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Calton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Calton, three townships and a chapelry in Staffordshire. The townships are Calton-in-Mayfield, Calton-in-Blore, and Calton-in-Waterfall; they lie in three several parishes, designated in their respective names; and they are contiguous to one another at a point 2½ miles W of the river Dove, 4½ ENE of Froghall station on the North Staffordshire railway, and 6½ NW by W of Ashborne, which is the post town; money order office, Waterhouses; telegraph office, Church Mayfield. Acreage, 1542; population, 221. The chapelry includes also a detached part of Croxden parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £100. The church was restored in 1875. A fair is held on 20 Sept.

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Calton 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:

DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST10
Post TownStoke-On-Trent