Hereford Public Library
Local and Trade Directories
Post Office Directory of Herefordshire
Trades and professions in Longtown include:
Beer Retailer: Thomas Parry
Blacksmith: John Jones
Butcher: John Lewis
Carpenter: Thomas Cooke
Chemist [Druggist]: William Humble
Curate: Reverend C L Eagles
Harness maker: John Hope
Registrar & Relieving officer: John Price
Road Surveyor: John Hughes
Schoolmaster: CH Meredith
Shopkeeper: William Williams
Surgeon: John Brunton
Tailor: Nicholas Cheese junior, John Nicholls
Wheelwright: John Preece
An image of the full directory entry for Longtown is given below.
Local farmers are named. Reference is made to population and geology. There is a Free school and a Baptist chapel. Fairs are held on 29 April and 22 June yearly, a Wool Fair in the first week of July and a Statute Fair on 22 September.
This directory is not comprehensive in its coverage of all farms and commercial premises in the parish at the time. Also, in the transcribed lists of properties that are named, spellings in the original have sometimes been amended to reflect more common usage. In case of doubt please refer to the image of the original entry.