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Gayton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Gayton, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, near the river Trent and the Grand Trunk Canal, 1 mile NE of Weston station on the G.N.R. and the North Staffordshire railway, and 5 miles NE of Stafford. There is a post office under Stafford; money order office, Weston; telegraph office, Ingestre railway station. Acreage, 1515; population, 221, The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £140 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Harrowby. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1870; it contains an old Norman font and an ancient monument.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishGayton St. John the Baptist 
HundredPirehill 
Poor Law unionStafford 

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 Gayton

Findmypast, in association with the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Gayton


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 Gayton from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Gayton 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:

DistrictStafford
CountyStaffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtST18
Post TownStafford