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Fenton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Fenton, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Stoke-upon-Trent parish, Staffordshire. The township consists of Fenton Culvert or Great Fenton and Fenton Vivian or Little-Fenton. Great Fenton is 1 mile SE of Stoke-upon-Trent, and 3 miles ESE of Newcastle-under-Lyne. It has a station under the name of Fenton on the North Staffordshire railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Stoke-upon-Trent. It is a seat of petty sessions and, is governed by a local board, and has a town-hall. The church was erected in 1839, and rebuilt in 1890. There is a chapel of ease, erected in 1887. Fenton Vivian is also in the parliamentary borough of Stoke-upon-Trent, and is 3 miles K of Newcastle-under-Lyne. It has a church, erected in 1882, and there are Wesleyan and Primitive and New Connexion Methodist chapels. Area of the urban sanitary district, 1748; population, 16,998. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1841, and includes the township of Botteslow. Population, 12,093. The living is a vicarage in the diocese" of Lichfield; net value, £430 with residence. Fenton Culvert. See preceding article. Fenton, Great and Little, a conjoint township in Stoke-upon-Trent parish, Staffordshire, the same as Fenton Culvert and Fenton Vivian. See FENTON, Staffordshire.

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 
Civil parishStoke upon Trent 
Civil parishStoke upon Trent 

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 Fenton

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Fenton from the following:


Online maps of Fenton are available from a number of sites:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

CountyCity of Stoke-on-Trent
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST4
Post TownStoke-On-Trent