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Croxall or Croxhall, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Croxall or Croxhall, a township in Derbyshire, and a parish in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The township lies on the river Meese, 6½ miles N of Tamworth, and has a station on the M.R. Post town for Oakley and Croxall, Lichfield; for Catton, Bnrton-on-Trent; for the Edingale part, Tamworth. Acreage, 1586; population of township, 244; of ecclesiastical parish, 334. The parish contains also the townships of Oakley and Catton, and part of Edingale. Croxall Hall is the seat of the Prinsep family, and Catton Hall that of the Horton family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £400 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is of 13th century date. There is a chapel of ease at Catton built by the owner of the estate, replacing the ancient one of the year 1100.

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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