HARESFIELD is a village and parish in Wheatenhurst union,
containing, by the census of 1861, 612, and in 1871, 640 inhabitants, with
2914 acres of land ; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of
Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Whitstone, East Gloucestershire ; 6 miles
south-west from Gloucester, on the Midland Railway, which has a station here.
The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. William H. Le Marchant, D.D., is
valued at £260 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of John
Daniel Thomas Niblett, Esq., J.P. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated
to St. Peter, consisting of nave and two chancels, with tower surmounted by a
spire and containing a peal of six bells. There is a Parochial School for
children of both sexes, which has been recently built. The poor have
charitable bequests producing about £16 per annum, landowner.
John Daniel Thomas Niblett, Esq., J.P., is lord of the manor and chief
The rateable value of this parish is £6756.
Clergy and Gentry.
Bayley Colonel Stuart Blundell Mrs. Meliora Mynors, The Upper green
Chandler Mrs. Elizabeth, The Chestnuts
Chandler Mrs. Hester, Round house
Dowdeswell Samuel Newman, Esq., Albion villa
Le Marchant Rev. William H., D.D., The Vicarage
Long Mr. Edward, The Upper green
Niblett John Daniel Thomas, Esq., J.P., Haresfield court
Sumner Charles, Esq., J.P., judge of theCounty Court, Harescomb court .
Warner Mr. Robert, Harescomb house
Trades and Professions.
Alder Henry, haulier
Carter Mrs. Eliza, farmer, Gravel court
Chandler Cornelius, farmer, Vail's farm
Chandler Samuel, farmer, Malthouse farm
Colernan Joseph Reuben, shopkeeper
Copner Mrs. Ann, farmer, College farm .
Copner Joseph, farmer. Hilt mead Fluck John, assistant overseer
Fluck Samuel, shoemaker
Gardner Charles, sub-postmaster Herbert George, farmer, Park farm
Higgins Miss Mary, Parochial schoolmistress
Higgs Mrs. Elizabeth, shopkeeper
Houldey Benjamin, blacksmith
Jones John, parish clerk
Land Edward, farmer, Mount farm
Martin Samuel, farmer, Butterwell farm
Phelps Cornelius, bailiff to Mr. John Vick,
Park End lodge Powell William, beer retailer
Ratcliff Mrs., farmer, Brook farm
Rickards Charles Reuben, butcher
Savory Frederick, beer retailer
Smith Mrs., farmer, Park end
Smith Richard, farmer, Stocks farm
Stuffins Charles, stationmaster
Watkins John, farmer, Ring hill
West Aaron, " Haresfield Beacon and Railway " hotel
Post Office-Charles Gardner, sub-postmaster. Letters from Stonehouse delivered at 8 a.m. ; dispatched at 5.25 p.m. on week-days only. Stonehouse is the nearest money order and telegraph office
Midland Railway Station-Chas. Stuffins, stationmaster
Parochial School-Miss Mary Huggins, mistress