High Offley, Staffordshire
Offley, High, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands near the Birmingham and Liverpool Canal, 3 miles E of the boundary with Salop, 4 SW of Eccleshall, and 5 NW by N of Gnosall station on the L. & N.W.R. The parish contains also the hamlets of Shebdon and Woodseaves, and its post town is Newport, Salop. Acreage, 2761; population, 787. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £210 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is ancient, was restored in 1887, and contains monuments of the Skrymshers and a monument of 1851 to Bishop Ryder.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||High Offley St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Newport|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for High Offley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Offley, High (St. Mary))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser
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