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Caverswall, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Caverswall, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village lies on the river Blythe, 1 mile NE of Blythe-Bridge station on the North Staffordshire railway, 3 miles E of Longton, and 4 W of Cheadle. It has a post office under Stoke-upon-Trent; money order office, Blythe-Bridge; telegraph office, Blythe-Bridge railway station. Fail's are held. on the 2nd Tuesday in April and October. The parish contains also the hamlets of Weston-Coyney, Hulme, and, Werrington. Acreage, 5296; population of the civil parish, 6147; of the ecclesiastical, 6125. Caverswall Castle is a large edifice with lofty keep and four corner towers; was built originally in the time of Edward II. by Sir William de Caverswall; rebuilt in the time of James I., and converted in 1810 into a Benedictine nunnery. It is now a gentleman's residence; in the grounds is a Roman Catholic chapel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £310 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1880; it contains monuments of Sir William de Caverswall and Earl St Vincent. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishCaverswall St. Peter 
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 Caverswall

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 Caverswall 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 Caverswall 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

Cellar Head
East Vale
Weston Coyney with HuIme
DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST11
Post TownStoke-On-Trent