Croxton St Paul's, an ecclesiastical parish in the civil parish of Eccleshall, Staffordshire, comprising an area of 7805 acres. The village of Croxton is 3¼ miles WSW of Standon Bridge station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4 NW by W of Eccleshall. Post town, Eccleshall. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1856, and includes the townships of Croxton, Broughton, Gerard's Bromley, Podmore, Charnes, and Chat-cull. Population, 892. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church was erected in 1854. This parish is on the exact watershed of England; in one field are two springs, one forming the source of the river Sow (or Sough), a tributary of the Trent, running eastward to the sea by the Humber, the other being the source of a stream running westward by the Fern and Severn to the Bristol Channel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Croxton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Croxton)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Croxton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser