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Local and Trade Directories


Original document


Post Office Directory of Herefordshire

Place name:

Michaelchurch Escley




Trades and professions named in Michaelchurch Escley include:

Beer retailer: David Pritchard

Blacksmith: William Howells

Carpenter: George Watkins

Innkeeper: John Allen [Gate Inn], Isaac Pugh [Sun Inn]

Mason: William Howells, Thomas Palmer

Miller: Thomas Realey

Parish clerk: Thomas Watkins

Schoolmaster: Alexander Sherrat Gordon

Shopkeeper: Thomas Realey

Vicar: Reverend Fred Trefusis Wybrow

Mentions property called:  

Bank farm [William Sherratt]

Birches [Aaron Jenkins]

Blaenan [Robert Welson]

Bridge farm [William Mapp]

Brighton Camp [William Cole]

Cefnkest [Noah Jones]

Coed Robin [James Morris]

Gigfran [Thomas Williams]

Great Cefn [Benjamin Maddy]

Greyland [William Price]

Lane Head [Thomas Parry]

Little Cefn [Thomas Morris]

Llanbadon [James Pritchard]

Llwyn rosser [John Price]

Lower House [George Lewis]

Lower House [William Howard]

Maerdy [William Gwillim]

New House [Isaac Phillips]

New House [John Munkley]

Old House [Howard Howard]

Pucha [William Lewis]

Rhyd y back [William Shaw]

Rhydynog [Phillip Powell]

Rocky fold [Joseph Roberts]

Spring Castle [Andrew Phillips]

Talavaria [Charles Phillips]

Tan house [William Howells]

The Firs [William Sherratt]

The Glebe [Frederick Meredith]

The Wern [James Peirce]

Ty Craddock [John Watkins]

Ty Mawr [James Munkley]

Tyucha [Sophia Phillips]

Upper house [Thomas Jones]

Upper pen y park [Samuel Jones]

Vicarage [John Jenkins]

Wenderris [Aaron Meredith]

Wilderness [William Morton]

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


Local farmers are named. The area, population, rateable value, main crops, geology, county court arrangements and other details of the Parish are given. Miss Rawson is [Lady] Lord of the Manor; she and the Marquis of Abergavenny are the principal landowners. Mrs Trafford is resident at Michaelchurch Court. 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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