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Local and Trade Directories


Original document


Littlebury’s Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire

Place name:

Michaelchurch Escley




Trades and Professions named in Michaelchurch Escley include:

Blacksmith: Thomas Hughes

Carpenter: Henry Nelder, George Watkins

Innkeeper: Isaac Pugh [Bridge Inn]

Mason: George Palmer, William Howells [Tan House], Isaac Pugh

Miller: Thomas Realey [Michaelchurch Mill]

Parish clerk: Thomas Watkins

Schoolmaster: Alexander Gordon

Shopkeeper: Thomas Realey

Tailor: Richard Ball [The Gate]

Thrashing machine proprietor: Elijah Williams

Mentions property called:

Bank farm [William Sherratt]

Birches [Aaron Meredith]

Blaenau farm [Robert Welson]

Bridge farm [Hugh Dallas]

Brighton camp [William Cole]

Browns [Edmund Cobb]

Cefnkest (Cefn Ceist) [Noah Jones]

Coed Robin [James Morris]

Gigfirm (Gigfran) [Thomas Williams]

Glebe [Alfred Meredith]

Glip [Edmund Parry]

Great Cefn [Benjamin Maddy]

Gregland (?Grigland) [William Price]

Grove [William Morton]

Kyron farm [Joseph Phillips]

Little Cefn [Thomas Morris]

Little hill [Charles Phillips]

Little Llanrosser [Thomas Stephens]

Llanbadon [James Pritchard]

Llanrosser farm [John Price]

Lower House [George Lewis]

Maerdy [William Gwillim]

Michaelchurch Court [Charles Guy Trafford]

New House [John Munkley]

Old Hay [Charles Howells]

Old House [George Watkins]

Old House [Howard Howard]

Old Kates [Benjamin Maddy]

Pentwyn [James Jones]

Pikes [William Howard]

Pucha [William Lewis]

Quakers Farm [James Morris]

Rhyd y bach [Isaac Phillips]

Rhydynog [Philip Powell]

Rocky fold [John Roberts]

Spring castle & Caster [William Hughes]

Tan House [William Howells]

Ten y gwynt (Tyn y gwynt) farm [Robert Welson]

The Firs [William Sherratt]

The Gate [Richard Ball]

Ty Craddock [John Gwilliam]

Ty mawr [James Munkley]

Ty ucha [Sophia Phillips]

Upper House [Thomas Jones]

Upper Pen y park [Biblica Jones]

Vicarage [Thomas Gwillim]

Wern [Thomas Powles]

Wernguinea [Richard Parry]

White House [William Mapp]

Wilderness [William Morton]

Yew Tree Cottage [John Allen]

Images of the 1876 Littlebury’s Directory entry for Michaelchurch Escley are shown below.


The Directory gives population, area, rateable value, types of crops, geology and other details of the parish. Principal landowners are the Marquess of Abergavenny, Miss Rawson and Charles Guy Trafford. There is reference to the Golden Valley Railway, and to new schools about to be erected.

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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