Yatton, Herefordshire

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

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2004

YATTON is a township and chapelry in the parish of Much Marcle, being distant 2½ miles S.W. from the mother church, 5 N.N.E. of Ross, 7½ S.W. of Ledbury, and 10½ S.E. of Hereford; is in Greytree hundred, Ross union, petty sessional division, and county court district, and Fownhope polling district. The population in 1861 was 225; in 1871, 213; inhabited houses, 47; families or separate occupiers, 50; area of township, 1,409 acres; annual rateable value, £2,026. George Clive, Esq,, M.P., and William Gibson Ward, Esq., are the chief landowners. The soil is clayey, producing wheat, beans, roots, &c. Yatton is in the diocese and archdeaconry of Hereford and rural deanery of Ross; living, a chapelry; value, £288, with 5 acres of glebe, annexed to the vicarage of Much Marcle; vicar, Rev. Allen William Chatfield, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge. The Rev. William Becher, is the curate. The chapel of ease was erected in 1842 at a cost of £560. It is a cruciform structure of white stone, capable of seating about 200 persons. A new infant school was provided here in 1874 at a cost of about £100, by the purchase of a building intended as a dissenting chapel. Perrystone is chiefly in Foy parish. Perrystone Towers is the residence of William Gibson Ward, Esq.

POSTAL REGULATIONS.- Letters are received through Ross. Much Marcle is the nearest money order office. Ross is the nearest telegraph office and post town.
Yatton Church (Chapel of Ease to Much Marcle).- Rev. Allen William Chatfield, M.A., Vicar; Rev. William Becher, Curate; Mr. Charles Cotton, Churchwarden; Richard Bosley, Clerk.
Infant School.- Miss Sarah Watkins, Mistress.
Clive George, Esq., M.P., J.P., and D.L., Perrystone
Field Mr. J., Yatton lodge
Ward Wm. G., Esq., Perrystone towers
Benskin James, farmer, Gamage farm
Berrow Mrs. Diana, shopkeeper and cottage farmer, Lower house
Carter George, farmer, Barrel hill
Cotton Charles, farmer, Dean's place
Gibbons Samuel, shopkeeper
Jones James, farmer, Woodreding farm
Mizen Henry, farmer, Welch court
Price Charles, farmer, Lower house
Price John, Higford Arms Inn, & frmr.
Teague Thomas, carpenter & shopkeeper
Watkins John, blacksmith, Perrystone hill
Watkins Miss Sarah, schoolmistress
Weaver Richard, farmer, Upper house

OCR/Transcription by Rosemary Lockie in March 2004.

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