Cheddleton, a village, a township, and a parish in Staffordshire. The township is conjoint with Rownall township, including part of Cellar-Head hamlet, lies near the Cauldon Canal and the river Churnet, 3 miles S of Leek, and has two stations (Cheddleton and Wall Grange) on the North Staffordshire railway. There are paper works, a brewery, a flint mill, and large dyeworks. It has a post and money order office under Leek; telegraph office, Leek. The parish contains also the townships of Consall and Basford. Acreage of the civil parish, 9536; population, 1973; of the ecclesiastical, 1097. Ashcombe Park and Westwood Manor are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £210. The church was built in the 13th century, and was restored in 1865; it contains a fine oak screen, a piscina, sedilia, and monuments. 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||Cheddleton St. Edward|
|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 Cheddleton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Cheddleton (St. Edward))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Cheddleton 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, &cBasford
Cunsall or Consall