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Brereton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Brereton, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Rugeley parish, Staffordshire, 1½ mile SE of Rugeley, with a post office under Rugeley, which is the money order and telegraph office. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1843; population, 1955. Coal is worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £301 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Rugeley. The church, enlarged in 1878, is a fine building in the Gothic style, and contains a font of Caen stone, a handsome reredos, and stained windows. There are six almshouses for poor widows, and a Wesleyan chapel.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Civil parishRugeley 
Poor Law unionLichfield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brereton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Brereton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:

DistrictCannock Chase
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWS15
Post TownRugeley