Brockhampton (nr. Ross), Herefordshire

Extract from Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire, 1876-7
with Private and Commercial Residents

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2002

BROCKHAMPTON is a small parish situated about ¾ of a mile from the river Wye, 7 miles N. of Ross, 10 S.E: of Hereford, and 2 N.E. of Fawley station on the Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester branch of the Great Western railway. It is in Greytree hundred, Fownhope polling district, Ross union, county court district, and petty sessional division. The population in 1861 was 140; in 1871, 115; inhabited houses, 26; families or separate occupiers, 30; area of parish, 840 acres; annual rateable value, £1,456. Sir Christopher Robert Lighton, Bart., is lord of the manor and owner of the soil. The late Rev. Sir C.R. Lighton, Bart., purchased the Brockhampton estate of William Stallard, Esq. The soil is sandy loam; subsoil, red sandstone; produce, wheat, barley, roots, and fruit. The living is a vicarage in the diocese, archdeaconry, and rural deanery of Hereford; annual value, £80; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford; vicar, Rev. Thomas West, M.A., of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, who was instituted in 1874, and resides at Fownhope vicarage. The Rev. Thomas Viall Cornell, of Durham University, is the curate. The church is an ancient edifice dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It has nave, chancel, porch, and low tower containing two bells. The earliest register is dated 1578. A. school was built in 1875 for the children of Brockhampton, Fawley, and a part of Woolhope. It cost about £200, and accommodation is provided for 48 children. Brockhampton House is the residence of Sir Christopher Robert Lighton, Bart., J.P.

POSTAL REGULATIONS.- Letters arrive by messenger from Ross. Fownhope is the nearest money order office. Ross is the telegraph office and post town.
Parish Church (Holy Trinity).- Rev. Thomas West, M.A., Vicar; Rev. Thomas Viall Cornell, Curate; Mr. Joseph Maddocks, Churchwarden.
District School (boys and girls.- Miss Harriet Finney, Mistress.
PRIVATE RESIDENT.
Lighton Sir Christopher Robert, Bart., J.P., Brockhampton house
COMMERCIAL.
Gatfield T. & Son, farmers and coal merchants, Brinkley hill farm; coal depôt at Fawley railway station
Lloyd John, farmer
Maddocks Joseph, farmer
Parlour Mrs. Ann, farmer
Townsend Charles, blacksmith, thrashing machine proprietor, and shopkeeper, Totney
Townsend William, farmer
Winter William, shopkeeper

OCR/Transcription by Rosemary Lockie in July 2002.

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