiftsgate, county of Gloucester. Pop., in 1801, 138; in 1831, 129. Houses 37. Other returns with the parish.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
Berrington, co. Gloucester.
P. T. Chipping Camden (99) m. Pop. 171.
A hamlet in the parish of Chipping-Camden and hundred of Kiftsgate.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.
Below is a list of people who were from Chipping Campden but who were married in another parish.
John Smith, a shoemaker in Cambden, & Amey Atkins … … … 15 Jan. 1617 at South Littleton, Worcestershire.
Below are the names of those that voted in the election of August 1834 between Christopher William Codrington, Esquire, and Charles Hanbury Tracy Leigh, Esquire.
Poll Book of the Election, August 1834 for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester.
Campden Polling District
|Atkins James||Vine-street Evesham||tenement||in Watery-lane|
|Atkins John||Chipping Campden||50/. renter||Chipping Campden|
|Baldwin Samuel||Evesham||freehold house||Sheep-street-lane|
|Baldwin Richard||Chipping Campden||50/. renter||Chipping Campden|
|Barnes Lewis Pritchett||Campden Mill||leasehold mill &c.||Berrington|
|Blakeman Benjamin||Chipping Campden||freehold house||Watery-lane|
|Blotheridge Richard||ditto||freehold house &c.||ditto|
|Bricknell Thomas||Brookend Chastleton Oxfords||freehold house||Chipping Campden|
|Brotheridge John||Chipping Campden||dwelling-house||ditto|
|Clarke Joseph||Broad Campden||freehold house &c.||Chipping Campden|
|Clayton John||Redditch Worcestershire||freehold house||ditto|
|Dowdeswell James||Broad Campden||50/. renter||ditto|
|Eden Nathaniel||27 Bucklersbury London||freehold house High-street||ditto|
|Elliott William||Campden||freehold house &c.||Chipping Campden|
|Ellis John||Chipping Campden||ditto||ditto|
|Emms John||ditto||leasehold houses.||ditto|
|Fisher John||Broad Campden||freehold house||ditto|
|Freeman William||Chipping Campden||freehold land||ditto|
|Gibbs William||Campden||freehold houses||High-street|
|Griffiths John Rodd||Chipping Campden||freehold house||Calves'-Iane|
|Haines Jonathan||Blockley||freehold houses &c||Chipping Campden|
|Haines Isaac||Court Pieces||50/. renter||ditto|
|Hale John||Blockley||freehold house||ditto|
|Hancock Stephen||Old Comb||300/. renter||Old Combe Farm|
|Hands Joseph||Church-street||freehold house||Chipping Campden|
|Harling Reverend Joseph||Chipping Campden||freehold house &c.||ditto|
|Hawes Robert||Broad Campden||freehold||ditto|
|Hawes William||Chipping Campden||freehold house||ditto|
|Hickman Robert||Broad Campden||50/. renter||ditto|
|Hiron Samuel||Chipping Campden||freehold house||ditto|
|Holmes William||Westington||freehold houses &c||ditto|
|Horne John||Chipping Campden||50/. renter||ditto|
|Hughes William||ditto||freehold house||ditto|
|Ivens Edward||Broad Campden||ditto||ditto|
|Ivens Edward jun.||ditto||50/. renter||ditto|
|Izod William||Westington||freehold house||ditto|
|Jenour Alfred||Chipping Campden||freehold||ditto|
|Keen James||Weston Park||freehold house||ditto|
|Keen John||Westington||50/. renter||Westington|
|Keen Richard||Chipping Campden||ditto||Chipping Campden|
|Keyte Thomas||Broad Campden||ditto||ditto|
|Kennaway Rev. Chas. Edward||Chipping Campden||freehold||Vicarage Farm|
|Lane Richard||ditto||freehold house||Chipping Campden|
|Ledbetter Thomas||ditto||freehold house &c||ditto|
|Lygon Edward Pynder||Spring Hill Worcestershire||ditto||Campden Ashes|
|Manton Charles||Chipping Campden||ditto||Chipping Campden|
|Manton John||Chipping Campden||50/. renter||Chipping Campden|
|Mansell William||Blockley||freehold house||ditto|
|Matthews Charles Decimus||Chipping Campden||leasehold house &c||ditto|
|Meadows Henry||Broadway||50/. renter||Campden Hill|
|Miles Robert||Chipping Campden||freehold house||Chipping Campden|
|Penson Joseph||ditto||50/. renter||Broad Campden|
|Pickering John||Blockley||freehold cottage||ditto|
|Richards Richard||Campden||freehold||The Red Lion|
|Roberts Thomas||Chipping Campden||freehold houses||Broad Entry|
|Russell George||ditto||freehold house &c.||Chipping Campden|
|Sandford James||ditto||freehold house||ditto|
|Sheppard Richard||ditto||freehold house &c.||ditto|
|Sheppard Richard jun.||ditto||freehold house||ditto|
|Silvester Stephen||Worcester||freehold house &c.||ditto|
|Slatter James||Blockley||50/. renter||PyeMill|
|Smith John||Chipping Campden||freehold house||Chipping Campden|
|Smith Charles Edwin||Winchcombe||freehold house &c.||ditto|
|Stanley Richard||Blockley||ditto houses &c.||ditto|
|Stanley James||Chipping Campden||freehold house||ditto|
|Stanley Richard||ditto||freehold houses &c||Watery-lane|
|Stanley Job||Broadway||ditto||Chipping Campden|
|Stanley John||Chipping Campden||freehold house||ditto|
|Stephens William||ditto||freehold houses &c||Chipping Campden|
|Tidmarsh James||ditto||50/. renter||ditto|
|Toft William||ditto||freehold house &c.||ditto|
|Tomes William||Broad Campden||freehold house||Broad Campden|
|Turney James||Chipping Campden||ditto||Chipping Campden|
|Usher Thomas||ditto||50/. renter||ditto|
|Walker Edward||Broad Campden||freehold house &c.||ditto|
|Warner Isaac||Chipping Campden||ditto||ditto|
|Warner Charles||ditto||50/. renter||ditto|
|Wilson Edward||ditto||freehold house||Leasebourn|
|Witford George||Broad Campden||freehold house &c.||Chipping Campden|
|Wyatt William||Chipping Campden||freehold house||ditto|
Chipping Campden is a township, parish, and small market town and railway station, distant 29 miles from Gloucester, 9 from Evesham, 86 north-west from London, and 1 mile from the Chipping Campden station on the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton line of railway; in the hundred of Kiftsgate, Shipston-on-Stour union, East Gloucestershire, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, and includes the hamlets of Berrington, Broad Campden, Westington and Old Combe. It was incorporated by James I., and is governed by two bailiffs, twelve capital burgesses, a steward, and twelve inferior burgesses. The church is a large handsome building, having a tower, nave, two side aisles with chapels, chancel and 8 bells, and contains several beautiful marble monuments. The parish is ten miles in compass. The living is a vicarage, of the value of £100 per year; the Rev. Charles Edward Kennaway, M.A., is the incumbent, and the Rev. G. B. Dodwell, M.A., and Rev. James Hamilton, M.A., are the curates. The market day is held on Wednesday, and fairs are held on Ash Wednesday, on April 23rd, July 25th, and Nov. 30th. It is also a polling place for the east division of the county. The town, one of the most ancient in the county, was of considerable importance, woolstapling having been carried on upon an extensive scale. The population, in 1851, was 2,086 persons in the parish (of whom 574 were in the hamlet), exclusive of railway labourers. The Earl of Gainsborough is lord of the manor. The acreage contained in the parish is 4,498 acres.
Berrington is a hamlet, with a population of 185; Broad Campden, a hamlet with 244 inhabitants; Westington and Combe form a hamlet, with 145 inhabitants.
Barton Rev. Matthew William
Campden Viscount, Campden house
Chapman H. B. esq.
Cooksey John Alex, esq.
Dodwell Rev. George Branson, M.A.
Freeman Mr. William
Griffiths William H. esq.
Hamilton Rev. James, M.A.
Hemmings Mr. Joseph Jeffcoat
Hulls Mrs. Mary
Matthews Mr. Edward
Morris C. W. esq.
Niblett John Daniel Thomas, esq. J.P.
Andrews Richard, ‘Old Eight Bells’
Arkell Richard Willett, grocer
Aston George, baker
Belcher Stephen, shoemaker
Bloxham Joseph, ‘King’s Arms’
Bolton Edward, shoemaker
Booker John Andrew, butcher
Brace Thomas, tailor
Brotheridge John, blacksmith
Coldicott William, wheelwright
Collett John, shopkeeper
Cooksey John Alexander, surgeon
Cousins John, ‘Noel Arms’
Davis George, cabinet maker
Drury Thomas, saddler & harness maker
Drury William, ‘Swan’
Dunn Thomas, ‘Lygon Arms’
Edge Miss, dressmaker
Ellis Henry, basket maker
Fisher Sarah (Miss), ladies school
Fletcher Henry, beer retailer
Freeman W. builder
Greenhouse William, linendraper & agent to the County fire office & Gloucestershire banking company
Gibson James, ‘Red Lion’
Griffiths Thomas, chemist & grocer
Griffiths William Higford, solicitor
Grove then (Miss), mistress of Infnt. schl
Guthrie Richard, blacksmith
Haines James, tinplate worker
Haines John, grocer
Hands Joseph, grocer & chemist
Hartley John, builder
Haydon Joseph, baker & miller
Hodgkinson Wm. fishmngr. & parish clerk
Horne Elisabeth (Mrs), farmer
Horne John, seedsman & stamp office
Howley Michael, beer retailer
Izod Charles, maltster
Keitley John, builder
Kettle J. auctioneer
Keyte William, shopkeeper
King Herbert, linendraper & agent to Norwich Union fire office
Kingzett John Herbert, saddler & harness maker, & agent to Birmingham five office
Kingzett William Henry, farmer
Lacey Mrs. Dressmaker
Lane Charles, plumber & glazier
Lane Daniel, painter & glazier
Ledbetter John, tailor
Long John, silk throwster
Matthews Charles Decimus, druggist & grocer
Mitchell Joseph, grocer
Morris Charles William, surgeon
Osborne James, hairdresser
Payne Alexander, cooper
Pettey Charles, poulterer
Richardson Joseph, baker
Rimell William, farmer & coal merchant
Roberts Robert, linendraper
Savage Thomas, tailor
Shepherd Richard, plasterer
Silvester Stephen, tailor
Simcox William, grocer, & registrar of births & deaths
Skey James, beer retailer
Smith William, beer retailer
Stanley James, shopkeeper
Stanley John, beer retailer
Stanley Robert, butcher
Stanley William, farmer
Stevens William, baker
Summerton William, grocer & postmaster
Taylor & Co. coal merchants, Railway wharf
Taylor Samuel, watchmaker
Terry Thomas, blacksmith
Tidmarsh James, maltster
Tomes Emmanuel, shopkeeper
Trinder Samuel, shoemaker
Vinn George, tailor
Ward George, builder
Warner Thomas, watchmaker
Wyatt John, butcher
Wyatt Wm. ‘George & Dragon,` & butcher
Drury John, farmer
Haines Thomas, blacksmith
Haines William, former
Izod Nathan, farmer
Keen George, farmer
Keen John (Mrs.), farmer
Brierley John, farmer
Dowsell John, farmer
Griffin Richard, baker & beer retailer
Hands Isaiah, shoemaker
Herbert William, shoemaker
Hickman James, farmer
Hickman John, maltster
Ivins John, farmer
Keyte William, farmer
Lydiatt George, carpenter
Roberts Henry, shopkeeper
Such John, ‘Angel,’ & wheelwright
Warner Charles, farmer
Warner William, farmer
Post Office. – William Summerton, postmaster. Money orders are granted from 9 am. to 6 p.m. Letters are delivered at 8 a.m. from the south, & ¼ to 9 a.m. from the north; and dispatched at 20 minutes past 3 p.m. & ¼ to 6 p. m
Bank. – Gloucestershire Banking Company (branch), William Greenhouse, manager
Birmingham Fire, John Herbert Kingzett
County fire, William Greenhouse
Norwich Union Fire & Life, Herbert King
Royal Farmers, John Kettle
Police Station, William Hanbidge, superintendent
Stamp Office, John Horne, sub-distributor
Registrar of Births & Deaths for Chipping Campden District, William Simcox
Grammar, Rev. Matthew Wm. Barton, M.A. master
Blue Coat (girls), Mrs. Caroline Baldwin, mistress
Infant, Miss Ellen Grove, mistress
Carrier – Thomas Ellis, to Stratford-on-Avon, on Tuesday and Friday, to Evesham, on Monday & Thursday; & to Shipston on Saturday.
A conveyance from the ‘Noel Arms’ to meet every train
Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol. Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.
Situate near the extremity of the county, and in a great measure surrounded by Worcestershire, is of great antiquity, though now a very inconsiderable town. All the Saxon kings are said to have held a congress here in 689, to consult about a war and peace with the Britons. It was incorporated by James I and is governed by two bailiffs, twelve burgesses, and a steward. It has a court of record every fourth Friday, before the steward and bailiffs of the borough, for all actions not exceeding 6l. 13s. 6d. and they have two serjeants with silver maces. There is a tolerable market every Wednesday, and four annual fairs, viz. Ash-Wednesday, April 23, August 5, and December 10, this last is a very large fair for fat cattle. The benefit of the two first belong to the town, and the others to the lord of the manor.
The church is a large Gothic edifice, the patron of which is the Earl of Gainsborough, who is proprietor of the greatest part of the parish, and to whom the town gives the title of viscount. The parish is ten miles in compass. In the church are as fine marble monuments as most in England, of which the most conspicuous, supported by twelve pillars, is for Sir Baptist Hicks, viscount Cambden, who gave 10,000l in his life-time to charitable uses, and was a great benefactor to the town by erecting an alms-house for 6 poor men, and 6 women, at 3s. 4d. a week, besides coals; and rebuilding the market-place, &c. He built a noble house near the church, the outside of which cost 29,000l but this was destroyed in the civil wars. The church is supposed to have been built in the reign of Richard I and in it are some very ancient grave-stones, one of 1401, another 1386. here are two charity-schools, where 30 girls are clothed and taught to read, knit, and spin; and another charity-school for teaching 24 poor children to read. It has a grammar-school endowed with 60l. per annum for the master and usher.
A silk-mill and manufactory have been recently established in this town and neighbourhood, and which promise great advantage to the proprietor, Mr. John Franklin, and to the public, by the employment given to great numbers of the poor.
The road from Worcester to London passes through Broadway, 4 miles from Campden. The distance of this town from Shipston is 7 miles, Stow 10, Evesham 10, Stratford 12, Gloucester 30, Tewkesbury 20, and London 89. The post goes in and out every day. Mr. James Tidmarsh is the postmaster. The principal inn is the George. There is a wagon from London for this place, from the Bull and Mouth, near Aldersgate-street, every Wednesday and Saturday at eleven in the morning. The banker of this town is Mr. Edward Horseman, (F.) who draws on Esdailes, Hammett, and co. bankers, London.
The following are the names, professions, &c. of the principal inhabitants:
Horseman John, Gent.
Weston Rev. William, (F.) Vicar
Simmonds Thomas, Curate
Lumbard James, Surgeon
Lumbard Richard, (F.) Surgeon
Millard Mr. Surgeon
Cotterell Edward, (F.) Attorney
Allen William, Mercer
Allen John, Maltster
Andrews William, Fellmonger
Bevington Mark, Tanner
Downes Isaiah, Mercer
Darby John, Brazier
Emms John, Butcher
Ellis John, Thread-maker
Franklin John, Silk-throwster
Horseman Richard, (F.) Maltster
Hows James, (F.) Butcher and Maltster
Hands Thomas, Sack-weaver
Jenkins J. (F.) Shopkeeper & Maltster
Keyte John, Currier
Martin John, (F.) Mercer
Miles Richard, Grocer
Phipps Matthew, (F.) Grocer
Smith Thomas, Brazier
Tidmarsh James, (F.) Innkeeper
Thompson William, Grocer
Tombs Sarah, Sack-weaver
Trueby William, Butcher
Wilson Edward, Flax-dresser
The following gentlemen haves seats in the neighbourhood:- Sir John Rushout, Bart at Northwick; Henry Tongue, Esq. at Ebrington. The following are freeholders: Joseph Roberts, Esq. at Newcomb; Joseph Green, Esq. at Paxton; Rev. Reginald Wynniatt, at Stanton; Rev. John Pelley, at Weston-subedge; Rev. William Scott, at Willersey; Rev. Mr. Loggin, at Long Marston; John Corbett, Gent. at Adminton; John Corbett, Gent. and Michael Corbett, Gent. at Quinton; William Heden, Gent. at Norton; Nathaniel Heden, Gent. at Honeyborne; Henry Heden, Gent. at Marston; John Miller, Gent. and Banner Shakel, Gent. at Pebworth; Tho. Smith, Gent. at Adminton.
Source: Universal British Directory 1791.