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Cauldon, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Cauldon or Caldon, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, on the river Hamps, 3½ miles ENE of Froghall station on the North Staffordshire railway, and 7 WNW of Ashborne, which is the post town; money order office, Waterhouses; telegraph office, Oakamoor. Acreage, 1494; population, 295. Much of the surface is barren moor. Excellent limestone is extensively quairied on the lofty hill of Cauldon Lowe, and sent on a railway of three inclined planes to the Cauldon Canal at Froghall. Good fossil marble also is found. The river Hamps runs a long distance in the neighbourhood underground. Urns and flint-headed arrows have been found at Big-Lowe. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £148 with residence. The church is small, has a tower with pinnacles, and was restored in 1887; it contains monuments to the families of Cropper, Wilmot, Marshall, and Whieldon. There is a reading-room in the parish.

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 parishCauldon St. Mary 
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 Cauldon

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 Cauldon 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 Cauldon 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