And The Surrounding District


Other names      Primrose Cottage, Vamperley Cottage     

Origin of name     Renamed Vampla by a French Lady.

Date built

In 1839, cottage, stable, garden and orchard owned by William Pinson and rented to Joseph Webb. 2 rods, 15 perches (Nos 775,776)

In 1839, the fields and meadow called Vamperley are shaded in Dark Green.

In 1841, occupied by Sarah Turner aged 76, of independent means and Richard Turner, aged about 30, Agricultural Labourer.

In 1851, occupied by Jonathan Mayo, aged 37, Thatcher, with his wife Sophia, aged33, and their children Henry (aged 11), Susanna (aged 7)  and  Job, aged 4.

In 1861, not found.

In 1871, not found.

In 1879, 17 May, Worcester Herald

Peremptory Sale by auction by Moore & Son,

Tuesday, the 20th day of May, 1879, The Star Hotel, at four o'clock p.m., by direction of the Executor of the late Mr. Philip Roberts, the mortgagee with power of sale, subject to conditions, to then be produced; the following most desirable properties situate in the Parish of Castlemorton:

Lot 1. A piece of productive arable land, known as " Hoares," adjoining Key's Lane, 6 acres 0 roods and 6 perches, and a piece of arable land in Vamperley, adjoining the road from Upton-on-Severn, 4 acres 1 rood and 20 perches, and containing together 10A. IK. 26P. Apportioned Land-tax, 17s. The above property the occupation of Mr. Thomas Farmer, and copyhold under the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, for two Lives aged 45 and 61 respectively.

Lot 2. A commodious cottage, with well-planted garden, adjoining the last lot, containing 3R. 13P, let to Mr. James Gillam at £9 per annum. Land-tax, Is. For a view apply to the Tenant, and further particulars may be obtained of Messrs. Moores and Romney, Solicitors, Tewkesbury; of Mr. E. L. Cave, Solicitor, Bromyard; or of Moore & Son, Auctioneers, Tewkesbury and Upton-on-Severn.

In 1881, James Gillam, aged 66, Farm Labourer is living there with his wife Maria, aged 54, Grocer and  their son George 14. Also a Domestic Servant, Mary Hammond aged 13.

In 1891, occupied by Sydney Jeynes, aged 50, Farmer; his wife Jane, aged 42 and their children Elizabeth (aged 15, Dressmaker), Clara (aged 19, Farm Servant), Frank (aged 12, Farm Servant), Ruth (aged 7, Scholar, Robert (aged 6) and Jane’s mother Elizabeth Drew (aged 78).

In 1901, occupied by Henry Symonds, aged 35, Carter on Farm, his wife Elizabeth, aged 37 and their children Elizabeth (aged 8),  Gladys (aged 6), Martha (aged4), Charles (aged 3) and Leonard (aged 4 months).

In 1911. Still occupied by Henry (Farm Labourer) and his wife and their children Elizabeth, Charles Vincent (Farm Labourer), Leonard, Winifred (aged 8), Albert (aged 7) and Margaret (aged 6). Two children had died.

In 1927, 20 August.

Vamperley: a cottage, garden and paddock, was purchased by Mr E Hill for £300.

Gloucester Journal

In 1939, ccupied by George J Hughes, retired (aged 72) and his wife Ellen S Hughes (aged 70).

In 2018, owned by Stirling and Linda Hart.