1855 Post Office Directory

of Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorsetshire1

ST. MARY BOURNE is a parish in the Hundred of Evingar, and Whitchurch Union, Kingclere Division, North Hants, 1 mile from Whitchurch station, 7 miles north-west from Andover road station, 62 from London, 5 north-east from Andover, and 12 west from Basingstoke. The church dedicated to St. Peter, is a large structure in the Norman style, with pointed arches, supported by massive pillars; it has a square embattled tower, containing a peal of 5 bells; in the interior there is a curious font, hewn out of a sort of black marble. There are but 4 of these fonts in England, all of which are now in Hampshire. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of the Bishop of Winchester, and is attached to that of Hurstbourne Priors; the incumbent is the Rev. Samuel J. I. Lockhart, M.A. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £110. There is a Free school, supported by subscription, and in 114 boys and girls are educated. Here are places of worship for the Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists. The Earl of Portsmouth is lord of the manor. The parish of St. Mary Bourne includes the hamlets of Binley, 2 miles north; Egsbury, 1 mile north; Stoke, Wick, or Week, 1 mile south-west; Swampton, 1 mile west; and Dunley, 2 miles north-east: and the population of the whole, in 1851, was 1,149, with 7,678 acres of land.

BUCKET DOWN is 2 miles north. Spring House, Chapman’s Ford, and Warwick, or Wadwick, 1½ miles north, are other places.

Dowling Miss Elizabeth
Easton Miss Emma
Holdway Mr. John, Stoke
Hutchings Rev. William, Bindley
Joliffe Miss Jane, Bindley
Lockhart Rev. Samual John Ingram, M.A. [vicar]
Longman Mrs. Ann
Longman Mr. Thomas
Munday Mrs. Mary
Roe Mr. Benjamin, Stoke
Stares Miss Sarah
Sutton Miss Hannah
Sutton Miss Lucy

Bacon William, beer retailer, Bindley
Baker Henry, ‘Plough’
Breadmore Henry, shoemaker
Butcher Moses, master of National schl
Cook Edward, carrier
Courtney John, farmer, Lower Wick
Day Wm. farmer, Chapman’s Ford farm
Dodd Edward, tailor
Dowling Walter, farmer, Spring House
Eyles James, grocer, maltster & baker
Eyles John jun. farmer, Bindley
Fifield Eliza (Mrs.), ‘George’
Gale Thomas, farmer
Gibbons George, parish clerk
Gibbons Richard, shoemaker
Herbert Charles, farmer, Stoke
Holdway Robt. farmer & maltster, Stoke
Hooper Thomas, farmer, Dunley
Hunt Harvery, farmer
Jones William, ‘White Hart’, Stoke
Kempsford Wm. saddler & harness makr
Longman John, farmer, Warwick
Longman John, carpenter
Longman Thos. jun. farmer, Up. Wick
Moore John, farmer
Neale George, grocer
Neale Harriet (Mrs.), carpenter
Osmond Edmund, butcher
Page John, shopkeeper
Pike Hy. brickmakr. & farmer, Bindley
Piper Thomas, farmer, Stoke
Poore Henry, farmer
Ralph Charles, shoemaker
Stevens Joseph, surgeon
Vincent Henry Beckley, farmer, Bindley
Vincent Sarah (Mrs.), farmer, Eggbury castle farm
Wedge Edwd. farmer Bucket down frm
Wigg John, farmer, Eggbury

POST OFFICE. – Moses Butcher, receiver. Letters through Andover, arrive at ½ past 10 a.m.; 4 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Overton.

National School, Moses Butcher, master

CARRIER – Edward Cooke, to Andover, on saturday; to Newbury, on thursday

  1. Extract from a directory available as part of the Historical Directories of England & Wales collection at ↩︎

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