St Briavels Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Saint Briavels is a village and parish, 6 miles from Lydney station on the South Wales railway, 8 from Monmouth, 8 from Chepstow, and 5 from Coleford, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, archdeaconry of Gloucester, rural deanery of the Forest, county court district and uuion of Chepstow, and gives the name to the hundred in which it is. The church of St. Mary is a stone building, having a tower with 8 bells, aisles, chancel, nave, organ, and a clock; it has recently been restored, at an expense of £2,000. Earliest date of register 1500.

The living is a vicarage, annual value £180, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Hereford; the Rev. Horatio Walmisley, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge, is the incumbent. The population in 1861 was 1,261; the area of the parish is 3,284 acres; the rateable value, £3,321. Here are the ruins of an old castle, built in the reign of William II. for the purpose of keeping back the incursions of the Welsh. Here is a National school, and a chapel for Independents.

Brown Henry, esq. Woodspring cottage

Burns Capt. Charles, Common

Jackson Wm. Henry, esq. Woodlands

Peel Edward Yates, esq. Aylesmore ho

Peel Major Lawrence, Aylesmore house

Peel Wm. Henry, esq, Aylesmore house

Rooke Miss, The Florence

Stephenson Frederick, esq

Stratford Rev. James [Independent]

Walmisley Rev. Horatio, M.A


Allen John, farmer, Wilsbury

Allen William, farmer & maltster

Allpass John, baker

Bullock Thomas, farmer & maltster

Bullock William Thomas, farmer

Butler John, farmer

Clark John, farmer, Stowe

Clark John, miller, Mork mill

Dixon Thomas, farmer

Godwin Thomas, farmer

Halford John, farmer, Mork farm

Hughes Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Hulin Charles, plasterer

Hulin Henry, beer retailer

Hulin Isaac, stonemason

Hulin Orpheus, plasterer

Hunt Timothy, farmer

James William, carpenter & beer retailr

Jones John, farmer, Dnnkilns

Kear Ellen (Mrs.), George

Kear William, farmer & wood dealer

Miles George, Plough

Moore & Rossiter, shopkeepers

Muday Thomas, farmer, Stowe grange

Page James, farmer & butcher

Palmer Samuel, carpenter

Rosser John, farmer, Rodmore farm

Shipton James, shopkeeper & postmaster

Smith John, farmer, Bearse farm

Stephens Alfred, tailor

Taylor John, blacksmith

Taylor William, blacksmith

Thomas William, farmer

Weaver Joshua, farmer, High grove

White James, land & estate agent, Lindors

Whittington James, beer retailer

Whittington William, farmer, Mork

Wilson John Wilkin, farmer, Hoggins

Wintour James, farmer, Dunkilns

Post Office & Money Order Office & Savings Bank. — James Shipton, receiver. Letters from Coleford are delivered at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 5.30 p.m. Orders are paid from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Police Station, Samuel Sollis, sergeant

National School, John Philips, master

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.