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Cresswell, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Cresswell, a parish in Staffordshire, 2 miles NW of Stafford. Acreage, 828; population, 56. Cresswell Hall, the seat of the Meakin family, who are lords of the manor, is a handsome mansion, situated in an extensive park, in which are the ruins of an ancient chapel. The living forms a sinecure rectory in the diocese of Lichfield.

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 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST11
Post TownStoke-On-Trent