Sudeley

Sudeley, Gloucestershire

Historical Descriptions

Directories

Sudeley Kelly’s Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Sudeley is a township and parish, 1 mile south-east of Winchcomb, in the lower division of the Hundred of Kiftsgate, Winchcomb Union, East Gloucestershire, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, situated on the river Isborne.  The church of St. Mary, a Gothic structure of stone, now a fine ruin, is about to be restored.  The living is a rectory, worth £45 yearly, in the gift of John Dent, Esq., and incumbency of Rev. John Ridout Harvey, M.A.  Sudeley Castle, the property and residence of J. Dent, Esq., is partly a magnificent ruin (see Winchcomb).  The population, in 1851, was 77, and the acreage is 2,009; soil, stone brash; subsoil, stiff clay.  J. Dent, Esq., is lord of the manor, and chief landowner.

Wadfield is a farm.

Dent John, esq. Sudeley Castle

Traders

Champion James, farmer, Manor house

Pope Edward, farmer

State John & Wm. farmers, Sudeley lodge

Summers Chas. farmer, Wadfield farm

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

Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, William Fluck, Winchcomb

Relieving Officer, George Hemming Jackson, Winchcomb

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.