Eggleton, Herefordshire

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

Transcribed by Marion B. Wilkinson, © Copyright 2001

EGGLETON is a parish for poor-law purposes, but ecclesiastically it is a township and detached hamlet of Bishop's Froome parish, from which it is distant 3 miles S.W. It is situated on the main road from Worcester to Hereford (over Froome's hill), being 9 miles N.E. of Hereford, 9 N.W. of Ledbury, 8 S. of Bromyard, and 17 W.S.W. of Worcester; is in Radlow hundred, Ledbury union, county court district, and petty sessional division, and Bishop's Froome polling district. The population in 1861 was 164; in 1871, 135; inhabited houses, 29; families or separate occupiers, 30; area of parish, 630 acres; annual rateable value, £905. The Rev. William Poole, of Hentland, near Ross, is lord of the manor and owner of the soil. The chief crops are wheat, beans, hops, fruit, and roots. On the Court farm, Upper Eggleton, is a fine oak tree in a very flourishing state; it is 30 feet in circumference, and 150 feet in height. There is neither church, chapel, nor school in the township. A public elementary school was erected in 1875 for the joint use of Stretton-Grandison and Eggleton.

POSTAL REGULATIONS.- Letters arrive by messenger from Ledbury about 10 a.m.; despatched thereto at 4 p.m. Tarrington is the nearest money order office, and postal telegrams may be sent from Stoke Edith railway station. Post town, Ledbury.
Carriers to Hereford.- John Bounds (of Stretton-Grandison), and James Woodhouse (of Lower Eggleton), on Wednesdays and Saturdays; stop at the Coach and Horses Inn, Commercial street, Hereford.
Piper Mrs. Jane, Blackway
Bannister Thos., carpenter, Lr. Eggleton
Burnett Arthur, plumber, glazier, painter, &c., Upper Eggleton
Chadd Thos., shoemaker, Upper Eggleton
Davies Thomas, farmer and hop grower, Upper Eggleton court; res., Glaston, Dormington, near Hereford
Derry Joseph, mason, Lower Eggleton
Hill William, farmer and hop grower, Lower Eggleton
Lloyd Charles, shoemaker, Upper Eggleton
Pudge William, farmer and hop grower, Upper Eggleton
Smith William, farmer and hop grower, Lower Eggleton
Woodhouse James, wheelwright and carrier, Lower Eggleton

Transcription by Marion Wilkinson in September 2001.

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