HUNTLEY is a village and parish 7 miles north-north-east from Newnham, 7 west from Gloucester and 9 east-by-south from Ross, 3¼north from Grange Court, 2½ east from Longhope station on the Ross, Hereford and Gloucester railway and 112 from London, in the Western division of the county, duchy of Lancaster, union and hundred of Westbury-on-Severn, county court district of Gloucester, rural deanery of North Forest, archdeaconry of Gloucester and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The village is situated on  the high road from Gloucester to Ross.


The church of St. John the Baptist was entirely rebuilt (except the tower, which has been surmounted by a spire of Painswick stone) at the sole expense of the late rector, The Rev D. Capper, from designs by S.S. Tenlon esq.; it consists of chancel, nave and north aisle, with vestry and tower containing 5 bells, a projection to the south forming a recess for the organ: it is built with red sandstone from the neighbourhood, with Painswick stone dressings: the interior is lined throughout with Painswick stone, interspersed with bands of red stone from the neighbourhood: the roofs of the nave and aisle are openwork, those of the chancel and organ are polygonal and panelled with mounded ribs: the fittings are of oak: the roofs are covered with Tetbury stone slate: there are sittings for 279 adults and 113 children.  The register dates from 1663.


The living is a discharged rectory, yearly value £350, with 65 acres of glebe, in the fige of and held by the Rev. Henry Miles, M.A. of Magdalene College, Cambridge: an exchange with E. Probyn esq. of glebe house and lane was effected in 1865, and a rectory house built 1866, from designs b y Thomas Fulljames, esq. of Gloucester, by the present rector: it is a picturesque Elizabethan residence of red brick, with Bath stone dressings: the views from the grounds are extensive, the Cotswolds, Malvern and Forest Hills forming a fine background. 


There are charities of about £27 yearly value. 


Edmund Probyn, esq. D.L. is lord of the manor and chief landowner.  The soil is red sand: subsoil, sandstone rock. The chief crops are wheat, barley, roots and much fruit.  The acreage is 1,409; rateable value, £2,550; the population in 1871 was 516.


POST OFFICE.- Joseph White, receiver.  Letters arrive from Gloucester at 8 a.m.; dispatched thereto at 4.45 p.m.  The nearest money order office is at Longhope.


Here are handsome NATIONAL SCHOOLS erected by the present rector in 1875, at a cost of £2,000, William Humphreys, master: Mrs. Alice Humphreys, mistress.


CARRIERS TO GLOUCESTER.-  Charles Dobbins, Charles Gardner, Henry Poole & Chas. Sterrey, every wed. & sat.



Birt Robert

Miles Rev. Henry, M.A. Rectory

Probyn Edmd.D.L.,J.P. Huntley manor

White Rev. Thomas Pritchard, M.A. Court house

Ansell Joseph, saddler

Boughton Henry, farmer

Brown James, farmer, North end

Cadle John, butcher

Clissold Daniel, shoe maker

Dobbins Charles, carrier

Dobbs Martha Jane (Mrs.), Red Lion & farmer

Dobbs Samuel Priday, farmer & commission agent

Cardner Charles, carrier

Green James Joseph, grocer & draper

Harper Charles, blacksmith

Hart William, builder & shopkeeper

Hooper Elizabeth,(Mrs.), dress maker

Jones Isaac, fruiterer

Jordan Thomas, wheelwright

Marshall James, farmer

Marshall Robert, shoemaker

Partridge Thomas, farmer & mason

Phillips Richard, blacksmith

Poole Henry, machinist & carrier

Shewell John, castrator

Slocumb William, farmer

Stephens Mary (Mrs.), beer retailer

Sterrey Charles, carrier

Ware James Ware, farmer, Wood End farm

White Joseph, shopkeeper

Williams John, tailor