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Cotton or Lower and Upper Cotton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Cotton or Lower and Upper Cotton, a township-chapelry in Alton parish, Staffordshire, near the Uttoxeter 1 Canal, 2 miles ENE of Oakamoor station on the North Staffordshire railway, 3 N of Alton, and 6 NE of Cheadle. Post town, Cheadle under Stoke-upon-Trent; money order and telegraph office, Oakamoor. Acreage, 2276; population, 641. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Patron, the Vicar of Alton. The church was built in 1795. There is a Roman Catholic chapel, and a Roman Catholic college for boys of the middle classes.

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 parishAlveton 
Poor Law unionCheadle 

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