Checkley, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, on the river Tean, 1½ mile NE of Leigh station on the North Staffordshire railway, and 4 miles SSE of Cheadle. The parish contains the villages of Upper and Lower Tean, Fole, Beam-hurst, and Hollington, and part of the hamlet of Foxt, the last lying detached within Ipstones parish. Post town, Upper Tean, under Stoke-upon-Trent; telegraph office, Cheadle. Acreage, 5955; population of the civil parish, 2620; of the ecclesiastical, 1315. Many of the inhabitants are employed in tape and cotton manufacture. The living is a rectory, including a chapel of ease at Hollington, in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £630 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1874; it has a Norman tower, and contains a Norman font, some ancient monuments, and some good stained glass, and the churchyard contains three pyramidal stones, with ancient rude sculptures. The vicarage of Tean is a separate benefice. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel at Fole.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Checkley St. Mary and All Saints|
|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 Checkley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Checkley (St. Mary and All Saints))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Checkley 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
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