COTON, a township, in the parish of Hanbury, union of Burton-upon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford, 6¾ miles (S. E. by S.) from Uttoxeter; containing 72 inhabitants. This place is generally called Coton-under-Needwood, to distinguish from others of the same name. It lies about a mile south of the river Dove, and the like distance north-west of the village of Hanbury. Coton Hall is a neat mansion, erected in 1790. William Wollaston, author of The Religion of Nature Delineated, was born here in 1650.