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Checkley, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishCheckley St. Mary and All Saints 
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 Checkley

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 Checkley 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 Checkley 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

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