Wolstanton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Wolstanton, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village is 1 ½ mile N of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and 2 miles WNW of Stoke-upon-Trent. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Stoke-upon-Trent. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster. The parish contains twelve townships, and comprises 10,816 acres; population of the civil parish, 50,885; of the ecclesiastical, 6683. The parish includes also the ecclesiastical parishes of Tunstall, Newchapel, Goldenhill, Knutton, and part of those of Silverdale, Chesterton, Kidsgrove, and Mowcop. Most of the area lies within the tract called the Potteries, and there are numerous porcelain and earthenware factories, many brick and tile yards, and several iron and steel works, engine works, and silk and cotton mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £233 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1869, and contains a piscina, sedilia, and some ancient monuments to the Sneyd family. There is a chapel of ease at Porthill. There are two mission churches, and Free, New Connexion, and Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. See TUNSTALL, KIDSGROVE, &C.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Wolstanton

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


Old maps of Wolstanton are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Brieryhurst or Brerehurst
Great and Little Chell, and Pitts Hill
Mow Cop
Tunstall (Wolstanton)