Pixley, Herefordshire

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

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2004

PIXLEY is a small parish intersected by the Ledbury and Hereford road, and within 1 mile of Ashperton station on the Worcester and Hereford railway; is distant 4 miles W.N.W. of Ledbury, 10½ E. of Hereford, and 10 N.N.E. of Ross; is in Radlow hundred, Ledbury union, petty sessional division, and county court district, and Much Marcle polling district. The population in 1861 was 110; in 1871, 96; inhabited houses, 18; families or separate occupiers, 26; area of parish, 637a. 1r. 30p.; annual rateable value, £972. The Right Hon. Earl Somers, of Eastnor castle, is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is a stiff clay, producing wheat, beans, hops, fruit, and roots. Pixley is in the diocese and archdeaconry of Hereford and rural deanery of South Froome; living, a rectory; value, £120, with 50 acres of glebe; patron, Earl Somers; rector, Rev. William Pulling, M.A., late fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, who was instituted in 1844, and is also rector of Eastnor, and a prebendary of Hereford cathedral. The Rev. George P. Turner, M.A., is the curate. The church is a small edifice, with about 100 sittings. The nave and chancel were restored and a bell-turret built in 1865, at the cost of Earl Somers and the Rev. W. Pulling. The church fittings and windows were offerings from various persons. The children from this parish attend the public elementary school at Ashperton. Mainstone Court is the residence of Miss M. Pyndar.

POSTAL REGULATIONS.- Trumpet Post office, Parkhold; Thomas Jones, Sub-Postmaster. Letters arrive by mail-cart from Ledbury at 7.25 a.m.; despatched thereto at 5.10 p.m. Letters can be registered here. Tarring- ton is the nearest money order office. Ledbury is the telegraph office and post town.
Parish Church.- Rev. William Pulling, M.A., Rector; Rev. George P. Turner, M.A., Curate; James Probert Parish Clerk
Pyndar Miss M., Mainstone court
Benger Mrs. Jane, ladies' school, Parkhold
Hickman John, farmer and hop grower, Mainstone farm
Homes William, jun., farmer and hop grower, Poolend farm and at Gold Hill farm, Bosbury
Inns Thomas, farmer, shopkeeper, wood dealer, and beer retailer (The Original Trumpet Inn), Parkhold
Meacham Charles, farmer, Knapp farm
Mutlow James, farmer, Birchalls
Pope Daniel, farmer and hop grower, Pixley court
Probert James, parish clerk & shoemaker
Rogers ___, farm bailiff for William Homes, Esq., Poolend farm

OCR/Transcription by Rosemary Lockie in June 2004.

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