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Meerbrook, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Civil parishLeek 
HundredTotmonslow 
Poor Law unionLeek 

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 Meerbrook


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Meerbrook from the following:


Maps

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

DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
CountyStaffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtST13
Post TownLeek

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