Langton Herring

DIRECTORIES

Trade and Postal Directories were published from the mid 19th century until well into the 20th century. The following extracts of names are from some of the directories that still exist. The description is common to most directories

 

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Description from the 1895 Kellys Directory

Langton Herring is a parish and small village on the Fleet, near the sea coast, 2 miles southeast form Portisham station on the Abbotsbury branch of the Great Western Railway, and 5 miles north west from Weymouth. In the Western division of the county, hundred of Uggescombe. Weymouth union and county court district Dorchester petty sessional division, rural deaconry of Bridport [Abbotsbury portion], archdeaconry of Dorset and diocese of Salisbury. The church of St Peter is a small ancient Gothic building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and low square embattled western tower, containing 2 bells: there are two stained glass windows there are 180 sittings. The register dates from the year 1682. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent charge 65, gross income 106, net 65, including 33 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of William Sparks esq. and held since 1860 by the Rev. Clement Hammond Gosset M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in fishing. Langton Herring Manor House is the residence of William Sparks esq. D.L., J.P., M.S.A. lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is light clay; subsoil, limestone. The chief crops are wheat and some land in pasture. The area is 1202 acres of land and 300 of water and foreshore; rateable value 980; the population in 1891 was 207.

Parish Clerk, Henry Carter

Post Office Thomas Henry Whittle sub-postmaster

Letters received at 8.45 a.m.; dispatched at 4.30 p.m. through Weymouth. The nearest money order office is at West Chickerell & telegraph office is at Portisham station for delivery & Abbotsbury for dispatch of telegrams.

Coastguard Station. Thomas Bradley, chief boatman.

National School [mixed], built in 1856, for 75 children; average attendance, 31.

 

 

Pigot's Directory of Dorset 1844 

(extracted from listing of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis and kindly donated to the OPC Project by Debby Rose)

Nobility Gentry and Clergy  
Trenow Rev. F.J.C.  

 

 

Hunt's Directory of Dorset 1851 

(extracted from listing of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis and kindly donated to the OPC Project by Debby Rose)

 

Bartlett Mrs. Martha  
Coles Lieut. Jun. Coast Guard Station
Trenow Rev. Frederick Joseph Cox Rectory
Hounsell Abel Parish Clerk
Hurden Thomas Baker & Grocer
Hussey Charles Farmer
Kellaway Richard farmer
Major Joseph shoemaker
Mowlam John Beer retailer
Satchell Thomas shoemaker
Whittle John shoemaker
Whittle Thomas shoemaker

 

 

 

Post Office Directory of  Dorsetshire 1855

SERCOMBE Lieut.   Coast Guard Station
TRENOW Rev. Frederick Joseph Cox Rectory House
HOUNSELL Abel Parish Clerk  
HURDEN Thomas Baker & Shopkeeper  
HUSSEY Charles Farmer Lower Farm
KELLWAY Richard Farmer Up Farm
MOWLAM John Beer Retailer  
WHITTLE John Bootmaker  
WHITTLE Thomas Bootmaker  

 

 

Post Office Directory of  Dorsetshire 1859

National School, Miss Elizabeth Ann Attwooll, Mistress

DU PAY Rev. Henry B.A.   Rectory
DRAYTON George Coast Guard Officer Coast Guard Station
HOUNSELL Abel Parish Clerk  
HURDEN Elizth. Mrs Baker & Shopkeeper  
KELLAWAY Richard Farmer  
MOWLAM John   Elm Tree
TERRELL Thomas Farmer  
WHITTLE Catherine Mrs Shopkeeper  
WHITTLE John Bootmaker  
WHITTLE Thomas Carrier & Post Office Receiving House

 

 

Post Office Directory of  Hampshire, Wiltshire & Dorsetshire 1875

Parish Clerk Abel Hounsell

Coastguard Station, Robert Marson, Officer

National School, Miss Selina Surridge, Mistress

GOSSETT Rev. Clement Hammond M.A. Rectory
SPARKS William   Manor House
BARTLETT Benjamin Shopkeeper  
MARSH John Farmer & Overseer Upper Farm
MOWLAM Edward Baker  
MOWLAM Hannah Mrs & Shopkeeper Elm Tree
ROPER Wm. Henry Farmer   Lower Farm
TAYLOR James Blacksmith  
WHITTLE John Bootmaker  
WHITTLE Thomas Carrier & Post Office  

 

Kellys Directory of  Dorsetshire 1889

Parish Clerk, Henry Carter

Post Office Thomas Henry Whittle

Coastguard Station, James Bartlett Chief Boatman

National School, Miss Ila Pawsey, Mistress

GOSSET Rev. Clement Hammond M.A. Rectory
SPARKS Wm. DL, J.P., M.S.A.   Manor House
BARTLETT Benjamin Shopkeeper  
BRAIN Albert Farm Bailiff Lower Farm
CARTER James Farm Bailiff to William Sparks Esq.
CARTER John Dairyman  
HANSFORD William Carrier  
MOWLAM Edward Beer Retailer  
TAYLOR James Blacksmith  
WHITTLE John Bootmaker  
WHITTLE Thos. Hy Carrier & Post Office  

 

 

Kellys Directory of  Dorsetshire 1895

Parish Clerk, Henry Carter

Post Office Thomas Henry Whittle Sub-postmaster

Coastguard Station, Thomas Bradley, Chief Boatman

National School

GOSSET Rev. Clement Hammond M.A. Rectory
SPAKES Wm. D.L,.J.P,.M.S.A.   Manor House
BRAIN Albert Farm Bailiff Lower Farm
CARTER John Dairyman  
HANSFORD William Carrier  
MOWLAM Edward Beer Retailer  
MOWLAM Thomas Shopkeeper  
TAYLOR James Blacksmith  
WHITTLE Thos. Hy Carrier & Post Office  
WHITTLE Samuel Farmer Higher Farm

 

Kelly Directory of  Dorsetshire 1911

 

Coastguard Station, Wiliam Ranson, Chief Officer

Elementary School, Mrs Hester Wederell, Mistress

Carrier Thomas J Mowlam

Rector Rev. William Owen Cockcraft B.A.

FARQUHARSON Comdr. Archibald Jas. R.N.  
SPARKS Edward Arundel   The Rectory
CARTER Annie Mrs Dairy  
CHESHAM George Gamekeeper To Commander Farquharson R.N.
HANSFORD William Carrier  
MOWLEM Edward     Elm Tree PH
MOWLEM Richard Carrier  
MOWLEM Thos. Jn. Shopkeeper & Carrier  
PIM Sylvester Henry Farmer  
TAYLOR Fredk & Sydney Blacksmith  
WHITTLE Thomas Henry Farmer  

 

 

Kellys Directory of  Dorsetshire 1915

 

Post & Telegraph Office, Thomas Henry Whittle

Coastguard Station,             Chief Officer

Elementary School, Mrs Hester Wederell, Mistress

Carrier Thomas J Mowlam

Rector Rev. William Owen Cockcraft B.A.

CASE Mrs    
FARQUHARSON Comdr. Archibald Jas R.N.  
GREENHILL Capt. Hubert Maclean   The Rectory
SPARKS Edward Arundel   Up Farm House
CARTER Annie Mrs Dairy  
HANSFORD William Carrier  
MOWLAM Richard & Carrier Elm Tree PH
MOWLEM Thos Jo Shopkeeper & Carrier  
PIM Sylvester Henry Farmer  
TAYLOR Fredk & Sydney Blacksmiths  
WHITTLE Thomas Henry Farmer  

 

Transcribed by Lynda Mudle-Small, October 2006

 

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