Garway, Herefordshire

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

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2004

GARWAY is a large parish and scattered village, situated on the borders of Monmouthshire, and on the main road between Ross and Abergavenny, distant 8 miles N.W. of Monmouth, 11 W. of Ross, 14 S. of Hereford, and about 5 S.E. of Pontrilas station on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford railway. It is in Wormelow hundred, Monmouth union and county court district, St. Weonard's polling district, and Harewood End petty sessional division. The population in 1861 was 585; in 1871, 578; inhabited houses, 125; families or separate occupiers, 131; area of parish, 3,625 acres; annual rateable value, £3,385. The Right Hon. Richard Moore O'Ferrall, who is lord of the manor, and the Hon. Miss Southwell, are the principal landowners. The soil is sandy and loamy; subsoil, chiefly rock; produce, wheat, barley, roots, &c. Garway is in the diocese and archdeaconry of Hereford and rural deanery of Archenfield; living, a vicarage; value, £82; patron, Sir Joseph Russell Bailey, Bart., M.P., of Glan-Usk park, Breconshire. The whole of the tithes, great and small, together with the glebe (62 acres) and glebe house, belong to the lay rector. There is no suitable residence for the vicar, and the living is at present vacant. The church, which is in need of restoration, is an old Norman edifice, with nave, chancel, porch, and square tower containing five bells. The parish registers begin with the year 1664. A school board has been recently formed in this parish, and new schools are to be erected to accommodate about 90 children. The average attendance at the present school is about 40. There is a chapel for the Baptists at a place called "The Turnings". Garway Common is distant half a mile E., and comprises an area of 300 acres. Broad Oak is a hamlet distant nearly 2 miles S.E. of the church.

POSTAL REGULATIONS.- Robert Benjamin, Sub-Postmaster. Letters arrive by messenger from Ross at 10.20 a.m.; despatched thereto at 3.40 p.m. Letters can be registered here. St. Weonard's is the nearest money order office. Pontrilas is the nearest telegraph office. Post town, Ross.
Parish Church.- Rev. ____, Vicar; Thomas James and W. Gwynne Vaughan, Esqs., Churchwardens; Alfred Dobbs, Parish Clerk.
Board School (boys and girls).- Mr. Thomas Titley, Master; Mrs. Saunders, Sewing Mistress.
Baptist Chapel, The Turnings.- Rev. Thomas Williams, Minister.
Steward of the Manor.- John Dale, Esq., Spetchley, Worcester.
Carriers to Monmouth.- James Ruck and Sarah Roberts, every Saturday
Embry Mr. John, Myrtle house
James Mr. Thomas, Tenorsfield
Pearson Mr. Wm. John, The Demesne
Vaughan W. Gwynne, Esq., Glan-Monnow
Prosser Rev. Henry (vicar of Dulas), Oaklands
Williams Rev. Thos. (Baptist), Poplar cot.
Banton William, farmer, Cwm-Madoc
Benjamin Robert, sub-postmaster and assistant overseer, Post office, Church ho.
Crompton William, farmer, New buildgs.
Davies George, farmer, Penyfedw
DOBBS ALFRED, carpenter, wheelwright, & parish clerk, Garway common
Embry John, farmer and landowner, Myrtle house
Foxwell Wm., grocer & drpr., Broad Oak
Goode Thomas, blacksm., Garway com.
Hoddell Miss, farmer, Old garden
James Thomas, farmer and landowner, Tenorsfield
Jenkins William, farmer, Oldfield
Johnson Thomas, farmer, The Berry
Jones David, farmer, Yew tree farm
Lewis Thomas, shopkeeper
LLOYD EDWIN, miller, Garway mill
Lloyd Thomas, farmer, Southwell court
Morgan Walter P., frmr., Little Garway
Morris James, Southwell Arms Inn, shopkeeper, and haulier
Pearson Robert, farmer and hop grower, Garway court and Church farms
Pearson Wm., maltster, Garway town
Pearson William John, farmer and hop gr., The, Demesne and Oaklands farms
Phillips illiam, butcher, The Turning
Pritchard Richard, farmer, Old Kitchen
Ruck Charles, blacksmith, Garway com.
Ruck James, shoemaker, and carrier to Monmouth, Mount Pleasant
Saunders Mrs., farmer, Newlands
Sims William, farmer, Tremadoc
Smith Jearnyn, farrier, Garway common
Taylor Thomas, farmer, Ivy cottage
Titley Thomas, schoolmaster
Vaughan Henry, Broad Oak Inn
Vaughan W. Gwynne, farmer and landowner, Glan-Monnow and Hill farms
Walters Amos, beer retailer and farmer, Garway common
Watkins William, boot and shoe maker
Webb Charles, wheelwright
West Charles, farmer, Cox heath

OCR/Transcription by Rosemary Lockie in April 2004.

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