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Transcription of Kelly’s Directory of Herefordshire

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CUSOP, anciently " St. Cewydd's Hope," is a parish and village on the Hereford and Hay road, on the borders of Brecknockshire, 20 miles west from Hereford and 1 south-east from Hay, in the Leominster division of the county, in Ewyas Lacy hundred, Hay county court district, Dore and Bredwardine rural district, Bredwardine petty sessional division, rural deanery of Abbey Dore and archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford. Hay station, on the Hereford, Hay and Brecon line of the Great Western railway, is in this parish, 164 miles from London. The church of St. Mary, built by the monks of Llanthony, is an ancient building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing 2 bells: the church was restored in 1857: new choir stalls, the gift of Mrs. Rouse, were added in 1913, to the memory of Rev. J. Thomas, a former curate in charge. In the churchyard are four very fine yew trees, which are mentioned in Domesday book. The register of marriages dates from the year 1754; baptisms and burials, 1709. The living is a rectory, net yearly value about £300, with glebe and residence, in the gift of the Church Pastoral Aid Society Trust, and held since 1938 by the Rev. Stephen Wheeler, of Clifton College, Bristol. The foundations of Cusop Castle, one of a chain of fortresses anciently defending the Welsh borders, still remain. There are some barrows in the township. Richard James Eckley esq. J.P. is the chief landowner. The soil is sandy; subsoil, chiefly sandstone. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and swedes. The area is 2,287 acres of land and 7 of water; the population in 1931 was 396.

Letters through Hereford, via Hay, which is the nearest M. 0. & T. office.

Police Station

Railway Station.—Hay (G. W)



(For T N's see general list of Private Residents at end of book.)

Bebb Miss, Bournefield

Bishop Miss Jane, Swynnerton

Booth Maj.   William  Henry   D.S.O. O.B.E., J.P. Brynmelyn

Browning Mrs. Laura Jane, Lynwood

Cockcroft Edward Francis D.L., J.P. Tyglyn

Creasey James Hotchin, Ael-y-Bryn

Croxford Miss, Moorfields

Delahey Charles James, Thornbury

Dudgeon John, Cusop house

Eckley Richard James   J.P.   Llydy Ady Way

George Joshua James, Westbury

Gilbert Mrs. Jasmine ho

Griffiths Robert Trevor, Bryn-Glas

Hendy Mrs. Conygar

Hissey Richard James, Trewern

Jolly Lechmere George, Redwing

Jones Mrs. Blenheim house

Larkin Samuel Jasper, Glandulas

Lewis Haydn Idris Jas. Middleton ho

Like James Phillips, Cefn Bryn

Lilwall Mrs. Eleanor, Elswick

Meredith Henry, Rothbury

Perkins Griffith Williams,  Bredon

Potter William, Fernleigh

Powell Mrs. Upper Dulas

Samuel Isaac, Elmsleigh

Southwick Miss, Lansdowne

Thomas T.  Duncan,  Nantyglasdwr

Tunnard-Moore Miss, Dulas

Watkins Reginald David, Ridgebourne

Wheeler Rev.   Stephen  (rector),  The Rectory

Williams Charles Richard, Sunnyhurst

Williams Herbert, Hawthorn villa

Williams Bees, Danygarth



Marked thus ° farm 150 acres or over.

Archer Thos. farmer,  Trevaddock

Bufton Alfd. Carey, farmer, Cooper's hall

Davies    Wm.    (Mrs.),    smallholder, Castle house

°Eckley Ed. Jas. J.P. farmer, Llydy Ady way.   

Gilbert  Sarah  Jane   (Mrs.),   farmer, Penhentland

Greenway Allan, farmer,  Terrett

Lewis Elsie May (Mrs.), clerk to the Parish Council

Lindesay  Geoffrey,  farmer,   Pentrehiggin 

Mattdean   Estates    (T.    D.   Speight, mngr.), building contractors. Hay 90

Morgan David, farmer, Tycoch

Nelson Inn (Jn. Wm. James) [Innkeeper]

Old Radnor Trading Co. Ltd. coal merchants, Station yard

Potter  Wm. timber merchant, buyer of standing timber, Fernleigh. Hay 78

°Roderick Rees, farmer, Nantyglasdwr

Samuel Edwd. farmer, Redlay

Travers Jn. farmer, Blainau

Travers Thos. farmer. Maerdy

Watkins Regnld. David, monumental mason

Williams Robert & Sons Limited. coal  mers. Station  yard. Hay  23



This directory is not comprehensive in its coverage of all farms and commercial premises in the parish at the time.

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