Burrington, Herefordshire

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

Transcribed by Marion B. Wilkinson, © Copyright 2001

BURRINGTON is a parish situated near the river Teme, and on a by-road leading from Ludlow, via Aston, to Leintwardine. It is distant 5 miles S.W. of Ludlow, 13 N.W. of Leominster, and 26 N.N.W. of Hereford, in Wigmore hundred, petty sessional division, and polling district, Ludlow union and county court district. The population in 1861 was 231; in 1871, 200; inhabited houses, 39; families or separate occupiers, 42; area of parish, 2,580 acres; annual rateable value, £1,642. Andrew Johnes Rouse Boughton Knight, Esq., of Downton castle, is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The parish is well wooded; soil, heavy loam; subsoil, partly rock; produce, wheat, barley, fruit, &c. Burrington is in the diocese of Hereford and archdeaconry and rural deanery of Ludlow; living, a vicarage; value, £240, with residence; patron, the Lord Chancellor; vicar, Rev. George James Corser, M.A., of Brasenose College, Oxford, who was instituted in 1866. The church, dedicated to St. George, is a handsome stone edifice. It was entirely rebuilt in 1864; the nave by A.J.R. Boughton Knight, Esq., and the chancel by subscription; total cost, £800. It contains several monuments to the Knight family, a fine old font, register (earliest date 1640), and chest. There is a good school for boys and girls, chiefly supported by subscription.

POSTAL REGULATIONS.- Letters arrive from Ludlow by rural messenger. Leintwardine and Ludlow are the nearest money order and telegraph offices. Post town, Ludlow.
Parish Church (St George's).- Rev. George James Corser, M.A., Vicar; Messrs. George Mason and John Wellings, Churchwardens.
National School (boys and girls).- Miss Sarah Peevor, Mistress.
Corser Rev. George James, M.A.(vicar of Burrington; chairman of guardians of Ludlow union), The Vicarage
Davies James, farmer, Monstray
Langslow Edwd., farmer, Boddington fm.
Mason George, farmer, Bringwood forge
Matthews J., farmer, The Willows
Monnington Frederick, miller, Hay mill
Morgan Richard, blacksmith
Peevor Miss Sarah, schoolmistress
Price Mrs. John, farmer, New house
Richards Thomas, farmer
Wall Benjamin, shopkeeper
Wellings John, farmer, Mary knoll

Transcription by Marion Wilkinson in August 2001.

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