Bishops Frome Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Bishop’s Frome is a large parish, 8 miles north-north-west from Ledbury, 12 north-east from Hereford, and 5 from Bromyard, in the Radlow hundred, Bromyard Union, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; it includes five townships, Bishop’s Frome, Eggleton, Hailmond’s Frome, Leadon Walton, and Standford Regis. The living is a vicarage, value £630 per annum; the Rev. John Hopton, of Canon Frome, is the patron. The church is a fine old building, partly in the Norman style, with porch, and a square embattled tower containing clock and six bells. The interior has one aisle, one gallery, and organ, and a fine Norman arch. The eastern windows contain handsomely stained glass, giving nine pictorial illustrations of the birth and death of Our Saviour, the Crucifixion being in the centre. There are many ancient tombs and monuments. The chancel has been re-built within the last few years, and the whole church repaired and beautified. There are several charities; and endowed school for boys, and a national school for girls. These schools are both in one building. The population, exclusive of Eggleton, in 1851, was 1,070; acreage, 3.926. Mr. James Mutlow and Mr. John Brown are the principal landowners.

Eggleton township is in Ledbury Union, with 530 acres, and a population of 158. The land belongs to E. Poole, Esq.

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


Allen William, wheelwright

Barrett James, carpenter

Baynham James, shoemaker

Browne John, Esq., Hall Court

Chadd Samuel, shoemaker

Coldwell John, miller, Paunton mill

Cooper James, stonemason

Dilworth John, nailmaker

Dutson Edwin, wheelwright

Dutson Mrs. Jane, Green Dragon

Dutson William, smith

Gittings William, tailor

Heming James, Esq., Upper House

Heming Henry, shoemaker

Hill James, grocer and beer retailer

Hodges Mrs. Agnes, beer retailer

Hopton Rev. William Parsons, M.A., Vicarage

Mutlow Mrs. Ann, Paunton court

Ockey John, schoolmaster, parish clerk, and postmaster

Pember John, carpenter

Probert William, Wheat Sheaf

Pudge William, carpenter

Sandford Miss Hannah, mistress of National school

Sandford Thomas, tailor

Smith William, miller, Court mill

Watkins John, smith

Wilkins Moses, shopkeeper


Abell John, Wellington

Brown Richard, Browntree

Brown Thomas, Birches

Chambers William, Lower house

Cook Thomas, Cheyney court

Crump William, Woodcroft

Derry John, Upper Walton

Dowding John, Frome court

Edwards James, Dovefields

Gardiner James, Batchfield

Homes Richard, White hill

Jay James, Hanburies

Jones Richard, Rea

Loggen Mary

Morris Samuel, farmer and carrier

Nicholas John, Walton

Shepheard William, Halfway head

Taylor Nathaniel, Millfield

Vale Robert, Furrows

Vale Williams, Hailmond’s Frome

Wall James, Instone

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