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High Offley, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishHigh Offley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNewport 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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 districtST20
Post TownStafford