BERRY HILL, 1 mile north of Coleford, has a scattered population, who are mostly employed in and around Coleford, of which place it forms a suburb: it was, with Joyford, Hillersland and Lane Ends, formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1844; it is in the Western division of the county, Monmouth union and county court district, South Forest rural deanery, Gloucester archdeaconry and Gloucester and Bristol diocese.
Christ Church is a stone building of modern date, having a chancel, aisle, tower and 1 bell. The register dates from the year [ ]. The living is a vicarage, yearly value, £167, in the gift of the Crown and held by the Rev. William Henry Taylor, B.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge.
The area is 3,149 acres; the population in 1871 was 1,928.
Parish Clerk, Alfred Gwynn.
Letters arrive from Coleford.
National (Mixed), William Edward Walker, master; Mrs. Harriet Louisa Walker, mistress
Lane Ends, Isaac Newton, master; Mrs. Newton mistress
Hodgson Rev. Alfred Edmund, M.A. [curate]
Taylor Rev. William Henry, B.A. vicarage
Beach Peter, shopkeeper
Brown Joseph, blacksmith
Cooper John, shopkeeper, Joyford
Cullis Edward, beer retailer
Davis Benj. Farmer & coal proprietor
Ebborn William, farmer Shortstanding
Fox George, shopkeeper, Joyford
Godwin Edward, beer retailer
Gwilliam Benjamin, coal proprietor
Gwilliam Edwin, shopkeeper
Gwilliam James, The Rock & grocer
Gwilliam Milson, shoe maker
Harrison Charlotte(Mrs.), beer retailer, Joyford
Hughes Edward, beer retailer & shopkeeper, Joyford
Jones Amelia (Miss) beer retailer
Jones James, sculptor & stonemason
Jones Richard, horse dealer, Hillersland
Jones Thomas, farmer, Five acres
Nelmes William, grocer
Powell James, shopkeeper
Short John, farmer, Whitehall
Stephens Isaiah, shopkeeper & shoe maker, Short standing
Teague, Edward, farmer
Tomlins Geo. New Inn, Short standing
Webb Charles, nail maker
Williams William, shopkeeper
Young James, Rising Sun, five acres
Baglin Daniel, beer retailer
Forest of Dean Chemical Works, naptha manufacturer (Thomas Nicholas, proprieter), Canop works
Gwynn James, beer retailer
Herbert William, grocer
Matthews Samuel & Co. carpenters & builders
Morgan William, beer retailer
Simmons Edmund, wheelwright
Smith Amos, beer retailer
Smith John, grocer
Smith John, colliery proprietor, Edenwall colliery
Whittingham Ben, grocer
Williams Priscilla (Mrs.), Royal Forest inn.