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Hunt & Co.’s Directory March 1849 - Transcription of the entry for Dursley, Gloucestershire

The parish church of St. George, is a vicarage in the presentation of the bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. In 1730, Mrs. Hopton founded and endowed a school here for the clothing and education of thirty six boys and girls. The population of the parish in 1841, was 1851.

ULEY is: a village and parish in the hundred of Berkeley, situate about two miles east of Dursley. Its inhabitants are numerous, and, for a small place, it possesses considerable attraction. The parish church is dedicated to St. Giles. Here are also places of worship for the Baptists, Wesleyans and Independents. An ancient Roman work stands on the hill N.W. of the village, which is called Uley-Bury Camp, and at different times many Roman coins have been discovered there. In 1841, the parish contained 1713 inhabitants.

Post-office. - Long st, Dursley; Post-Master, John Owen. Letters are delivered at 7 30 a.m. Money Orders are granted and paid between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.


London, Gloucester, North of England, and part of South Wales, 7,15 p.m. The Box closes 6, 15; but letters may be posted by paying a fee of 1d. for the first half-hour, and 2d. to the making up of the bags.

Bristol, West of England, Berkeley, Wotton-under-Edge, &c., at 4 10, a.m. Box closes at 10 p.m.

POST OFFICE. – Receiving House, Berkeley, at Mary Dowell's. Despatches and Delivery same as at Dursley.


Those Names to which the Town is not attached, are at or near Dursley.


Gentry, Clergy, &c.

Ellis William Joyner, Wickselme,

Abbott Rev. Fred. Jas. (curate)

Woodmancote Adamson The Misses, Parsonage

street Atkinson Mrs. Woodmancote Bailey William, Abivell, Berkeley Bengough George, the Ridge Bennett Mrs. Rebecca, Parsonage

street Bromedge Joseph, Lower Stone,

Berkeley Browne Col. Benjamin Chapman,

Stouts hill, Uley Cam Misses Elizb. & Ann,

Berkeley Featherston Rev. Ths. John, Uley Fitzhardinge Earl, Berkeley castle Freeman Edward Augustus, Oaklands Gabb Miss Mary, Parsonage st Gabb William, Silver street Gregory Miss Jane, Uley Hallan Mrs. Cam Hardwick Thomas, Tillsdown Hickes Augustus, Berkeley Hinton Mrs. Esther, Uley Howard Mrs. and Miss, Long st Jelks Mrs. Emma, Woodmancote Jenner Lieut. Col, Robt. Fitzhardinge,

Woodmancote Colt Rev. E. H. Hill vicarage, near

Berkeley Cripps Rev. Georqe, Stone, Berkeley Croome Jas. Breadstone, Berkeley

Berkeley Karr Rev. John Seton (vicar) Berkeley Leonard Edward, Cambridge Long Octavius, Ham, near Berkeley Madan Rev. George, Cam Matthews Capt. Stone, Berkeley


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