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Post Office Directory of Herefordshire

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Trades and professions named in Craswall include:

Beer retailer: David Watkins

Blacksmith: Moses Jenkins, David Strachan

Carpenter: Thomas Prosser

Curate: Reverend Charles Lionel Eagles

Innkeeper: Thomas Gane [Bulls Head Inn]

Miller: John Jones [Cwm Mill]

Schoolmaster: George Batt

Shopkeeper: Robert Davies

Property named includes:

Abbey farm [Thomas Beavan]

Bettys tan House [Aaron Jenkins]

Black Hill [John Buchan]

Cat & Wheel [William Jones]

Chapel house [James Beavan]

College farm [John Rowley]

Coom [George Watkins]

Court farm [Mary Evans]

Crasswall Court [Thomas Beavan]

Cwm [James Parry]

Cwm Mill [John Jones]

Cwm Steps [Ver. Smith]

Dukes farm [David Strachan]

Forest Mill [David Strachan]

Gouldevain [James Howells]

Great Black Hill [George Watkins junior]

Holly Well [Caleb Gilbert]

Jacobs [George Jenkins]

Llandraw [Isabella Stephens]

Lower Black Hill [John Gilbert]

Old Mill [William Watkins]

Pentwyn [George Morris]

Rhwynford [William Hughes]

Rocky fold [Jonathan Howalls]

The Barn [William Winston]

The Birches [William Lewis]

The Coed [John Williams]

The Oaks [James Pritchard]

The Town [Benjamin Williams]

Trylandon [Isaac Price]

Upper house [Samuel Jones]

Wern Wen [Joseph Williams]

White Haywood [Phillip Gilbert]

White Oak [Joseph Beavan]

Wren’s nest [James Griffiths]

An image of the full 1856 Post Office Directory entry for Craswall is given below.


Local farmers are named. The area, population, rateable value, main crops, geology, county court and other details of the Parish are given. There is a Board school and two Primitive Methodist chapels.

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.

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