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Colton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Colton, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands near the river Trent and the Grand Trunk Canaly 2 miles N by E of Rugeley, under which it has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Rugeley. The parish includes also the hamlets of Stockwell Heath, Lee Lane, and Newlands. Acreage, 3672; population, 731. Bellamour Hall, Bellamour Lodge, and Colton House are the chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lich-field; net value, £339 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1851, but has the tower and south chancel of a previous Early English building. There are almshouses, and a school endowed with £80 per annum.

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 parishColton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionLichfield 

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 Colton

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 Colton 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 Colton 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

Lea Lane
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWS15
Post TownRugeley