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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Caverswall St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Cheadle|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Caverswall (St. Peter))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser
Villages, Hamlets, &cCellar Head
Weston Coyney with HuIme