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Etruria, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Etruria (popularly Trury), a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on the North Staffordshire railway, and on the Grand Trunk Canal, 1 mile W of Hanley, 1¼ NW of Stoke-upon-Trent, and 2 SSE of Burslem, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O) under Stoke-upon-Trent. It is included in the municipal and parliamentary borough of Hanley. It was founded and named by Josiah Wedgwood, was the scene of many of those inventions and improvements by which he carried the manufacture of pottery to a state of high excellence, and was the place of his death, at Etruria Hall, in 1795. His potteries are still carried on by his descendants. There are extensive ironworks. The ecclesiastical parish includes the village, and was constituted in 1847. Population, 5397. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £227 with residence. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church is a good stone edifice, and there are Wesleyan, New Connexion, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishStoke 
Poor Law unionStoke-upon-Trent 

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

Church Records

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Etruria 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 Etruria 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:

CountyCity of Stoke-on-Trent
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST1
Post TownStoke-On-Trent