Guiting Power Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


Last updated on September 5th, 2017

Guiting (or Guyting) Power, or Lower Guyting, is a township, parish and large village, 5 miles south-east from Winchcomb, 11 north-north-east from Cheltenham, 7 south-west from Stow-on-the-Wold, 10 from Addlestrop station on the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton railway, in Upper Slaughter Hundred, Winchcomb Union, and East Gloucestershire, Gloucester archdeaconry and bishopric.  The church is an ancient stone building, in the Norman style, and consists of nave, tower and chancel, and north and south aisles; the living is a vicarage, worth £150 yearly, with residence, in the gift of Mr. James Walker; the Rev. John Dolphin, M.A., is the incumbent, and the Rev. Otto Ball, B.A., is the curate. There is a chapel for Baptists; there is a day school for boys and girls.  Guiting Grange, in this parish, is the seat of John Wadingham, Esq.  The population, in 1851, was 690, and the acreage is 3,380.  The soil is stone brash.  Mr. James Walker is lord of the manor, and with John Wadingham, Esq., and Richard Walker, are chief landowners.  There are a few small charities.

This township includes the hamlets of Farmcot, Guyting Grange, and Cartlet or Castlett.  Foxhill, Woodmill, and Westfield, are places here.

Gentry
Ball Rev. Otto, B.A. (curate)
Wadingham John, esq. The Grange

Traders
Allen John, beer retailer, Fox hill
Ashwin Henry Walker, farmer
Baker Thomas, farmer, Castlett farm
Baker William, miller, Wood mill
Bargery Charles, inland revenue officer
Bisp Frederick, tailor & draper
Clark John, ‘New Bell’
Collett George, butcher
Collett John, grocer & baker
Cook Michael, slater & plasterer
Evan William, ‘Farmers’ Arms’
Fry William, machine & drill maker
Hammond Charles, tailor, & agent to Farmers’ & General fire & life insurance office
Hammond Thomas, boot & shoe maker, & postmaster
Harris Michael, carpenter & parish clrk
Hignell John, miller, Castlett mill
Hunt John, carrier
Kear Keziah (Mrs.), beer retailer
King George, machine maker
Meadows John, blacksmith
Phillips John, blacksmith
Robbins Edward, boot & shoe maker
Sedgley Henry, saddler
Smith Samuel, surgeon
Walker James, farmer, Manor farm
West Edmund, wheelwright
White Henry, grocer & draper
Wood William, farmer, Westfield farm

Letters received through Winchcomb, which is also the nearest money order office.

Source: 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.