Post Office Directory of Headley - 1855

Craven & Co.’s Commercial Directory of Hampshire 1857 – differences coloured thus

Note: comments [in square brackets] do not appear in the original directory

HEADLEY is a large parish, forming a detached portion of the Hundred of Bishops Sutton, 8 miles south from Farnham station, 48 from London, and 4 from Liphook, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Winchester. The air is remarkably dry and salubrious, and the water of great purity. The living is a rectory, value £776, in the gift of the Provost and Fellows of Queen's College, Oxford; Rev Joseph B. Dykes is the incumbent. The church is dedicated to All Saints; has a square tower with 2 bells; the tower rebuilt in 1838 [no - the tower was not rebuilt - it is original late C14, but lost its spire in the fire of 1836]. A school-room was built in 1755, by the Rev G Holmes, D.D., for the education of 12 poor children, and endowed by him with a rent-charge on certain land. Here is a workhouse for the parishes of Headley, Bramshott and Kingsley. The population, in 1851, was 1,424; acreage is 7,090, 3,343 of which is waste land; about 1,600 or 1,700 acres of the latter is in process of enclosure. The Bishop of Winchester is lord of the manor.

Hatchet[?] is quarter of a mile west; Lindford, half a mile west; Bone Lodge, 1 mile west; Harford [=Arford], half a mile north-east; Grayshot, 2 miles east; Gentle's Cot, 1½ miles south-east; Harem [=Hearn], 1½ miles north-east; Wishanger and Stream, 2½ miles north-east; Curtis and Bilfords, 1 mile north-east; Picket Hill and Bow Cot, 2 miles north.

Allen –, esq

Dykes, Rev Joseph Ballantine

Ewsters, Mrs Mary


Baker, William, farmer

Betsworth, Edmd., farmer

Bridger, Joseph, farmer

Burgoyne, George, miller

Chalcraft, Thomas, shopkeeper

Clear, John, farmer

Cole, Thomas, farmer

Curtis, Richard, shopkeeper

D’Oland, John, farmer

Elstone, Edward, grocer & linen draper

Gale, James, farmer

Gamblin [Gamblen], George, shoe maker

Harding, Elizabeth (Mrs), farmer

Keeling, Abraham, victualler, Hollybush

Knight, Edward, farmer

Knight, Henry, builder

Langrish, William, farmer

Lickfold, John, corn miller, farmer & grocer

Loe, Edward, farmer

Lucas, George Henry, master of national school

Marden, George, victualler, White Horse

Matthews, John, wheelwright

Meeres, Elizabeth & Martha (Misses), ladies’ boarding school

Ocklee, William, beer retailer, New Inn

Parfect, Richard, joiner, carpenter & shopkeeper

Parker, Robert, farmer

Petars, John, farmer

Picklow, John, farmer

Richardson, Wiliam, farmer

Slade, Edward, butcher

Sutton, William, victualler, Robin Hood

Swan, William, farmer

Upperton, James, beer retailer, shopkeeper & shoe maker

Warren, William & Sons, paper makers & farmers

Wood, George, farrier

Woodbourne, Samuel, blacksmith & wheelwright

POST OFFICE. - Thomas Chalcraft, receiver. Letters are received through Liphook; arrive at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Bramshott.

National School, George Henry Lucas, master.

Workhouse, James Bridger, clerk; William Lambert, master; Mrs Elizabeth Lambert, mistress (matron); Rev. Joseph B. Dykes, chaplain; Charles Berry, surgeon; William Busscowen, relieving officer.

CARRIER TO FARNHAM. - Charles Hockley, Thursdays.

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