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Great Haywood, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Haywood, Great, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Colwich and Stowe parishes, Staffordshire, 1 mile NNW of Colwich. The village lies at the confluence of the rivers Trent and Sow, and at the junction of the Stafford and Worcestershire and the Trent and Mersey Canals, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stafford. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1854, and includes the hamlet of Swansmore. Population, 614. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £250. Patron, the Earl of Lichfield and trustees. The church was erected in 1843 and enlarged in 1858. There are Roman Catholic and Primitive Methodist chapels. Shugborough Hall is the seat of the Earl of Lichfield. There is a stone bridge of 14 arches over the Trent.

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 parishColwich 
Poor Law unionStafford 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Haywood from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST18
Post TownStafford