Barlaston, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, on the Grand Trunk Canal, 3 miles NNW of Stone. It has a station on the North Staffordshire railway, and a post office under Stoke-on-Trent; telegraph office, Tittensor. Acreage, 2184; population, 782. Barlaston Hall was formerly a seat of the Bagnalls, and is now the seat of the Broughton-Adderley family. New Hall and Hartwell Hall are other residences in this parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £200. Patron, the Duke of Sutherland. The church is modern, but has an ancient tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Barlaston St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Stone|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1551 for deaths and 1573 for baptisms.
Church of England
St. John the Baptist (parish church)
The church of St. John the Baptist, situated at the north end of the village, and surrounded by lofty trees, was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, 1886-1888, at a cost of £2,500, and is an edifice of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south-west porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells: the tower is the only remaining portion of the 14th century church: a new organ was given in memory of Mr. Clement Wedgwood in 1890: there is a stained east window and three memorial windows: in 1905 a carved oak pulpit was erected in memory of the Rev. R. C. Farmer B.A. vicar 1871-1901: the church affords sittings for 300 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Barlaston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Barlaston (St. John the Baptist))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Barlaston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser