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Stretton (Penkridge), Staffordshire

Historical Description

Stretton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Penkridge parish, Staffordshire, on the river Penk, 2 miles NW of Gailey station on the L. & N.W.R, and 3 SW of Penkridge. There is a post office under Stafford; money order and telegraph office, Brewood. Acreage of township, 1615; population, 224. Stretton Hall, the seat of the lord of the manor, is a fine old mansion designed by Inigo Jones. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £72 with residence. Patron, Lord Hatherton. The church was formerly a chapel of ease to Penkridge parish church, is Norman and Early English, and was partly rebuilt in 1860.

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 
Poor Law unionBrewood 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stretton (Penkridge) from the following: