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Branstone or Branson, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Branstone or Branson, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Burton-upon-Trent parish, Staffordshire, on the Grand Trunk Canal, 2 miles SW of Burton-upon-Trent, under which there is a post office, and at which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage of township, 2482; population, 1422. The parish was constituted in 1870. The Marquis of Anglesey is lord of the manor. Sinai Park is in this township, and there are remains of a Roman camp. The church is a plain brick building erected in 1864. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £140 with residence. There is also a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Civil parishBurton upon Trent 
HundredOfflow 
Poor Law unionBurton-Upon-Trent 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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