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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.


Online maps of Draycott in the Moors are available from a number of sites:

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