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Ranton Abbey or Ronton Abbey, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Ranton Abbey or Ronton Abbey, a place in Staffordshire, in the parish of Ranton. An Augustinian priory, a cell to Haughmond Abbey in Salop, was founded here in the time of Henry II. by Robert Fitz-Noel, and is now represented by the tower of the church. A modern mansion, called Ranton Abbey, the property of the Earl of Lichfield, Stands on the site of the priory.

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 

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ranton Abbey or Ronton Abbey from the following: