Meerbrook, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Leek parish, Staffordshire, on the river Churnet, under the Roches, 3½ miles N by E of Leek. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1859, and its post town is Leek, under Stoke-on-Trent. Population. 562. The parish council, under the Local Government Act, 1894, consists of seven members. The Churnet valley here, for a length of about 2 miles, is flanked by stupendous mural masses of rock and strewn with their fallen fragments. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £165 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Leek. The church was erected in 1873 on the site of a church built about 1562 by Sir Ralph Bagenal. There is a Wesleyan chapeL
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We have transcribed the entry for Meerbrook from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Meerbrook)
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