No 24.

Tithe Map Plot No 275.

A Grade 2 Listed Building.
Early Cl9. Red brick with gable ended roof. 3 storeys. 2 windows. Sashes with glazing bars, flat brick arches with keyblocks. No 25 (left) has moulded doorcase with pediment on shaped brackets and panelled door. Right hand return end wall 3 tall round-headed shallow recesses.


The above citation refers to the building now known as Nos 24 and 25.
Built in the 1800s and located in front of the Coach House of No 23, and really preventing vehicular access to it, I firmly believe the pair were built shortly after No 23 was sold in 1827. They both take the same 1839 Tithe Plot Number.

And from the Hereford Journal January 26th 1831.
Two desirable and genteel residences to be sold by Auction by Charles Share

All those Two new and substantially Brick Built Dwelling Houses and Offices, commodiously fitted up with every necessary fixtures and convenience: each House having a parlour and sitting room on the ground floor, an underground kitchen and good cellar underneath, and a drawing room and three excellent bedrooms with two closets and attics over and likewise possessing an excellent supply of water.
These Premises are now in the several occupations of the Rev. Mr Jackson and Mr. Thomas Woodward (two respectable tenants); and are pleasantly situated in the SOUTHEND STREET in the Town of Ledbury, overlooking the Park and Pleasure Grounds of John Biddulph Esq.
For a view apply to Mr. William Juckes, the proprietor and for further particulars to Mr James Gregg, solicitor or the Auctioneer.

William Juckes was a builder.

These two houses are unusual in that No 25 has a door facing the street, No 24 does not, the entrance being at the back.
You could easily be fooled into thinking it was one large property as I think happened to the census enumerator in 1861. All censuses, except 1861, show two properties between No 23 and No 26. Unoccupied properties are supposed to be recorded as such but in 1861 there is no suggestion of a second property.
The one name given in that census, Harriett Bibbs, I have listed as being in No 25.

From Tithe Map Owned by Elizabeth Juckes. Occupied by James Collins and Frances Matthews.

1841     William Mutloe, 20, Solicitor.

1851     Thomas Tipton 28 Coach Proprietor.

1861     See note above.

1871     Isaac John Lovell 32 Bankers Accountant.

1881     Uninhabited.

1891     Edwin J Brown 50 Drapers Assistant.

1901     John R Pitt 50 Forester Woodman.

From 1910 Survey   Occupier Thos Aubrey. Owner The Trustees of Mrs Mutlow.

1911     Thomas Aubrey 51 Private Means.

Ex Tilleys. Now known as Ivy House

1903     Pitt R.

1904     Pitt R. Long E. W. Solicitor.

1905     Pitt R.

1908     Unoccupied.

1910     Aubrey T.

1922     Ballard R J.

1928     Fletcher G.

1934     Griffiths E.

1944     Griffiths G.

1949     Williams E.

1961     Lucy W.J.

1967     Fleming Miss P.

1970     Corner M.T.

1971     Unoccupied.

1974     Jackson Mrs I.M.

1989     Bailes J.E.

1992     Thornburn J.

2002     Thornburn J.

Tithe Map

for more on Francis Matthews see 1841 on No 25.


For more on William Mutloe see Potted Biographies.


The Tipton family were here from at least 1848, when Thomas Tipton senior a coach proprietor, died 'in Southend' aged 52, to 1853 when there was an auction sale of household furniture at the house 'the proprietor, Thomas Tipton, leaving the neighbourhood.'
Thomas Tipton, b Ross 1823, coach proprietor, married Caroline Thurston, b 1827, of Hill Ash in Dymock on Jan 30th 1851, they seemed unable to settle but their movements can be followed by noting the children's birthplaces.
They had Elizabeth Ann in the Southend in Jan 1852 and Mary Jane in Parkway in August 1855. They then moved to Kensington where Charles William was born in 1858 and Caroline in 1861. Moving back to Newent as landlords of the Red Lion by 1862 they had Ellen in 1863 and Edward in 1865. Back to Kensington they had Edith in 1871. Thomas died in 1876, Caroline and Edith are in Gloucester in 1881.

From the Hereford Journal November 12th 1845:
Charge of Assault. Thomas Tipton, the younger, son of the respected proprietor and coachman of the Ledbury and Gloucester coach, was charged by Joseph Banks, "Under Boots", at the Feathers Hotel, with having assaulted and beaten the latter, on the evening of Saturday, the 18th ult.
It appears that Banks was employed by the elder Tipton to drive the coach, after its return from Gloucester, from the Feathers to the yard in which it was kept, and that the younger Tipton, too, mounted the box, wishing to drive himself, but was ordered by Banks, in the most peremptory manner, to "get behind" and told that "that was his place". Receiving such an insult on his father's coach, young Tipton's ire was aroused, and the assault now complained of was the consequence.
Defendant, who was compelled to leave Ledbury to enter on a situation on the day of the meeting, did not appear, and in his absence was fined 11s. with 9s. expenses.

Bankrupt in August 1855 his hearing gives some idea of his early travels.

From the Hereford Times August 4th 1855

IN the matter of the Petition of THOMAS TIPTON, formerly of Ledbury, in the county of Hereford, Proprietor of the Mail Coach running from Ledbury to Gloucester and back daily, then of West Derby, near Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, Proprietor of an Omnibus and Horses, then of Ledbury aforesaid, out of Business, afterwards of Aberystwith, Proprietor of Horses, afterwards of the City of Gloucester, out of Business, and now of Ledbury aforesaid, out of Business, an Insolvent Debtor.


Isaac John Lovell, b 1839, married Ellen Read, b 1842, in Rotherhithe in 1863.
They had Allan Arthur in 1868 in Ledbury where Isaac is a Banker's Accountant in 1871, Ellen died in Ledbury in 1873, a headstone in the cemetery records:
LOVELL: In memory of Ellen wife of John Lovell who died....Feb 1873 aged 31 years.
Also of Ellen Jane, John Mason, and Florence their children who died in infancy.
Isaac and Allan are in No 39 Southend in 1881.
Allan, now a bank cashier, is in Portsmouth in 1891. Isaac died in 1926.


Edwin Brown, a draper, b May 1840 to Richard and Mary Ann grocers in the High Street in Ledbury married Matilda Wales in Worcester in 1871.
They had Martin Edward in 1872 in Hampton Wick (Middx). Martin married Mary Jane Wright in Cardiff in 1895 and the whole family are in Durbridge Farm, Redmarley in 1901 where both Edwin and Martin are described as farmers.
Martin and Mary have William Martin b Cardiff 1895, Dorothy Isabel in Worcester in 1897 and Gwendoline Violet in 1901 at Redmarley.
Farming was evidently not to their liking as by 1911 Martin is a motor mechanic in Ross, Edwin has retired to Stanley Road Gloucester where he died in 1914.


John R Pitt, a carpenter turned Forester and Woodman from Cradley where he was born in 1851 John Robert married Agnes Louisa Edwards, b 1853, in Cradley in 1875.
They had Charles Henry in 1876 and Agnes Emma in 1877 who is with them in No 24 in 1901.
John and Agnes died in Ledbury, John in No 24 in 1907, Agnes in 1930.


Thomas Aubrey was born in Gloucester in 1860 to Thomas, a baker in Westgate St. and Martha. Thomas senior died in 1867.
Thomas junior married Mary Ann Lane in Gloucester in Q1 1887. A daughter, Mary Laura, was born September 21st 1887, sadly Mary Ann died later on September 26th.
I can find no trace of Thomas junior after his wife died in 1887 but his daughter Mary Laura is in Eccleshall (Sheffield) in 1901 with her uncle and attended the National School in Sheffield, father's occupation given as builder. She married Richard Diggle in 1915.
Thomas died in Luton in 1920, still owning/renting No 24 according to Tilley's.


Evan Griffiths born Aug 23rd 1860 Retired Stationmaster and Rhoda J Griffiths born 29th July 1862. Evan died in 1940 and Rhoda in 1942. The lease was continued by a George Griffiths, probably Evan's brother, who died here in 1947 aged 79.