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Church Eaton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Church-Eaton, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands 2¼ miles SSE of Gnosall station on the L. & N.W.R., 5½ NW of Penkridge, and 6½ SW of Stafford. It has a post office under Stafford; money order and telegraph office, Gnosall. The parish includes also the liberties of Marston, Wood-Eaton, Orslow, High Onn, Little Onn, ½Shushions, and the hamlet of Goosemoor. Acreage, 4283; population, 616. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £540. Patron, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot. The church is chiefly Norman, and was restored in 1886.

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 parishChurch Eaton St. Edith 
Poor Law unionPenkridge 

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 Church Eaton

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 Church Eaton 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 Church Eaton 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

Goose Moor
Marston (Church Eaton)
Onn, High and Little
Wood Eaton
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST20
Post TownStafford