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Dilhorne, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishDilhorne All Saints 
Poor Law unionCheadle 

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 Dilhorne

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 Dilhorne 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 Dilhorne 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

DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST10
Post TownStoke-On-Trent