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.