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Draycott in the Moors, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Draycott, Draycot, or Draycott-in-the-Moors, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands near the river Blythe, half a mile NNE of Creswell station on the North Staffordshire railway, and 2½ miles SW by S of Cheadle, and has a post office under Stoke-upon-Trent; money order office, Blythe Bridge; telegraph office, Cheadle. The parish includes also the villages of Totmonslow and Creswell. Acreage, 3907; population, 367. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £350 with residence. The church is ancient, and contains some old monuments to members of the Draycot family.

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 parishDraycot-in-the-Moors St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionCheadle 

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 Draycott in the Moors

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Draycott in the Moors from the following:

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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Cresswell (Draycott in the Moors)
DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST11
Post TownStoke-On-Trent