Dilhorne, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, 3 miles WSW of Cheadle, and 2 N of Blyth Bridge station on the North Staffordshire railway, with a post office under Stoke-upon-Trent; money order office, Blyth Bridge; telegraph office, Blyth Bridge railway station. The parish also in-eludes the township of Forsbrook and the hamlets of Whit-hurst and Boundary. Acreage, 3776; population of the civil parish, 1770; of the ecclesiastical, 734. Dilhorne Hall, the seat of the Manningham-Buller family, is the chief residence. The Foxfield colliery is in this parish. Much of the land was formerly heatli, but has been reclaimed and planted. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £245 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. The church was built in the 12th century, and .has an octagonal tower; it was repaired in 1819, and again in 1868. The vicarage of Forsbrook is a separate benefice. There is a Wcsleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Dilhorne All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Cheadle|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Dilhorne from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Dilhorne (All Saints))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Dilhorne 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