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Ellastone, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Ellastone, a village, a township, and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands about a mile from the river Dove, 1½ mile NW of Norbury station on the North Staffordshire railway, and 5 SW by W of Ashborne, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Ashborne. The township includes the village. Acreage of township, 755; population, 274; of the ecclesiastical parish, 986. The parish includes also the townships of Calwich, Prestwood, Wootton, Ramshorn or Ramsor, and Stanton. An ancient camp occurs at Weaver Hill, and ancient coins have been found there. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Stanton, in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £163 with residence. The church is ancient, with an embattled tower, has monuments of the Fleetwoods, and was restored in 1883. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. Archbishop Sheldon was a native.

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 parishEllastone St. Peter 
Poor Law unionAshbourn 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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 Ellastone from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Ramshorn or Ramsor
Wootton (Ellastone)
DistrictEast Staffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne