Leinthall Earles, Herefordshire

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

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2004

LEINTHALL EARLES is a township and chapelry in the parish of Aymestrey, distant about 2 miles N.E. of that village; is in Wigmore hundred, Leominster union and county court district, Wigmore petty sessional division and polling district. The population is included in the returns for Aymestrey parish (see Aymestrey, page 62). The area of the chapelry is 991 acres. Thomas Dunne, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is loam and gravel; subsoil, limestone; products, wheat, barley, hops, &c. The living is a vicarage in the diocese and archdeaconry of Hereford and rural deanery of Leominster; it is annexed to Aymestrey; patron and vicar, Rev. Thomas Green, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford. The chapel of ease (St. Andrew's) was partially restored in 1872 at the expense of Thomas Dunne, Esq., of Bircher hall. Open seats (free and unappropriated) have been substituted for the high pews. Accommodation is provided for 100 worshippers. The register begins with the year 1591. There is a school for boys and girls, endowed with £9 yearly to educate 6 poor children of this township. The schoolroom has been enlarged to accommodate 40 children.

POSTAL REGULATIONS.- Letters are received through Kingsland, which is the nearest money order and telegraph office. Letters should be addressed - Leinthall Earles, Kingsland, R.S.O. (Herefordshire.)
St. Andrew's Chapel of Ease.- Rev. Thomas Green, M.A., Vicar; Rev. William Goss, Curate.
Endowed School (boys and girls).- Mr. ___, Master.
Goss Rev. William (curate in charge)
Barnett James, farmer, The Mansion
Hotchkiss Samuel, farmer, Gatley park
Howard Miss Mary, shopkeeper
Jones Matthew, farmer, The Hall
Jones Thomas, farmer, Oldfield
Lloyd William, boot and shoe maker
Lowe James, farmer, Bolsgate, Yatton
Lowe John, farmer
Morgan John, farmer, Upper Lye
Newman Ambrose, farmer
Payne Timothy, mason, Yatton hill
Williams James, carpenter & wheelwright
Young William, farmer

OCR/Transcription by Rosemary Lockie in May 2004.

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