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Chesterton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Chesterton, a village and a township in Wolstanton parish, and an ecclesiastical parish in Wolstanton and Audley parishes, Staffordshire. The township lies 2 miles WNW of Burslem, and 2 NW of Newcastle-under-Lyme, under which it has a post, money order, and telegraph office. A castle stood here before the Conquest, but has disappeared. The ecclesiastical parish consists of the township with part of the township of Chatterley and part of the hamlet of Bed Street, and was constituted in 1846. Population, 8266. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church is recent, in the Early English style, with handsome tower and spire. There are two mission churches, and Wesleyan, Primitive, New Connexion, Free Methodist, and Baptist chapels.

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 
Civil parishAudley 
Poor Law unionNewcastle-under-Lyme 

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 Chesterton

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chesterton 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 Chesterton 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:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST5
Post TownNewcastle