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
Guise Rev. Fredk. Chas. M.A. Vicarage
Lane Edward Rudge
Probyn Miss Temple
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