Tibberton

TIBBERTON is a parish consisting of scattered dwellings 5 miles north-west from Gloucester, 4 north from the station on the South Wales railway, 3½ south-east from Newent and 109 from London: it is situated 1 mile off the Newent road, and is in the Western division of the county, duchy of Lancaster (but anciently in the hundred of Botloe), Newent union and county court district, North Forest rural deanery, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. 

 

The church of the Holy Trinity consists of chancel, nave, porch, with a tower at the west end, pointed and covered with tiles and containing 3 bells.  The register dates from the year 1558.  The living is a rectory, yearly value £328, with residence and 6 acres of glebe attached, in the gift of and held by the Rev Honywood D’Obyns Yates Scott, B.A. OF Trinity College, Cambridge.  There is a Wesleyan chapel.  The charities are about £10 yearly value, and there are four almshouses, erected in 1868. 

 

Meredith, the seat of Lady Wedderburn, is a modern brick building, and in a pleasant situation. Tibberton Court, the seat of William Philip Price, esq. D.L., J.P. is a large building, and is in the Italian style, pleasantly situated on an eminence, from which a fine view of the country is obtained. 

 

The chief landowner is W.P. Price esq. D.L. who is also lord of the manor. 

 

The soil is of deep loamy clay, and produces abundant crops of every kind of grass, corn and fruits for cider and perry; the subsoil is marl and rock.  The area is 1,400 acres, the greater part of which is under tillage; rateable value, £3,055.  The population in 1871 was 398.

 

Parish Clerk, George Stephens.

 

Letters through Gloucester arrive at 9 a.m. ; PILLAR BOX cleared at 5.10 p.m.  The nearest money order office is at Newent.

 

British School (Boys & Girls), Enos Webb, master

 

CARRIERS.—Billingham & Fluck, from Taynton to Gloucester, pass through wed. & Sat. Returning same days

 

RESIDENTS

Oakey Giles

Price Capt. William Edwin, M.P., J.P., F.G.S. Tibberton court; Reform & Devonshire & Naval & Military clubs, London s.w.

Price William Philip, D.L.,J.P. Tibberton Court; & Brooks’s & Reform clubs London s.w.

Scott Rev. Honywood D’Obyns Yates B.A. [rector]

Teague Mrs

Teague William, Thornycroft villa

Wedderburn Sir David, bart. J.P., Meredith

Wedderburn Lady, Meredith

 

COMMERCIAL

Baldwin Frederick, butcher

Baldwin Joseph, farmer & dealer

Butler Edwin, farmer, Palmer’s farm

Gough Henry, blacksmith

Loveridge Albert, farmer & miller, Morse’s farm

Loveridge John, farmer

Need Geo. Farmer, Wade’s End farm

Palmer Thomas, farmer, Griffin farm

Phelps Daniel, farmer

Smith Joseph, farmer, Bird’s End farm

Stephens Thomas, shopkeeper & baker

Teague Charles, builder

Teague John, shoe maker

Young Thomas, shopkeeper