LONGHOPE is a village and parish, and station on the Hereford, Ross and  Gloucester railway, 6 miles north east from Newnham, 9 west from Gloucester, 8 south-east from Ross and 115 miles from London, in the Western Division of the county, hundred of the Duchy of Lancaster, union of Westbury-on-Severn, Newnham  County court district, rural deanery of North Forest, archdeaconry of Gloucester and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, situated on the high road from Gloucester to Micheldean and Coleford. 


The church of All Saints is an ancient edifice in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north and south transepts, south porch and tower surmounted by pinnacles and containing 5 bells: the east window is stained, erected in memory of Vernon George Guise esq. and represents Our Lord as the Good Shepherd: the church was restored in 1870.  The register dates from the year 1560.  The living is an endowed vicarage, yearly value £400, with residence and about 20 acres of glebe, in the gift of Mrs. Vernon G. Guise and held by the Rev. Frederick Charles Guise  M.A. of University College, Durham. 


There is a chapel for Baptists, with an endowment of £50 for education. 


The charities, vested in twelve trustees and the vicar and churchwardens, are of £50 for the church, and the remainder distributed to the poor.  There are also several others of small amount vested in the churchwardens. 


Edmond Probyn, esq. is lord of the manor and chief landowner. 


Yartleton Hill, commonly called May Hill, which rises to a height of 973 feet above sea level, is in this parish, and commands some magnificent views: the greater part of it has recently been enclosed, but 4 acres on the top have been retained for the use of the public. 


The soil is clay and loam; subsoil,, clay.  The chief crops are wheat and roots.  The area is 3,070 acres: rateable value, £5,975: the population in 1871 was 1,088.


Parish Clerk, Henry Crease.


POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE, & savings Bank. -Charles Hampton, receiver. Letters arrive from Mitcheldean [Railway sub-office] at 7 a.m. & from Gloucester at 8.10 a.m.; dispatched at 6.50 p.m.; on Sundays letters arrive at 7 a.m.; dispatched 10 p.m.



National Mrs Mary Marsh, mistress

British Miss Kate Snoddy, mistress

Railway station, William Bryant, station master


CARRIERS TO GLOUCESTER.­- Charles Sterrey & William Sterrey, Wednesday & Saturday



Barrett Osman, Bradley grove

Clements John Pardoe

Constance James, Springfield house

Greenus Harry

Guise  Rev. Fredk. Chas.  M.A. Vicarage

Hampton Charles

Jones John

Lane Edward Rudge

Plant George

Probyn Miss Temple

Rudge Mrs

Seador William, Jordan house

Thorneloe, Walbrook house

Thorneloe, Mrs. Pedwardine villa

Turner William, Summerpool house

Wheeler Henry, May Hill villa


Ambury Joseph, farmer, Harts barn

Baldwin Daniel, wood turner & farmer

Bennett Benj. Beer retlr. & horse dealer

Bradley Wm. Beer retailer. Little London

Browning Jas, Cross Inn Dursley cross

Bullock William, fruiterer & haulier, Little London

Burcher James beer retailer Upper End

Coleman Jon Hall, solicitor

Constance James & Sons, wood turners & manufacturers of mop, broom, hoe, paddle & garden rake handles, hay rakes, prong stems, scythe sneads, adze, axe & pickaxe handles, Steam saw mills. Established 1788

Constance John, farmer, Hill house

Constance Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer

Davis Henry, wheelwright

Davis Joseph, carpenter

Dowding Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Royal spring

Dowding James, farmer, Nupend

Dowding John, farmer Suttridge farm

Dowding John, jun. Farmer Bilbut

Drew Hy. Hale, farmer Holly Bush hl

Field Robert, farmer Dursley Cross

Godwin George, Plough inn

Hale William, shopkeeper

Hampton Charles, jun. Grocer & draper

Havard Thomaas, grocer & draper

Hampton Henry, shopkeeper, Little London

James Arthur, butcher

Joyner William, lime burner

Kersey John, miller & farmer

Lane, Edward, miller, Furnace mill

Lindsay Robert, nail ma. Dursley Cross

Mower Isaac, farmer

Nelmes Eliza (Mrs.), farmer

Nelmes John, farmer

Orcher Martha Eliza (Mrs.),day schl

Parry Sarah (Mrs.), farmer, Marshes

Pearce Samuel, farmer, Box Bush farm

Pugh Thomas, blacksmith

Robinson Lee, farmer, Whitmore farm

Rudge Nathaniel, blacksmith

Scudamore Martha (Mrs.), farmer Bradley farm

Selwyn George, The Rock

Stephens Thomas & Daniel, millers, Dursley Cross mills

Sterrey Chas.frmr,& carrier, Little London

Wintle Robert, farmer, Box bush
Wintle Robert, farmer

Wintle William, farmer, Blakemore frm