LONGNEYis a parish and village situated on the river Severn, nearly 7 miles south-west from Gloucester, in the Eastern division of the county, upper division of Whitstone hundred, Wheatenhurst union, Gloucester county court district, Gloucester rural deanery and archdeaconry and Gloucester and Bristol diocese.
The church of St. Lawrence is an old stone building, having chancel and nave in the Early English style, and (in the perpendicular style) a tower with 8 bells: it was thoroughly restored and partly rebuilt in 1873 at a cost of £1,300. The register dates from the year 1660.
The living is a vicarage, yearly value £130 with residence and 6 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor and held by the Rev. Edward Richard Nussey, B.A. Of Oriel College, Oxford.
The charities are of about £30 yearly value. The trustees of Smith’s Charity are lords of the manor and chief landowners.
Here is a Congregational chapel.
The soil is part clay and part alluvial; subsoil, blue lias. Apples, pears and plums are grown in great quantities, and the dairy produce is considerable.
The area is 1,490 acres; rateablt value, £2,917; and the population in 1871 was 450.
Parish Clerk Reuben Gardner.
Letters received through Gloucester, by messenger, at 10.30a.m.; dispatched at 4.30 p.m. PILLAR BOX near the church. The nearest money order offices are at Frampton on Severn & Gloucester.
National School, Charles Cook, master
CARRIERS.—To Gloucester, Knight & Bick, wed. & sat.
Bates Mrs. Patterill farm
Nussey Rev.Edwd. Richd. B.A. Vicarage
Pegler Leonard, Abours
Ravenhill Mrs. Lynch farm
Bick Thomas, shopkeeper
Browning Daniel, salmon fisher & salesman
Bullock Miles, farmer
Dowding William, farmer
Ellis Alfred, farmer, Castle End Farm
Ellis Isaiah, farmer, Patterill farm
Gabb George, blacksmith
Gower William, shopkeeper
Hawkins Henry, farmer
Hawkins Leonard, farmer
Jones Gilbert, farmer, Waterend farm
Longney A.& E. Farmers, brick makers & barge owners
Longney Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Court farm
Longney Frederick John, corn & meal factor, Old vicarage
Longney Walter, farmer
Meadows Edward, butcher
Meadows Jane (Mrs.), farmer
Meadows Sarah (Mrs.), beer retailer
Merrett William, farmer, Yew Tree farm
Savage Joseph, farmer, Bellamy’s farm
Vimpany Daniel, farmer, Downing frm
Weyman Richard, farmer & beer retailer.