Allensmore Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Allensmore is a populous parish, containing, in 1851, 670 inhabitants, distant 4 miles south-west from Hereford, 1 ½ north-west from Tram Inn railway station, on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford line, 13 west-north-west from Ross, and 148 ¼ from London.  This parish is in the Webtree Hundred, Hereford Union, archdeaconry, deanery, and bishopric; situated on the turnpike road leading from Hereford to Abergavenny and Ross, which intersects the parish.  The church of St. Andrew, is an old stone building, in the Gothic style, having a nave, aisle, chancel, porch, and square tower containing a peal of six bells.  The living is a discharged vicarage, with residence and two acres of glebe land, the latter of which was lately granted by the ecclesiastical commission. Here are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, also a Charity school for boys and girls.  The soil is gravel, and subsoil marl, and consists of 1,960 acres.  The rateable value of this parish is £2,635 6s. 6d.

Hungerstone is distant 1 mile from the village of Allensmore.

Winnall and Cobhall are small villages. Mere Court was the residence of a respectable family of the name of Wathen, for upwards of two centuries.  The remains of a moat still surround the building, which is a farmhouse.

Letters through Hereford, which is the nearest money order office.


Baker, Rev. F.

Berrow Misses

Brisland James, tailor

Dean Elijah Hy., land proprietor, Winnall villa

Davis Mr. Richard

Faulkner James, smith

Herrington W., Cherry Tree Inn

Johnson John, wheelwright

Jones James, tailor

Lambert John, shoemaker

Lawrence James, shoemaker

Mattey J., smith

Neat Henry, shopkeeper, Cobhall com

Pateshall Mrs. B.

Preece Richard, cooper

Sayce John, maltster, Cobhall com

Williams Eleanor, maltster, Cobhall com


Baynham Robert, Wood st.

Beavan Thomas, Winnall

Beavan Thomas, junr., Mawfield

Berrow J.

Berrow Mrs.

Blashill Robert, Mawfield

Carpenter Edward, Cobhall

Davis S., Church house

Davis Wm., Winnall

Evesham George

Fluck William, Gethenfield farm

Merrick William, Meerpool

Partridge Mrs. Ann, Traphouse

Lewis James, Mere Court

Powell George, Winnall common

Powell James, Winnall

Powell Thomas, Winnall court

Powell William, New buildings

Watkins William, Winnall

Wilde Ann, Winnall

Wilde Peter

Wesleyan & Primitive Methodists Chapels, no stated ministers.

Charity School, (for boys and girls), Mrs. Eliza Brisland, mistress

Carriers, (passing Through):-

Garrett, from Turnastone to Hereford, Wed. & Saturdays, returns same days

Pritchard, from Abbey Dore to Hereford, Wed. and Saturdays, returns same day

Steele from Ewais Harold to Hereford, Wed. and Saturdays, returns same days.

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.