Fawley, Herefordshire

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

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2004

FAWLEY is a township and chapelry in the parish of Fownhope, having a railway station on the Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester branch of the Great Western railway. It is distant 4 miles S. of the village of Fownhope, 4 N. of Ross, and 8¼ S.E. of Hereford, and is situated on a pleasant site on the banks of the Wye, which meanders in a very singular manner. It is in the same ecclesiastical and civil divisions as Fownhope. (For population and other statistics see Fownhope.) The chapel of ease is a small stone structure, with a nave, chancel, and one bell. The living is a chapelry annexed to Fownhope vicarage; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford; vicar, Rev. Thomas West, M.A., of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. The children from Fawley attend the new school at Brockhampton. Fawley Court, the residence of Mr. William Alfred Bellamy, an extensive farmer, is a building in the Elizabethan style of architecture, exhibiting traces of great antiquity. It was anciently the property of Sir John Kyrle, an ancestor of the "Man of Ross". It now belongs to Lieut.- Colonel John Ernle Money-Kyrle, of Homme house, Much Marcle, near Dymock.

POSTAL REGULATIONS.- Letters arrive by messenger from Ross. The letter-box at Fawley railway bridge is cleared at 4.30 p.m. on week days only. Hoarwithy and Fownhope are the nearest money order offices. Ross is the telegraph office and post town.
Chapel of Ease.- Rev. Thomas West, M.A., Vicar; Rev. Thomas V. Cornell, Curate. Fawley Railway Station (Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester Railway - G.W.R.)-James H. Chilman, Station Master.
Bellamy Joseph, farmer, Seaborns
Bellamy William, farmer, Much Fawley
Bellamy William Alfred, farmer, Fawley court
Chilman James H., station master, Fawley station
Gatfield T., & Son, coal merchants, Railway station; and at Brinkley Hill farm, Brockhampton, Ross

OCR/Transcription by Rosemary Lockie in April 2004.

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