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Transcription of Kelly’s Directory of Herefordshire

Place name:

St Margarets




ST. MARGARET is a parish, 2 miles south from Vowchurch station on the Golden Valley section of the Great Western railway, 7 north-west from Pontrilas station on the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford section of the same railway, 14 south-west from Hereford, in the Hereford division of the county, Ewyas Lacy hundred, Dore petty sessional division, Dore and Bredwardine rural district, Hereford county court district, rural deanery of Abbeydore, and archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford. The church of St. Margaret is an ancient building of stone in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small wooden tower at the west end, containing 3 bells: the chief feature of the church is a pre-Reformation rood loft and screen: there are 100 sittings. The register dates from the year 1702. The united benefice of St. Margaret with Michaelchurch Eskley and Newton, is a vicarage, joint net yearly value £450, with residence, in the alternate gift of R. R. W. R. Trafford esq. and the vicar of Clodock, and held since 1935 by the Rev. Willie Ellam, of London College of Divinity, who resides at Newton. There is a Methodist chapel at Upper Mascoed, built in 1924, with sittings for 70 persons. R. R. W. R. Trafford esq. who is lord of the manor, and the trustees of the late Herbert Howorth Wood esq. M.A., D.L., J.P. are the chief landowners. The soil is sandy and clay; subsoil, chiefly clay and sandstone. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, beans and swedes. The area is 2,609 acres ; the population in 1931 was 193.

Letters through Hereford, via Vowchurch. Peterchurch nearest M. O. & T. office



Marked thus ° farm 150 acres or over.

Badham   Jas.   Eegnld.   smallholder, Crossways.    Peterchurch 261

Bradley Alfd.   smallholder,  Clements

Cook Geo. licensed hawker

Corbett Vaughan Sheldon, smallhldr. New house

Davies   Wm.   Alfd.   &    Ivor   Morris, farmers, Lower house

Gwillim Denzil,  farmer, Tanhouse

Howard Geo. smallholder, Alms house

Jones    David    Llewellyn,    farmer, Wernwillam

Lewis Thos. smallholder, Gilva court

Morris   Vera   May   (Mrs.),   shopkeeper. Newflelds

Powell Geo. farmer, Maerdy

Powell Wm. Edwd. smallholder, Iron Peartree

Price Allan, farmer, Upper Gilvach

Price     Mary     (Miss),     smallholder, Trevecca

Pritchard Eliz. (Mrs.), farmer, Upper Llannon

Pritchard   Hy.   Ernest,   smallholder, Old Weavers

Pritchard Jn. farmer, Corner farm

Pritchard Jn. farmer, Fair Oak

Pritchard W. A. (Mrs.), smallholder, Lower Llannon

Probert   Alice   (Mrs.),   smallholder, Old farm

Sayce George, farmer, Gilvach

°Smith Geo. Roger, farmer. Park farm

Sun Inn (Arth. Jordan) [Innkeeper]

Sweeney Thos. Jas. Haydn, smallholder, Weaver's green

Thomas Danl. Chas. smallholder, Beavan's place

Thomas Wm. Jas, blacksmith, Slough  forge

Tilbury Wm. J. farmer,   Trecadivor

Watkins Albt. smallholder, Walters place

Watkins Geo. Hy. farmer, Merryhurst

Went Sidney Jn. smallholder Mayores

Whistance  Geo.  Lewis, smallholder, Well's Green bungalow

Yeomans  Albt.  farmer,  Coedpoeth



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

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