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Hales, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Hales, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Staffordshire, in the Tyrley quarter of Market Drayton parish, Shropshire. The township is united with Blore, and lies adjacent to Salop, 2¼ miles E of Market Drayton. Post town, Market Drayton. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1857. Population, 343. Hales Hall is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £190. The church was built in 1856 from designs by Sir G. Gilbert Scott. The battle of Blore Heath was fought in the parish during the Wars of the Eoses, and a stone cross still marks the spot where Lord Audley fell.

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 parishDrayton 
Poor Law unionDrayton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hales 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 Hales 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:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtTF9
Post TownMarket Drayton