Naunton Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Naunton or  (Naunton-in-the-Vale) is a long straggling village and parish in Stow-on-the-Wold union, containing, by the census of 1861, 535, and in 1871, 538 inhabitants, with 2032 acres of land; in the deanery of Stow, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, lower division of Slaughter hundred, East Gloucestershire, near the small river Windrush, 5 miles west from Stow-on-the-Wold, and 12 from Cheltenham. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Edward Arthur Litton, M.A., is of the gross annual value of £630, with residence, in the patronage of the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is in the Norman and Early English styles, and consists of nave, chancel, and north aisles, with an embattled tower containing three bells. The Baptists have a place of worship here, and there is a Board School for children of both sexes. A battle was fought in this neighbourhood between Prince Rupert and the Parliamentarians. The rateable value of this parish is £3517.

Clergy and Gentry

Dickens Rev. B. (Baptist)

Litton Rev. Edward Arthur, M . A., The Rectory

Trades and Professions

Baylis John, slater and plasterer

Bullock John, farmer, Round Hill farm

Burge James, saddler and farmer

Collett John, miller, baker, and farmer, Naunton mill

Comely Robert, farmer, Naunton downs

Draper G., architect, Dale end

Dunford Miss E., academy, Waterloo house

Fletcher Charles, carpenter

Fletcher F. J., farmer

Fletcher Philip, carpenter

Gardiner George, wheelwright

Godfrey William, blacksmith

Hambridge Mrs. G., farmer, Summerhill farm

Hanks George, farmer and maltster

Hanks Joseph, farmer

Hanks Wm. Wood, farmer, Aylworth farm

Margretts Joseph, carpenter

Matthews Frank S., farmer, Harford

Mills James, shopkeeper

Moulder Elijah, farmer and baker

Oakey James, land surveyor and mason

Phillips John, blacksmith

Pullan Wm. and Edward, machine owners

Shillam Mrs., grocer

Thomas – , Inland Revenue officer

Wakefield Charles, “Black Horse”

White Henry, grocer and draper

Williams Thomas, “Naunton” inn

Letters through Cheltenham. Stow-on-the-Wold is the nearest money order office.


Cheltenham – Jesse Timms, Tues and Sat.

Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.