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Barlaston, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishBarlaston St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionStone 

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

Church Records

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.


Wesleyan Chapel

Civil Registration

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:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Rough Close
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST12
Post TownStoke-On-Trent