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Cheddleton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishCheddleton St. Edward 
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 Cheddleton

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 Cheddleton 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 Cheddleton 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

Cunsall or Consall
Wetley Bocks
DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST13
Post TownLeek