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Post Office Directory of Herefordshire

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Trades and professions named in Longtown include:

Assistant Overseer: James Price

Builder: Frederick Price

Butcher: John Lewis

Carrier: John Evans [Crown], Mary Ann George [Trelandon]

Curate: Reverend Edmund Davis

Grocer: Nicholas Cheese, James Gretton

Harness maker: Frederick Townsend

Innkeeper: John Evans [Crown], Eliza Hyde [Black Lion], Eliza Jones [Rising Sun], John Lewis [Greyhound], Samuel Povey [New Inn]

Land Agent: John Gilbert Harris

Mason: Frederick Price

Miller: Richard Miles [Pontynys]

Schoolteacher: Thomas Lawrence

Shopkeeper: Mary Williams

Surgeon: Charles Warren Price, Leslie Lachlan Thain

Surveyor: Philip Gwillim

Tailor: Urbane Nicholls

Wheelwright: John Price

Mentions property called:  

Brooks [John Farr]

Cwm [Henry Jones]

Cwm owly [William Monkley]

Garn [David Griffiths]

Grove [Frederick Price]

Hunt house [James Edwards]

Llanwonog [Edward Price]

Lower Bryn [Daniel Ellis]

Lower House [William Pritchard]

Lower Wern dee [Thomas Watkins]

Ly Kanol [Philip Hoddell]

Maerdy [James Williams]

Money farthing [John Watkins]

Oldcourt [Henry Harris]

Pen y lan [Thomas Prosser]

Pont hendre [Thomas Davis]

The Moody [Thomas Price]

The Villa [John Gilbert Harris]

The Wain [John Gwillim]

Tregoed [James Price]

Trelandon [Mary Ann George]

Trewern [Howell Nicholls]

Ty mawr [Thomas Williams]

Upper Wern dee [John Watkins]

Vicarage [Charles Lionel Eagles]

Welsh Hunt house [William Gane]

Yew tree Cottage [ Charles Warren Price]

Yew Tree Cottage [Charles Price]

An image of the full 1879 Post Office Directory entry for Longtown is given below.


Local farmers are named. The area, population, rental, rateable value, main crops, geology, county court and election arrangements and other details of the Parish including a description of Longtown castle are given. There is a Board school.

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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